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Today, there is a wealth of technologies to take advantage of to add AJAX behaviors to your Spring-based Java Web applications. This session will assume you know the basics of AJAX and Spring, and will dive straight into evaluating the leading AJAX technologies, and how to integrate them with Spring to take full advantage of an existing Spring infrastructure. Attendees will emerge with an understanding of which tools to use when, and how they work in a Spring environment to create enterprise class rich Web applications. Register for AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Submit Your Paper to Present a Session Sponsor AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo Speaker Bio: Jeremy Grelle is a senior software engineer with SpringSource and the technical lead of the Spring Faces project which provides first-class integration between Spring, Spring Web Flow and Java Server Faces. He is a ... (more)

Google to Take On Amazon with Same-Day Delivery

Reports have resurfaced of Google starting a same-day delivery service in San Francisco called Google Shopping Express for local shops to rival Amazon's ambitions for its Prime business. Couriers will evidently pick up the parcels. TechCrunch claims the service will cost somewhere around $64-$69, which is $10-$15 cheaper than Amazon, which charges around $79 a year for free two-day delivery of purchases on Amazon.com . Reportedly Tom Fallows, an e-commerce product manager at Google, is in charge. Google recently bought BufferBox, whose service lets businesses drop off packages close to the consumer. It also bought Channel Intelligence in a $125 million deal that gave the search giant lots of data on e-commerce transactions. ... (more)

SOA Web Services Edge Conference Coverage on SYS-CON.TV

(February 14, 2005, 5:33 PM) - Boston's Hynes Convention Center main entrance on Monday afternoon, the day before the conference starts. Web Services Edge 2005 East is due to open the next day at 8:00 AM. No one has done as much in recent weeks and months for raising the profile of Web Services than giants like eBay, Amazon.com, and Google which is why software developers, IT managers, and i-technologists from all over the country are gathering in Boston for tomorrow's opening keynote address by Ackley, which will be followed on Wednesday by a keynote from Ari Bixhorn, Microsoft's director of Web Services Strategy in the developer and platform division, and one on Thursday from the Executive Director of Eclipse.org, Mike Milinkovich. Web Services Edge 2005 East - International Web Services Conference & Expo delegates will be able to hear Matt Ackley, senior director ... (more)

i-Technology 2008 Predictions: Where's RIAs, AJAX, SOA and Virtualization Headed in 2008?

2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will '08 be the year of "Unified Communications" or the year when CMS comes to stand for "Community Management System" - or even "Collaboration Management System"? Or will it be the year of a giga-merger, to beat the mere mega-mergers of 2007? As usual at the end of each year, SYS-CON has been informally polling its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors. As always, the range and depth of their answers is fascinating, throwing light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale. Enjoy! RIAs versus AJAX . Ruby on Rails . PHP . Facebook Competitors  TIM BRAY Director of Web Technologies, Sun Tim Bray managed the Oxford English Dictionary projec... (more)

JNetDirect to Exhibit at SYS-CON's SOA World Conference & Expo

JNetDirect provides software products for improving their customer's connectivity, integration, management and security to their data resources. Products include JDBC drivers, Business Intelligence, Database Management, Disaster Recovery/Backup solutions and Password Management applications. Below is a brief overview of some of these software applications. JDBC Drivers - Since 1999, JNetDirect database drivers have set the industry standard for performance and stability. Their JDBC drivers are deployed worldwide -- in virtually every conceivable Java configuration -- giving organizations unparalleled connectivity to their critical data sources. Business Intelligence - Elixir Repertoire takes Business Intelligence to the next level of open interoperability by fully embracing the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), making available Business Intelligence capabilities as ... (more)

Are Enterprises Ready for Cloud Computing?

Barry Lynn's Blog There have been multiple white papers and articles written by analysts - Is Cloud Computing Ready for the Enterprise? The question is asked so many times now - Is Cloud Computing ready for the enterprise? So, I have to ask - Is the enterprise ready for Cloud Computing? I’ll start this discourse with a few PC and sincere comments (the two are not mutually exclusive unless one is running for political office). First, I love Corporate CIOs and IT managers (not in a romantic way, of course, but with great admiration). Second, they have the most difficult jobs in the corporate universe. They are the brains and the central nervous systems of large enterprises. They are also the most taken for granted of all executives. They represent cost centers who get no credit for their corporations’ profits, while keeping the corporation alive. If they achieve 99.99%... (more)

Virtualization, SOA, and the Rise of Social Media

Lars Leckie's Blog At Hummer Winblad we often joke that we focus on the "boring side of software." By this we mean that many of our companies tend to be described with words like core, infrastructure, B2B, backend, etc. We believe that these companies provide the infrastructure under which the next generations of software are built. They will be interesting and successful companies but it is unlikely your mom will ever know their names. A few months back one of our portfolio companies did something unexpected - the results were even more unexpected. We don’t usually expect our companies to make YouTube videos...but the team over at vKernel did exactly that. Here is a company that is busy making the system management tools to help enterprises cope with the explosion of virtualization in their environments...and driving traffic from a YouTube video. The team made a q... (more)

Cloud Computing Proves a Natural for Offloading Development Processes

Our latest podcast discussion centers on using cloud computing technologies and models to improve the test and development stages of applications' creation and refinement. One area of cloud computing that has really taken off and generated a lot of interest is the development test and performance proofing of applications -- all from an elastic cloud services fabric. The build and test basis of development have traditionally proven complex, expensive, and inefficient. Periodic bursts of demand on runtime and build resources are the norm. By using a cloud approach, the demand burst can be accommodated better through dynamic resources, pooling, and provisioning. We've seen this done internally for development projects and now we're starting to see it applied increasingly to external cloud resource providers like Amazon Web Services. And Microsoft is getting into the act to... (more)

Why Averages Are Inadequate, and Percentiles Are Great

Anyone who ever monitored or analyzed an application uses or has used averages. They are simple to understand and calculate. We tend to ignore just how wrong the picture is that averages paint of the world. To emphasis the point let me give you a real-world example outside of the performance space that I read recently in a newspaper. The article was explaining that the average salary in a certain region in Europe was 1900 Euro's (to be clear this would be quite good in that region!). However when looking closer they found out that the majority, namely 9 out of 10 people, only earned around 1000 Euros and one would earn 10.000 (I over simplified this of course, but you get the idea). If you do the math you will see that the average of this is indeed 1900, but we can all agree that this does not represent the "average" salary as we would use the word in day to day li... (more)

Benefits of an Enterprise-Class Server and Data Consolidation Solution

CIOs cited reducing enterprise costs; improving IT applications and infrastructure; improving efficiency; and improving business processes among the top 10 business priorities, according to a Gartner Executive Program Survey conducted last year. To address these business priorities, many CIOs are rethinking how they architect their IT infrastructure to better deliver applications and services to end users. A study conducted by IDG Research Services[1] in 2013 surveyed 333 IT directors or higher titles at enterprise companies with more than 500 employees and reported that 77% of IT leaders globally believe data center transformation will play a highly important role in delivering business goals to their organizations. Instead of allowing remote and branch offices to maintain the hardware and data, many enterprise CIOs today are centralizing storage and backups to ... (more)

Cloud as a Growth Engine for Business

Cloud Expo® New York Early Bird Savings here! The cloud opens up new possibilities for businesses to continuously deliver software-driven innovation and enables new ways of collaboration. At 14th Cloud Expo, IBM, SoftLayer, an IBM Company, and Cloudant, an IBM Company, offer numerous sessions that cover many aspects of cloud and Big Data from how to leverage a cloud architecture, make Big Data cost effective, to how to take advantage of a multitude of compute options and platform features to make cloud the cornerstone of your online presence. Lunch Keynote | Cloud as a Growth Engine for Business - Unleashing Software-Driven Innovation - June 10, 12:15 - 1:00 pm Dr Kristof Kloeckner, General Manager at Rational Software, IBM In a world of ever accelerating business cycles and fast-changing client expectations, the cloud increasingly serves as a growth engine and a path ... (more)