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http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali In my October 2, 2008 blog entry, I shared the unfortunate news of Web 2.0's demise. This news is now hitting Silicon Valley and Silicon alleys around the world. Soon all Web 2.0 events will either be "cancelled," or their organizers will make a last-minute attempt to pull together a last show, but throw in the towel after that, IMHO. If they buck all business logic, and go ahead with their final scheduled Web 2.0 events, they'll lose millions of dollars and find out after their last show that Web 2.0 was DOA (as a software business model) anyway. Industry participation is a key indicator to determine the viability of technology trends. And what is better an indicator than the success or failure of an industry event on a particular subject matter. This week a WSJ blog entry (advertorial) written by Jeremy Liew entitled, "Will the Rece... (more)

Cloud People: A Who's Who of Cloud Computing

Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud? This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when 13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with... RANDY BIAS | @randybias "Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.] That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)

How To Survive the Global Recession Through Cloud Computing

Michael Sheehan's Blog Adopting Cloud Computing as a primary technology strategy will be one of the main catalysts for technology-savvy business to not only stay in business, but also be successful in the long run. If the Global Recession truly hits as it seems that it will, items that directly and positively impact the bottom line of companies will naturally rise to the top. This week, Gartner, Inc released their list of the top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2009. This information stems from research performed within the Technology sector and factors in their client and research feedback. This list, released at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo, is considered to be potentially “disruptive to your environment or market in some way,” says Gartner analyst David Cearley. While I sometimes find some of Gartner’s commentary on trends in technology a bit conservative and missin... (more)

How To Create a Reusable AJAX Library

This presentation by Kris Hadlock at the upcoming AJAXWorld Conference & Expo (March 19-21, 2007, New York City), is a comprehensive discussion on how to create a custom AJAX library or set of components that can be reused in any web application. Steps: The benefits of reusable AJAX components. The rapid development of a reusable AJAX engine. Connecting custom JavaScript objects to the AJAX engine. Rendering components from dynamic responses. Component integration into an existing web application Speaker Bio: Kris Hadlock has been a contract web developer and designer since 1996. He is the author of AJAX for Web Application Developers (Sams, October 2006) and a featured columnist and writer for numerous web sites and design magazines. He is also the founder of Studio Sedition, a web development firm, and is the cofounder of 33Inc alongside partner Robert Hoekman J... (more)

JackBe Named "Platinum Sponsor" of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Enterprise Mashup / Rich Enterprise Applications technology leader JackBe joined AJAXWorld Conference & Expo as "Platinum Sponsor." The world's leading Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0 event will take place September 23-26, 2007, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. JackBe is the premier provider of software and services that combine the strengths of AJAX and SOA with reliable, optimized Web connectivity to deliver Enterprise Mashups and Rich Enterprise Applications (REA). The complete JackBe platform enables business unit developers to quickly create desktop-like Web applications and enterprise mashups while still maintaining centralized IT governance, security, and control. JackBe solutions leverage your existing SOA and middleware investments over the complete path from serve... (more)

i-Technology Predictions for 2007: Where's It All Headed?

At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year? Every time, the answers are surprisingly different from the year before, and of course throw light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale - all that good stuff. Enjoy! Ruby on Rails . JRuby . AJAX . Rules-Based Programming JASON BELL Enterprise Developer, Editorial Board Member, Java Developer's Journal My predictions for 2007.... 1.  Incremental mainstream adoption of Ruby on Rails It's going to happen, isn't it? Keep an eye out for Sun's offering of JRuby. Whether this is the death of other open source scripting languages like Groovy rem... (more)

AJAX - SOA - Web 2.0 - "Empowering Business Users Through Enterprise Mashups"

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) efforts are typically thought of as a “behind-the-scenes” solution. However, as SOA efforts have matured, enterprises have begun to focus on methods of improving SOA ROI by delivering these services to end-user communities via the Enterprise Mashup. Enterprise Mashups are compelling because they enable business users to self-integrate services from both inside and outside the corporate firewall in flexible, innovative ways, yet stay within the context of a security and governance framework that enterprises require.  Speaker Bio: John Crupi is the CTO of JackBe Corporation. As CTO he is entrusted with understanding market forces and business drivers to drive JackBe's technical vision and strategy. He has 20 years of experience in OO and enterprise-distributed computing. Previously, John spent eight years with Sun Micros... (more)

Dojo Hits 1.0

The three-year-old Dojo Foundation has put out version 1.0 of Dojo, an open source JavaScript toolkit for AJAX development meant for building rich Web 2.0 applications without proprietary plug-ins or single-vendor solutions. The widgetry makes use of Google Gears, Google's solution for making applications work both on- and offline. What Dojo calls Dojo Offline is based on it. The toolkit is all of 25K in size and supports progressive enhancement and animations and is supposed to open the door to a wealth of high-quality widgets and extension modules. Dojo also supports the Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and Opera browsers and the OpenAjax Alliance Hub 1.0 to guarantee interoperability with other toolkits IBM, Sun, BEA and AOL are Dojo backers. IBM uses Dojo in WebSphere Commerce and its mashup maker, QEDWiki, and says it enabled it to create user interfaces that ... (more)

Review of 2008: A Developer's Perspective

Suresh Krishna's Blog The year that's just ended was a terrific one for the proliferation of new technologies and frameworks. I have been hearing a lot about the following technologies in the year 2008: mashups, cloud computing, domain modeling, Eclipse - especially Equinox, Single Sourcing, and EclipseLink. Mashups : JackBe is an Enterprise Mashup software company and has the series of products like Presto Server, Presto Composer and Presto Connectors. They also have a great Eclipse Plugin to support the advanced developer. This gives Java programmers complete control to design, debug and deploy mashups, all powered into the Eclipse IDE. As opposed to the simple consumer oriented content feeds and screen scrapping, JackBe does a lot of serious work on the Enterprise level. I am extremely happy to know the Mashup company JackBe. Though in the current job i don’t work... (more)

SAP Backs Off Maintenance Increase

SAP Business One Singed by user reaction to its plans to up the price of its support contracts, SAP Tuesday postponed any move until early next year. Meanwhile, it’s set up a task force charged with talking to enterprise customers to reinforce the perceived value of their support agreements and justify the proposed price increases. SAP wants to raise the price from ~17% of the license fee a year to 22%. Given the economic temper of the times, SAP is expected to get a lot of pushback. ... (more)

Where's i-Technology Headed in 2007?

At the end of each year, when SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors, our question is always the same: where's the industry going next year? Every time, the answers are surprisingly different from the year before, and of course throw light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale - all that good stuff. Enjoy! Ruby on Rails . JRuby . AJAX . Rules-Based Programming JASON BELL Enterprise Developer, Editorial Board Member, Java Developer's Journal My predictions for 2006.... 1.  Incremental mainstream adoption of Ruby on Rails It's going to happen, isn't it? Keep an eye out for Sun's offering of JRuby. Whether this is the death of other open source scripting languages like Groovy ... (more)