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Increasingly, industry pundents, seasoned developers, and bloggers alike are labeling “Web 2.0” as nothing but jargon and a new spin on old technologies. In this session, Coach Wei will examine the state of confusion around “Web 2.0,” debunk the myth that Web 2.0 doesn’t involve new technologies, and finally answer the question: How is Web 2.0 meaningful to the enterprise? Believe it or not - Web 2.0 will fundamentally impact core enterprise IT operations in a way that can only be matched by the shift from mainframe computing to client/server computing! Speaker Bio: Coach combines in-depth IT industry expertise with extensive education and research experience at MIT to drive technology innovation and business direction for Nexaweb. He founded Nexaweb in 2000 and served as CEO until summer 2003. Before founding Nexaweb, Coach architected a... (more)

Keynote Systems Upgrades AJAX, Web 2.0, and RIA Web Site Test Services

Keynote Systems has announced major upgrades to the company’s two flagship Web site performance test and measurement product offerings: Transaction Perspective 8.0 and Application Perspective 5.0. The enhanced versions include the Keynote Internet Testing Environment (KITE), a new desktop-based test and measurement environment that enables developers and testing professionals, from their own desktop, to test and measure the end-user experience of next generation Web applications that include AJAX and asynchronously downloaded content with point and click ease. All Web tra... (more)

i-Technology Viewpoint: Is Web 2.0 the Global SOA?

The subject of Web 2.0 has become profoundly important over the last year. Web 2.0 describes the next generation of the Web as an application platform where most of a user's software experience resides. The subject is somewhat controversial, but it's becoming ever more apparent as the successor to monolithic system architecture, prepackaged software, and traditional Web applications. Software as a Service (SAAS) and Web as Platform are only two of the larger mantras of Web 2.0 that most of the major software vendors have begun to embrace recently. Yet not only is Web 2.0 still v... (more)

Ten Ways To Take Advantage of Web 2.0

Ten Ways To Take Advantage of Web 2.0 One of the questions I get asked fairly frequently is how people can leverage Web 2.0 techniques in their applications and infrastructure today.  Now that it's getting more well known, more people seem to be actively interested in making immediate, practical use of Web 2.0 ideas.  For example, Microsoft is getting ever increasing buzz about their Mix 06 conference, and ZDNet's David Berlind has been raving about Mashup Camp, an event that will essentially teach folks how to create new remixed applications like ZeroBars out of Web services in ... (more)

AjaxWorld Conference & Expo Announced

SYS-CON Events (www.events.sys-con.com) has announced the first international "AJAXWorld Conference & Expo" (www.AjaxWorldConference.com) to take place on October 10-11, 2006, in San Francisco, California. The announcement came during the opening day of the "Real-World AJAX" seminar (www.AjaxSeminar.com) taking place today at the Marriott Marquis Times Square Grand Ballroom. Today's first event in the "Real-World AJAX" education series was sold out with close to 400 delegates among the live studio audience and more than 10,000 simulcast viewers on SYS-CON.TV. The event was origin... (more)