Ajax and rich Web applications in general represent an area where invention and innovation occurs daily. This track selects some of the most intriguing and potentially useful of these innovations, across the entire spectrum of rich Web technologies, and explains how they work and how they might transform your Web application development experience.
Cutting-Edge Ajax Sessions:
- Adaptive Static Resource Optimization in the Ajax World with David Wei and Changhao Jiang
- Building a Web Application with Atlas, Start to Finish with Ross Boucher
- Building Voice Recognition & Audio Recording into Web Applications with WAMI with Andrew Sutherland
- Interoperable Ajax Tools and Mashups with Adam Peller
- The Future of Ajax: The Browser Reinvented (Keynote) with Ben Galbraith & Dion Almaer
- The Future of Development Tools (Keynote) with Ross Boucher
- Web. Smartphone. Future. Now. with Jason O'Keefe
- ES5: ECMAScript Standards for a Better Web (Panel) led by Allen-Wirfs Brock
Speech recognition has yet to be leveraged on the Web due to technical restrictions in browsers, but voice recording and voice recognition have a number of interesting applications if used properly, like online gaming.
This session introduces the WAMI API, including:
- The basics of client-server interaction;
- How to build a basic WAMI application;
- Useful implementations of this ground-breaking technology;
- And more.
Adam Peller, Contributor, OpenAjax Alliance
Until recently, Ajax IDEs have fallen short in comparison to what is available for proprietary RIA platforms. This session focuses on industry activities around Ajax IDEs and Ajax mashup tools that can drastically improve your productivity, particularly developments at the OpenAjax Alliance. A key factor is OpenAjax Alliance's IDE initiative, OpenAjax Metadata (OAM), which will advance the current state of Ajax IDEs and help achieve plug&play between Ajax IDEs and toolkits and allow Ajax IDEs to provide WYSIWYG visual authoring, including animated effects. The session also highlights OpenAjax Alliance's activities around mashup interoperability and mashup security. Mashups have the potential for revolutionizing the way Web applications are developed where programmers and non-programmers create new applications via drag&drop assembly, but there are interoperability challenges and security risks with mashups. In order to allow the industry to realize the full potential from mashups, OpenAjax Alliance has developed an open source secure mashup framework called OpenAjax Hub 2.0 and a companion standard for mashable widgets (OpenAjax Metadata for Widgets).
In this session you discover:
- New Ajax development tools on the way that will significantly improve your productivity;
- How to use Ajax tools to speed the development of mashups;
- How OpenAjax Hub 2.0 can provide you with client-side infrastructure to implement mashups securely;
- And more.