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The Evolution of Cloud Connectivity By Frank Greco “Intelligence is based on how efficient a species became at doing the things they need to survive.” ― Charles Darwin “My theory of evolution is that Darwin was adopted.” ― Steven Wright Yesterday In case you missed it, the first phase of cloud computing has left the building. Thousands of companies are in the cloud. Practically all organizations regardless of size already have production applications in a public, off-premises cloud or a private cloud. Yep. Been there, done that. And the vast majority of these applications use the classic “SaaS-style” public cloud model. Someone develops a useful service and hosts it on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud Marketplace, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or one of several other cloud vendors. Accessing this external service is typically performed via a well-d... (more)

Kaazing Launches Its Platform in the Amazon Cloud

"As the demand for our solution has grown, bringing it to the cloud makes it accessible for all organizations, large or small, on a flexible, as-needed basis," said Jonas Jacobi, co-founder and CEO of Kaazing, as Kaazing today announced that its enterprise-class HTML5 WebSocket Platform is now available as a service on Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud). "Our solution has already been adopted by a variety of large enterprises to develop and deploy living web applications and realize all the benefits that come with the platform," Jacobi added. The Kaazing Platform, he explained, enables real-time web communications over an “open full-duplex pipe” - a dramatic change compared to the legacy architecture that has been the foundation of all Web communications since the early 1990s. "WebSockets upgrade the web architecture to one that works like a telephone with direct co... (more)

Kaazing Expands Executive Team to Meet Demand for HTML5 Web Applications

Kaazing, a provider of HTML5 WebSocket technology, on Thursday announced that it has expanded its executive team with the additions of Mike Peckham as Vice President, Finance and Manuel Hoffmann as Vice President, Business Development. Bringing many years of executive management experience to Kaazing, Peckham and Hoffmann have helped lead emerging startups as well as global corporations within the enterprise technology sector. Both additions address rapidly growing market demand for Kaazing's WebSocket Acceleration technology, a critical component for the delivery of ultra high performance, full duplex Web communication.  The Kaazing team is a recognized and trusted leader in emerging Web technologies with its flagship product Kaazing WebSocket Gateway and its significant contributions to the W3C's HTML5 WebSocket specification.  Driven by a new era of browser tech... (more)

Five Signs You Need HTML5 WebSockets

HTML5 WebSocket is an important new technology that helps you build engaging, interactive, real-time web applications quickly and reliably. Sure, HTML5 WebSockets may be the best thing since sliced bread, but is this new technology right for you? This article identifies five types of web applications that will benefit from HTML5 WebSockets. So, without further ado... give me five! The Five Signs Your web application has data that must flow bi-directional simultaneously. Your web application must scale to large numbers of concurrent users. Your web application must extend TCP-based protocols to the browser. Your web application developers need an API that is easy to use. Your web application must extend SOA over the Web and in the Cloud. 1. Your application has data that must flow bi-directional simultaneously. When the Web was first conceived, it focused on document re... (more)

Performance Monitoring for HTML5 WebSockets

Apica, a performance testing and monitoring company teamed up with Kaazing to bring performance monitoring to apps using WebSockets. Kaazing customers moving applications to HTML5 and WebSocket extensions will now be able to validate response time and function with Apica’s real-browser monitoring to improve the end-user experience – Press Release. Apica also published an excellent blog post about the Apica-Kaazing partnership, and some insight into WebSocket monitoring. The snippet below discusses the layers you need to think about when it comes to monitoring. For a full read, head over to Apica’s blog: Apica and Kaazing: Why it works. Monitor the layers There are three things driving the performance of a WebSocket web app: the data communications layer (being handled by the WebSocket protocol), the application layer, and the browser layer. In order to see the qualit... (more)

Achievement Unlocked!

The world’s largest HTML5 user group, San Francisco HTML5 (SFHTML5), has reached 5,000 members. This is a huge milestone not only for SFHTML5, but as Meetup.com itself has announced, “With 5,000 members, you are now one of the largest Meetup Groups in the world.” Some highlights: SFHTML5 was founded by Kaazing and Marakana in March 2010. The first event was on 11 May 2010, where Brad Neuberg, Giorgio Sardo, and Peter Lubbers presented to more than 300 attendees. There has been at least one event per month since then, with physical attendance growing from 50 on average to 300. Every event has been recorded; some have been viewed up to 10,000 times. Here are two recordings: Rob Hawkes on HTML5 Games Peter Lubbers on HTML5 Real-Time and Connectivity Every event “sells out” within a few days. Starting in Spring 2012, SFHTML5 has been able to secure larger venues, which ... (more)

AJAX and Mozilla XUL with JavaServer Faces

In our previous JDJ article - Rich Internet Components with JavaServer Faces - we discussed how JavaServer Faces can fulfill new presentation requirements without sacrificing application developer productivity building Rich Internet Applications (RIA). We discussed how JSF component writers can utilize technologies, such as AJAX and Mozilla XUL, to provide application developers with rich, interactive and reusable components. In order to use AJAX and Mozilla XUL with JSF, component writers have to make sure to provide any resource files need by these technologies, such as images, style sheets, or scripts. The standard approach to providing resource files for a JSF component library is to serve them directly out of the web application root file system. These resources are usually packaged in an archive (such as a ZIP file), and shipped separately from the JSF componen... (more)

Enterprise Comet: Awaken the Grizzly!

There's a common misconception among many end users, consumers, and developers that AJAX is the ultimate solution for the Web and that it can provide all the same functionality as a rich desktop solution. Sure, AJAX can cover most of our expectations for a rich client, mimicking functionality provided by a desktop application, but there's still one area that has yet to be fully integrated ­ scalable server-initiated message delivery. With server-initiated message delivery, all end users of a particular application are simultaneously notified of any changes to the application state, e.g., at the stock exchange a stock is dropping fast and the trading application has to inform all traders about the sudden change in price. Server-Initiated Message Delivery Let's use the trading application as an example for server-initiated message delivery. Each broker has his own prefe... (more)

Kaazing Aims To Drive a New Generation of Real-Time Rich Internet Applications

Are you trading stocks online today, or playing poker online? Ever asked yourself why many of these service providers require you to download and install a desktop solution? Wouldn't it be better if you could receive information such as stock prices, betting information, sports, and news in real-time over the Web without having to install additional software or plug-ins? Kaazing, recently selected among the 77 companies invited to showcase leading-edge technologies at this year's DEMO conference, claims to have the technology answer to this. The solution Kaazing - who will be exhibiting at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 East in March at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City - has developed is called an an HTTP Multicast Router. "Why isn't this information already delivered to us in real-time today?" asks Kaazing Co-Founder and CEO Jonas Jacobi, "The answer is simple... (more)

Kaazing's "Brilliant" Take on Competitive Corporate Culture

Chris Shipley's Guidewire Group  Blog I’m sitting back stage at DEMO and the founders of Kaazing are about to take the stage to demonstrate Kaazing Enterprise Edition. The product is a real time messaging brokering system for the Internet, enabling the next-generation of real-time, “live” Web applications. It support scalable messaging in a range of applications. But that’s not the point of this post. I met Jonas Jacobi and John Fallows (pictured) just after Thanksgiving as they pitched their product for inclusion at DEMO. Having helped launch the first Web server at DEMO more than 10 years ago, I understood immediately the importance of what they are providing in this technology. On the spot, I invited them to come to the conference. Where, John asked, would DEMO 08 be held? Palm Desert, I answered. “That’s great. Our families will... (more)

Kaazing Launches New Enterprise Real-Time Solution

Kaazing Corporation unveiled its new enterprise real-time solution . Kaazing Enterprise Edition enhances scalability of real-time Web solutions and can power the largest marketplaces in the world. With Kaazing’s solution, customers can create and deploy mission-critical real-time Web solutions, such as trading systems, online betting applications, performance monitoring, RFID/GPS tracking systems, sports and news broadcasting applications.  “Kaazing has the potential to revolutionize the Web and become the backbone of rich Internet applications.” says Chris Shipley, executive producer of DEMO. “Kaazing Enterprise Edition profoundly changes the way we communicate and access data over the Web. Its unique, affordable solution is a must have for any organization looking to deliver real-time information globally to its clients.” Kaazing Ente... (more)