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The Power of Javascript

Posted by Glenn Vanderburg  on  Mar 29, 2008 3

Glenn Vanderburg makes the case for Javascript, a language long overlooked. This presentation from JAOO 2007 shows how its OOP model and other language features make it a very powerful tool and how to use these features to get the most out of the language.

Ajax and design patterns : Do we need a client tier?

Posted by Dave Crane  on  Mar 20, 2008 1

An Ajax application can go for several hours without leaving the original page. In this talk, Dave Crane explores ways to apply design patterns to the client tier, and how the use of patterns compares with the server-side. He examines the tension between maintaining server-control and delegating control to the client, and looks at the pros and cons of each architecture with real-world examples.

Prototype and Script.aculo.us: spending weekends at home again

Posted by Thomas Fuchs  on  Oct 25, 2007 1

Script.aculo.us creator Thomas Fuchs gives an overview about the concepts and functionality of both Prototype and the script.aculo.us libraries, provides advice on what and what not to expect and gives pointers and hints on how to get started.

An Overview of Desktop Java Technologies in Today's RIA World

Posted by Scott Delap  on  Sep 20, 2007 2

Scott Delap provides an overview of Swing and Eclipse RCP technologies in today's world of RIA applications, as well as advances in deployment techniques such as Java Web Start and Pack200 which assist in the centralized deployment of desktop apps. Scott also compares when to use Java vs. other technologies such as Ajax, Flex, and OpenLazslo.

Real World Web Services

Posted by Scott Davis  on  Aug 29, 2007 5

In this presentation, Scott Davis provides a pragmatic, down-to-earth introduction to Web services as used in the real world by public sites, including SOAP-based, REST and POX-style examples. While the buzzword density leaves nothing to be desired, the presentation contains a very accessible introduction to the core Web services standards.

Building Real World Apps with Atlas

Posted by Wally McClure  on  Jun 13, 2007

ASP.NET AJAX is a AJAX framework from Microsoft. It facilitates quick generation of more efficient, more interactive and highly-personalized Web experiences that work across all the most popular browsers. It integrates cross-browser client script libraries with the ASP.NET 2.0 development framework. Developers have full access to the built-in ASP.NET 2.0 application services.

Using Google Web Toolkit

Posted by Bruce Johnson  on  May 24, 2007 1

The Google Web Toolkit (GWT) is a Java-centric framework for creating AJAX applications. GWT cross-compiles Java source into JavaScript, allowing Java developers to use their existing Java skills and tools to create AJAX apps. GWT lead Bruce Johnson intros GWT including high-performance AJAX, internationalization, and integration with existing web app.

Ajax Development with ASP.NET

Posted by Nikhil Kothari  on  Apr 12, 2007

ASP.NET lead architect Nikhil Lothari demonstrates the out-of-box features in ASP.NET Ajax can be used to enrich Web apps with Ajax functionality and incorporate various Ajax patterns in a simple manner; he also demonstrates more powerful usage of the script framework, best practices and design patterns for incorporating and encapsulating script functionality.

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