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Embracing New Platforms: Building RIAs Beyond AJAX

Bert Halstead's RIA Session at AJAXWorld, March 18-20, in New York City

There is now a spectrum of Rich Internet Application (RIA) technologies - including Adobe Flex, Adobe AIR, Microsoft Silverlight, and Curl - that go beyond the traditional functionality that AJAX provides. These platforms provide distinct benefits for moving complex desktop and client-server applications to the Web.

An independent study by Sonata Software compared the performance and ease of development of applications using Curl, AJAX, and Flex, highlighting strengths and weaknesses of each platform This session will look at the application characteristics that developers should consider before choosing a platform, as well as provide specific examples of the interactivity and performance that these platforms offer.

Speaker Bio: Bert Halstead is the chief architect of Curl, Inc., and a founding member of the Curl technical team. Previously, he was a research staff member at Digital Equipment Corporation. He received his Ph.D. degree from MIT and spent ten years teaching computer science there. 

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2008  Will Be The Decision Year for RIAs
AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 will provide delegates with the optimum balance between RIAs, Rich Web Technologies and AJAX, while underlining business needs, technology potential, and enhanced user experience.

This year at AJAXWorld the relentless focus is not only on where RIAs are now but also where Rich Web Technologies are headed, where Enterprise Web 2.0 and Social Applications are taking the software development industry and the end user, and how Rich Web Technologies are transforming our businesses and our lives.

Delegates will learn how RIAs are making money and gaining market-share for some of the leading businesses in the world.

The real-world questions that will be answered by this year's 140+ sessions are those that currently preoccupy working developers, architects, IT managers and business line managers. The 2008 tracks include:

  • Enterprise RIAs and AJAX
  • Rich-Web Case Studies and Mash-Ups
  • Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Applications
  • Event-Driven Web
  • iPhone Developer Summit
  • Diamond Track

AJAXWorld is sponsored by the world’s leading RIA technology providers including.

Conference faculty includes the world’s top RIA experts.

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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 [email protected] to share your product and company news coverage with AJAXWorld readers.

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