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An AJAXWorld Look at The Rise and Rise of Enterprise AJAX and RIAs

SYS-CON Media's Diary of AJAX

It has come a long, long way since February 2005 when Jesse James Garrett coined the now universally used term for it: the rise and rise of 'AJAX' has been meticulously reflected in the pages of SYS-CON Media's magazines and web sites. We take an end-of-year look at its first 22 months.

February 2005

Garrett, President and a founder of Adaptive Path, writes his seminal essay offering a new approach to Web applications, goes away on vacation, and comes back a week later to a mountain of e-mail from around the world asking for more details about this new way of thinking about the architecture of web applications using certain technologies like CSS, DOM, and XMLHttpRequest. 

January  2006

SYS-CON announces that the world's first-ever full One-Day AJAX Seminar, "Real-World AJAX," has already attracted a full complement of sponsors

February 2006

AJAXWorld Magazine is conceived, just 12 months after the creation of the term "AJAX."

March 2006

"Real-World AJAX," a full One-Day AJAX Seminar, takes place in The Roosevelt Hotel in New York, New York, with speakers such as: the creator of the term 'AJAX," Jesse James Garrett; David Temkin, founder and CTO of Laszlo Systems; and Douglas Crockford, Creator of JSON.

"Real-World AJAX" also offered insights from:

  • Coach Wei, Chairman, Founder and CTO, Nexaweb
  • David Boloker, CTO Emerging Technologies, IBM
  • Douglas Crockford, Architect, Yahoo!
  • Luis Derechin, CEO and Co-Founder, JackBe
  • Jesse James Garrett, Creator of the term "AJAX"
  • Dion Hinchcliffe, Editor-in-Chief, AJAXWorld Magazine
  • Christophe Coenraets, AJAX-Flex Integration Guru, Adobe
  • Dylan Schiemann, Founding Engineer, Renkoo, co-founder, Dojo
  • Ajit Jaokar, CEO, futuretext
  • Jonas Jacobi, AJAX Evangelist and Co-Author, Pro JSF and AJAX
  • John Fallows, AJAX Evangelist and Co-Author, Pro JSF and AJAX
  • Charles Fiesel, Director, Roundarch
  • David Temkin, CTO & Founder, Laszlo Systems
  • Kevin Hakman, Director of Product Marketing, TIBCO
  • John Crupi, CTO, JackBe
  • Rob Gonda, Deputy Editor, AJAXWorld Magazine
  • Jim Phelan, VP of Development, Stream 57
April  2006

"Real-World AJAX" reconvenes, this time on the West coast, to deliver a One-Day AJAX Seminar, with a speakers such as the CTO of Laszlo Systems and Creator of JSON, "Real-World AJAX" offers insights from:

  • Adam Bosworth, VP of Engineering, Google
  • Dr Eric Miraglia, Yahoo!, Presentation Platform Team
  • Paul Rademacher, Creator of, Google
  • Jouk Pleiter, Co-Founder & CEO of Backbase
  • Shanku Niyogi, User Experience Guru, Microsoft UI Framework and Services
  • Alex Russell, President, Dojo Foundation
  • Eric Pascarello, Co-author of the bestselling book Ajax in Action
  • Dion Hinchcliffe, Editor-in-Chief, Web 2.0 Journal
  • David Temkin, CTO & Founder, Laszlo Systems
  • Sahil Malik, Tech Evangelist, telerik
  • Kevin Hakman, Director of Product Marketing, TIBCO
  • Luis Derechin, CEO and Co-Founder, JackBe
  • Dion Hinchcliffe, Editor-in-Chief, AjaxWorld Magazine
  • Christophe Coenraets, AJAX-Flex Integration Guru, Adobe
  • Dylan Schiemann, Founding Engineer, Renkoo, co-founder, Dojo
  • Ajit Jaokar, CEO, futuretext
  • Jonas Jacobi, AJAX Evangelist and Co-Author, "Pro JSF and AJAX"
  • John Fallows, AJAX Evangelist and Co-Author, "Pro JSF and AJAX"
  • Charles Fiesel, Director, Roundarch
  • David Temkin, CTO & Founder, Laszlo Systems
  • John Crupi, CTO, JackBe
  • Rob Gonda, Deputy Editor, AJAXWorld Magazine
  • Jim Phelan, VP of Development, Stream 57

October 2006

SYS-CON Events stages AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2006, in Silicon Valley - the world's biggest full-fledged AJAX-specific conference. The 85 speakers included some of the top domain experts in the world…

Adam Sah - Architect of Google Gadgets
Ajit Jaokar - Chair of Oxford University's Next-Generation Mobile Applications panel
Ajay Ramachandran - CTO and VP of Raining Data's XML-Centric Applications and Platforms group
Alan Lewis - Technical Evangelist, eBay Developers Program
Alex Russell & Dylan Schiemann - Co-Founders, Dojo Foundation
Alex Bunardzic - Developer, Rails
Andrew C. Oliver - Software Developer
Ash Parikh - Director of Development & Technology, Raining Data Corporation
Bill Scott - Co-Founder of Rico, AJAX Evangelist of Yahoo!
Billy Hoffman - Lead Security Researcher for SPI Dynamics
Bob Buffone - Chief Architect, Nexaweb Technologies
Bob Zurek - Director of Advanced Technologies, IBM Information Integration Solutions
Charles Fiesel - Leader, RIA Practice at Roundarch
Christophe Coenraets - Sr. Technical Evangelist, Adobe
Coach Wei - Founder & CTO, Nexaweb
Craig McClanahan - Programmer and original author of the Apache Struts framework for building Web applications
Dan Theurer - Technical evangelist, Yahoo! Web services
Dave Hanley - Director of Product Management for Rhapsody Web Services
Dave Hoover - Lead Agile Practices Consultant at Obtiva Corp and author of the upcoming "Acceptance Testing Rails"
Dave Johnson - Co-Founder & CTO of eBusiness Applications
Dave Wolf - VP of Consulting, Cynergy Systems
David Boloker - CTO, Emerging Internet Technologies, IBM
David McFarlane - Chief Operating Officer (COO) at IM Logic, Inc
David Temkin - Founder & CTO, Laszlo Systems
David Van Couvering - Committer for Apache Derby; member of the Apache DB PMC
Dion Hinchcliffe - Editor-in-Chief, AJAXWorld Magazine
Douglas Crockford - Creator of JSON
Dror Matalon - Founder of Zapatec
Eric Hodel - Programmer and Systems Administrator, The Robot Co-op
Eric Pascarello - Co-author of Ajax in Action
Florian von Kurnatowski - Director of Technical Services, Scalix
Francois Orsini - Sr. Staff Engineer, Database Technology Group, Sun
Greg Murray - Servlet 2.5 Specification Lead, now the AJAX architect for Sun
Hakon Wium Lie - Co-Inventor of CSS
Inderjeet Singh - Sr. Staff Engineer with Sun; architect for Java BluePrints
James Adam- Developer of Rails Engines, Author of "Rails Plugins"
James Ward - Technical Evangelist for Flex at Adobe
Jeremy Chone - Director, Product Management & Strategy, Enterprise & Developer Solutions Business Unit, Adobe
Jesse James Garrett - Father of the term "AJAX"
Jim Phelan - Chief Architect, Stream57
Jochen Krause - CEO, Innoopract; Member of the Eclipse Board of Directors
Joe Orbman - Chief Architect, Midnight Coders
Joe O'Brien- Co-founder of EdgeCase, LLC
John Bennett - Adobe Consulting, Eastern Region
John Crupi - CTO, JackBe
John Fallows - Former lead developer for Oracle ADF Faces Rich Client; Co-author of "Pro JSF and AJAX"
John F. Andrews - President, Evans Data Corporation
Jon Ferraiolo - Web architect within IBMs Emerging Technologies Group
Jonas Jacobi - Java EE Technology Evangelist at Oracle, Co-author of "Pro JSF and AJAX"
Joshua Gertzen - Primary architect, ThinWire Ajax Framework
Jouk Pleiter - Co-Founder & CEO, Backbase
Juho Rishu - Founder of Helmi Technologies
Kevin Hakman - Co-Founder, TIBCO General Interface
Kurt Cagle - Author & software developer
Laurence Moroney - Author of Foundations of Atlas
Louenas Hamdi - SAP Research Team, SAP Labs
Luis Polanco - Senior Product Manager for Apollo at Adobe
Luke Birdeau - Lead Software Engineer for TIBCO General Interface
Matt Quinn - Heads Product Strategy and Product Management, TIBCO Software
Mark Pillar - TheMidnightCoders with Joe Orbman
Martin Frid-Nielsen - CEO & Founder, SoonR
Michael Buffington - Ruby on Rails + AJAX
Mike Nimer - Mike Nimer is a partner, Nimer and Associates
Milos Glisic - Senior Developer, ComponentArt
Nate Koechley - One of the first Web developers at Yahoo!
Nathan Jakubiak - Software Team Leader, Parasoft
Neil Sequiera - Venture Capitalist, General Catalyst Partners
Patrick Grady - Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Rearden Commerce
Paul Rademacher - Creator of (Google)
Rama Gurram - Research Scientist, SAP Labs
Riccardo La Rosa - Principal Consultant, Engineering, Molecular
Rob Rusher - Certified Flex 2 instructor, one of only a few in the world
Robby Russell- Founded PLANET ARGON
Robert Smik - Director of solutions engineering of Raining Data's XML-Centric Applications and Platforms group
Robert Brewin - Co-CTO Software Group, Sun
Ryan Davis - Founding Member of Seattle Ruby Brigade
Sahil Malik - Evangelist, telerik
Samir Raiyani- Director of Homeland Security Research, SAP Labs
Samisa Abeysinghe - Architect of the core of the Apache Axis2/C Web services engine
Scott Isaacs - Architect, Microsoft Windows Live; Father of DHTML
Shanku Niyogi - Product Unit Manager of the UiFX Team, Microsoft
Stephen Baker - Creator and Lead Developer of R-Spec
Steve Mulder - Principal Consultant in user experience at Molecular
Tony Parisi - Co-Creator of Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML)
Zeki Mokhtarzada - Co-Founder & CTO,

More Stories By RIA News Desk

Ever since Google popularized a smarter, more responsive and interactive Web experience by using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) for its Google Maps & Gmail applications, SYS-CON's RIA News Desk has been covering every aspect of Rich Internet Applications and those creating and deploying them. If you have breaking RIA news, please send it to [email protected] to share your product and company news coverage with AJAXWorld readers.

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Yahoo! revamped its mail service (which may be responsible for a third of its total pageviews) to use an ajax front end. What does that mean? Ajax and other dynamic html technologies allow a page to change content without a reload. So Yahoo!'s mail pageviews are down and that's going to have an impact on Yahoo!'s page view growth.

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