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AJAXWorld Conference & Expo Covered by More Than 50 Journalists and Analysts

"Like I said, smells like JavaOne"

The first international AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, was sponsored by Adobe, Amazon, Apress, Backbase, ComponentArt, Cynergy Systems, Google, Helmi Technologies, IBM, ICEsoft, ILOG, Infragistics, JackBe, Laszlo Systems, Nexaweb, OASIS, Parasoft, Sun Microsystems, telerik, TIBCO, U7 Web Technologies, Visible Measures, Zapatec; including media sponsors AJAX Matters, AJAXWorld Magazine, BZ Media, ColdFusion Developer's Journal, DevtownStation.com, Eclipse Developer's Journal, Eclipse Review, Enterprise Open Source Magazine, Integration Developer News, ITtoolbox.com, Java Developer's Journal, LinuxWorld.com, Methods & Tools, Network World, Open Enterprise Trends, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal, SD Times, Software Test & Performance, SOA Web Services Journal, SYS-CON.TV, Web 2.0 Journal, and Web Developer's & Designer's Journal.

Attending Press and Analysts:
Neal Amodio, American Technology Research; Steve Anglin, Apress; Tony Baer, Datamonitor Computerwire; Jeffrey Bik, Kuehne+Nagel; Steve Bryant, Ziff Davis Media; Dave Burleigh, ValuationCreationCapital.com; Dennis Callaghan, Tech Dealmaker; Rachel Chalmers, Market Insight Service; Frank Coyle, InformIT.com; Lauren Dresnick, Visual Studio Magazine; Howard Dyckoff, Linux Gazette; Yakov Fain, Java Developer's Journal; Denny Fish, JMP Securities First Call Notes; Jeremy Geelan, SYS-CON.TV; James Gilman, Cross Research; Peter Hargrove, IBR News; Pedro Hernander, Jupitermedia; Dion Hinchcilffe, AJAXWorld Magazine; David Jensen, SOAWebServices.org; Oliver Kaven, Ziff Davis Media; Tricia Kerr, Off The Record Research; Paul Krill, InfoWorld; Glen Kunene, DevX.com; Albert Lin, ATR Daily Journal; Norm Martin, IT Newswire; Mark May, Needham & Company; Richard Monon-Haefel, Burton Group; Catherine Nolan, Addison Wesley Newsletters; Terry O'Donnell, JavaPro; M.R.   Pamidi, IT Newswire; Nick Patience, The 451 Group; Andy Patrizio, Internetnews.com; Gary Patterson, High Tech Trade Show Report; Robert Patterson, Metropolitan College of New York; Rosdanys Ramirez Arcas, Software Design Magazine; Venugopal Reddy, Skyworks; Sean Rhody, SOA Web Services Journal; Maria Rodriguez, High Tech Trade Show Report; Ajit Sagar, XML Journal; Tom Sanders, Vnunet.com; Mitchell Sodikoff, Radio Forbes; David Stodder, Intelligent Enterprise; Roger Strukhoff, LinuxWorld Magazine; Jean-Baptiste, Su La Tribune; Ray Valdes, Gartner Research; Nancy Valentine, SYS-CON.com; Peter Varhol, FTP Online; and John Waters, Application Development Trends.

Typical of the coverage was the story from ADT Magazine, whose John K. Waters wrote, in a report titled "Nexaweb and JackBe Take Web 2 to the Enterprise":

"Last week's AJAXWorld Conference & Expo ... had the feel of an early JavaOne—which is to say, the place was positively quivering with possibility."

"There were some great sessions and demos," Waters continued. (IBM's QEDwiki drag-and-drop mashup tool was his personal favorite), "and Jesse James Garrett (He Who Did Coineth Ajax) was there to bless the event."

Here's how the ADT report ended [emphasis added]:

"I heard a rumor, which I was unable to verify before my deadline, that the event was successful enough that the show's organizers are planning to hold the next one at Jacob Javitz Center in New York.  Like I said, smells like JavaOne."

But Waters was far from alone. Reports on the Conference & Expo are still appearing almost hourly, including the following:
eWeekAJAX, SOA to Merge"
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2022638,00.asp

PCAuthority
"Ajax developers seen playing with security fire""
http://www.pcauthority.com.au/news.aspx?CIaNID=37810

Information Week
"IBM Donates New JavaScripting Tool To Open Source"
http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=193104609

Computerworld
"Microsoft, Apple eyed for AJAX alliance"
http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;344136292;fp;2;fpid;

The blogosphere is abuzz too: "It was a conference where the decisions for which panel to attend were seldom easy, and sometimes agonizingly hard," wrote Kurt Cagle, perhaps the most prolific AJAXWorld blogger of them all, despite having his own business to conduct at Santa Clara in the course of the fast-paced 3 days.

Here is a brief round-up of some of the blogged comments:

"This past week I spoke at the AjaxWorld Conference here in Santa Clara. Enjoyed giving my talk and had some great conversations afterward. But the highlight was getting to hear my fellow cube-mate, Doug Crockford, give his abbreviated Advanced JavaScript talk. It's definitely great material."
--Yahoo! AJAX Evangelist Bill Scott

"At the AJAXWorld conference, JackBe and TIBCO Software are unveiling initiatives to more tightly link service-oriented architectures and AJAX."
--WebSpherePower Magazine

"This was one of the best conferences that I have been to in a long time."
--Kurt Cagle

"OpenLaszlo got a great deal of attention at AjaxWorld this week, especially as they describe their efforts around 'Legals' which is their next generation solution that supports multiple runtimes. Although limited in its ability to support all the current GUI controls for DHTML generation, the project certainly looks quite promising. Developers wanting to develop Ajax applications that target multiple runtimes and multple browsers will find the direction that OpenLaszlo very enticing."
--Bob Zurek, Emerging Internet Technologies, IBM

"I found the mixture of vendors and overall attendees to be an interesting mix Web developers with a fair number of newbies tossed into the mix.

All in all, the show seemed to show more of the Java/OS segment of the AJAX population - as opposed to the Atlas/.Net crowd. There were actually some reps from the Atlas world such as ComponentArt and Telerik with some neat Ajax "controls".

On the non-MSFT side I enjoyed meeting with reps from Icesoft, Jackbe, Backbase and Tibco. One of the nice things about some of these smaller companies is that they actually send their CEOs, founders and chief architects to meet attendees in the demo pavilion. I found this to be the most interesting in my experience at AJAXworld. I enjoyed witnessing first hand the entrepreneurial spirit at its best at this show."
-- Chris Schalk, Oracle

AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East received the largest number of "charter sponsors" of any Web 2.0 event in 2007, including: Laszlo Systems (Diamond Sponsor), JackBe (Platinum Sponsor), Adobe (Platinum Sponsor), Cynergy (Platinum Sponsor), Backbase (Gold Sponsor), Google (Gold Sponsor), Nexaweb (Gold Sponsor), ICEsoft (Gold Sponsor), Oracle (Gold Sponsor), Helmi Technologies (Gold Sponsor), JetBrains (Gold Sponsor), Sun Microsystems (Silver Sponsor), Parasoft (Silver Sponsor), Lightstreamer (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), IT Mill (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), FrogLogic (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), Zapatec (Exhibitor Plus Sponsor), MB Technologies Bindows (Exhibitor), Manning Publications (AJAX Book Sponsor), Apress (AJAX Book Sponsor), Conference Guru (Media Sponsor), Flash Goddess (Media Sponsor), AJAXWorld Magazine (Media Sponsor), Web 2.0 Journal (Media Sponsor), SYS-CON.TV (Media Sponsor), Methods & Tools (Media Sponsor), and OASIS (Association Sponsor). The first international AJAXWorld Conference & Expo which took place on October 2-4, 2006 sponsors included: Adobe, Amazon, Apress, Backbase, ComponentArt, Cynergy Systems, Google, Helmi Technologies, IBM, ICEsoft, ILOG, Infragistics, JackBe, Laszlo Systems, Nexaweb, OASIS, Parasoft, Sun Microsystems, telerik, TIBCO, U7 Web Technologies, Visible Measures, Zapatec; and media sponsors AJAX Matters, AJAXWorld Magazine, BZ Media, ColdFusion Developer's Journal, DevtownStation.com, Eclipse Developer's Journal, Eclipse Review, Enterprise Open Source Magazine, Integration Developer News, ITtoolbox.com, Java Developer's Journal, LinuxWorld.com, Methods & Tools, Network World, Open Enterprise Trends, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal, SD Times, Software Test & Performance, and SOA Web Services Journal.

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Ever since Google popularized a smarter, more responsive and interactive Web experience by using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) for its Google Maps & Gmail applications, SYS-CON's RIA News Desk has been covering every aspect of Rich Internet Applications and those creating and deploying them. If you have breaking RIA news, please send it to RIA@sys-con.com to share your product and company news coverage with AJAXWorld readers.

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AJAXWorld News Desk 12/21/06 04:49:55 PM EST

'I heard a rumor, which I was unable to verify before my deadline, that the event was successful enough that the show's organizers are planning to hold the next one at Jacob Javitz Center in New York. Like I said, smells like JavaOne.'