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Yahoo!'s Eric Miraglia will look at five practical strategies for achieving high performance in Rich Web Apps

"Those of us in the business of writing rich Internet applications have seen the focus swing from how to add richness to how to manage richness and the resources it demands in the browser," says Eric Miraglia, one of the world's leading experts on "advanced JavaScript utilities and widgets" - who works for Yahoo!'s Presentation Platform Team and will be speaking in October at SYS-CON's 6th International AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA (October 20-22, 2008).

Miraglia has been involved in the creation of social web applications since 1995, when he began developing interactive writing spaces for universities and plays a critical role at Yahoo! in helping product teams realize their forward-reaching development goals. He also teaches regular classes for Yahoo! web developers.

In his session, he will look at 5 practical strategies for achieving high-performance in Rich Web Apps and how to implement them.

According to Miraglia there are a number of steps front end engineers you can take to improve the way an application feels for the end user:

    1. You can be lazy, enriching your application on-demand in response to the user's actions;
    2. You can be smart, using predictive triggers to load specific pieces of data or functionality;
    3. You can be courteous, yielding control of the browser's JavaScript thread while performing long, complicated
    4. You can be environmentally astute, reducing the number of JavaScript and DOM objects by reusing them where ever possible;
    5. You can be cost-conscious, always analyzing the real price you're paying on the performance side and recirculating that information into the design process.

Miraglia (pictured below at a previous AJAXWorld in San Jose, CA, two years ago) notes that "Steve Souders's recent volume from O'Reilly, High Performance Web Sites, and the canonical performance rules Steve pioneered with the Exceptional Performance Team at Yahoo! in recent years have helped bring data-driven order to the lore that surrounds browser performance."

Eric Miraglia speaking at an earlier AJAXWorld Conference & Expo

He joins a faculty of industry thought leaders and practitioners that includes:


  • The discoverer of JSON - Douglas Crockford
  • The creator of jQuery - John Resig
  • Engineering manager of the YUI Team at Yahoo! - Eric Miraglia
  • Senior Evangelist, Amazon - Jeff Barr
  • Architect at eBay - Michael Galpin
  • Director, User Interface Engineering at Netflix - BillScott
  • VP of Engineering at TripIt.com - Andy Denmark 
  • Chairman & CEO of WaveMaker - Chris Keene
  • CTO of Pathfinder Development - Dietrich Kappe
  • Sun's AJAX Architect - Greg Murray
  • Technology Evangelist for Web Services and Web 2.0 Apps at Sun - Arun Gupta
  • Senior Engineer and Designer, Yahoo!  - Nate Koechley
  • President and senior trainer at Object Training Group - James Harmon
  • Lead Developer of the Qcodo Development Framework for PHP - Michael Ho
  • VP of Business Development at CommuniGate Systems - Jon Doyle
  • Sr. Developer at the creative agency Magnani Caruso Dutton - Mike Girouard
  • Lead Developer for the Oracle Fusion Middleware Integration Platform - Rakesh Saha
  • UI Architect at Edream Solutions - Sue Googe
  • System Operations Manager at EngineYard - Yehuda Katz
  • Senior Technology Evangelist at Microsoft - Laurence Moroney
  • Co-Founder & COO of Concept Solutions - John Krahulec
  • Co-Founder & COO of Finicity - Nicholas Thomas
  • Principal Consultant, Experience Design at Molecular - Evan Gerber
  • Principal Engineer, VeriSign - Karthik Shyamsunder
  • Chief dragon-wrangler for Komodo - Shane Caraveo
  •  Principal Software Developer, Red Hat - Thomas Heute
  • Operations Manager of the OpenAjaxAlliance - John Ferraiola
  • Web Theorist, IBM - Andrew Donoho
  • Tech Lead of the Spring Faces project  - Jeremy Grelle
  • Senior Consultant at SpringSource - Rossen Stoyanchev 

AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo 2008 West
The days when AJAX is the only game in town are over, and the 6th International AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA, on October 20-22, 2008 is your chance to come and see it and hear it for yourself.

Because it's easy to misjudge priorities and invest in the wrong technology, AJAXWorld will help you invest in the right one for your particular business. It will help you find the optimal balance between business needs, technology potential, and enhanced user experience. AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo 2008 West is where you can find what you're going to need for business survival and Web success in 2008, 2009 and beyond.

AJAXWorld's 80+ technical sessions, Keynotes, Power Panels and General Session Demos will help you determine which Rich Internet Technology will provide the most meaningful impact in your business, organization or service. The conference program aims to inform and inspire you toward the detailed implementation plan that you're going to need in the next 12 months in your own initiative whether that's SaaS, financial services, healthcare, enterprise portals, ISV applications, or whatever.

The Expo floor additionally will allow you to follow up on the premier solutions already available and to choose which best suits your needs.

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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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