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The next generation home digital experience is about one essential idea: to deliver more and diverse media-rich content to the consumer by giving consumers access to their digital life when they want it, how they want it and where they want it. This experience revolves around a new generation of television sets, mobile devices, HD and games appliances, wirelessly connected homes as well as a host of set-top box options. In this session, George Cacioppo will discuss the future of the mobile and beyond-PC markets, the iPhone, next generation home digital experience and how this will affect the consumer in the era of convergence. George Cacioppo is VP product development for ACCESS Systems America (formerly PalmSource). He is responsible for delivery of core platform, integration, quality assurance, licensee support, and Professional and Premium Services for Access Sys... (more)

AJAX Sponsor Webcasts Are Now Available at AJAXWorld Website

Live Webcasts of four sponsor sessions from the New York "Real-World AJAX" event are now available at the conference Website. These Webcasts which are now available online are Sahil Malik's (telerik) "How to Take Desktop Applications to the Web" session, Christophe Coenraets' (Adobe) "Extending AJAX with Adobe Flex" session, Jouk Pleiter's (Backbase) "AJAX Best Practices" session, and Kevin Hakman's (TIBCO) "The Four Quantum States of AJAX" session. The 12-hour event with its entire 11 sessions is also available as an on-demand product, in an easy to navigate DVD for all delegates ... (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)

AJAX Support In JadeLiquid WebRenderer v3.1

JadeLiquid Software announced the release of WebRenderer Desktop Edition v3.1, the leading Java browser Software Development Kit. WebRenderer Desktop Edition v3.1 includes many enhancements, including improved plugin support, SSL certificate management, FireFox 1.5 support and Intel OSX support. WebRenderer continues to offer Java developers the most accurate, standards compliant and robust Java browser component technology. JadeLiquid works closely with key clients to enhance and drive the core direction of the WebRenderer Java browser SDK. Exciting new features, browser and plat... (more)

Five Reasons Why Web 2.0 Matters

Five Reasons Why Web 2.0 Matters I've been spending a lot of time lately with folks around the mid-Atlantic region and talking to them about Web 2.0.  I get the expected full spectrum of responses ranging from genuine interest and active enthusiasm to some outright hostility.  Part of it is where the Web 2.0 space is still: an elite niche of technologists with a growing wider awareness that's just beginning. Most of us know that the technology industry and the Web are often far out ahead of the mainstream.  The fact is that the general public is still struggling with blogs and wi... (more)