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Peter Svensson's Blog One of the AJAXWorld breakout sessions that I had anticipated most was Chris Keene's WaveMaker presentation where WaveMaker's cloud strategy would be unveiled. Chris gave a very thorough and Monty Python themed presentation of the state of the cloud space today, with pros and cons of different solutions and with a special focus on Amazon's EC2/S3 offerings. Attentive delegates at AJAXWorld 2008 West in San Jose, CA [Photo: Corinna Kreuger] The reason for the Amazon focus is of course that WaveMaker is building its own service on top of it. The presentation was unfortunately not so focused on what WaveMaker's service would look like or work, but on clouds in more general terms. I do hope that they follow some of my suggestions and make the service more of a 'live' development environment than an IDE that happens to be on the web. Time will tell... (more)

AJAXWorld 2008 West Round-Up: Server-side JavaScript and jMaki Discussed

Peter Svensson's Blog There were two different talks on server-side JavaScript - one from Jaxer and one from the Phobos project. The Jaxer demo was very good. The presenter Ian Selby made a small REST server implementation while we sat there, database tables and all. The 6th AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo had nearly all available conference space at the Fairmont Hotel in San José, connected by miles of carpeted classical Hotel vestibules. All talks had ample room for attending listeners, but the amount present varied (as it does) between different talks. An attentive audience dur... (more)

AJAX World 2008 West Round-Up: The Framework World is Being Split in Two

Peter Svensson's Blog This is the first in a series of posts on what I saw, talked about and experienced at the AJAXWorld conference this year in San José. On the whole I was happily surprised to see a lot of companies present whose products and talks were attracting a lot of attention, who were in essence advocating thin server solutions across the border, wholesale. A glimpse at Keynote Room at AJAXWorld 2008 West in San Jose, CA My impressions of the conference as a whole and of the state of the industry (which one might hope would have a correlation) is that the world is being ... (more)