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Due to a record increase in the number, quality and breadth of submissions to the Conference Advisory Board, the organizers of 8th Cloud Expo (June 6-9, 2011) - Cloud Expo New York 2011 - have extended the technical program through the addition of an all-new "Telcos in the Cloud" track - to complement the already extensive selection of tracks, including "Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing," "Federal/Government Cloud Computing," "Real-World Virtualization,"Cloud Security & Performance," "The Cloud in Practice: Case Studies," and the always-popular "Hot Topics" track. Because the sheer quantity and quality of submitted sessions has outstripped the ability to assess each one fully and fairly - there have been a staggering 1,300 submissions thus far, for just 150 or so slots - the deadline for submitting speaking proposals to the conference is also being extended too, unt... (more)

Creating AJAX and Rich Internet Components with JSF

This article is based on, and contains excerpts from, the book Pro JSF: Building Rich Internet Components by Jonas Jacobi and John Fallows, published by Apress. Book is available on fine bookstores and Amazon. In our previous article - "Rich Internet Components with JavaServer Faces" (JDJ, Vol. 10, issue 11) - 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.  To use AJAX and Mozilla XUL with JSF, component writers have to make sure to provide any resource files needed by these technologies, such as images, style sheets, or scripts. The standard approach to providing re... (more)

Kaazing WebSocket Gateway HTML5 Edition - Quick Start

The newly released 3.3 version of the HTML5 Edition of the Kaazing WebSocket Gateway comes with a Quick Start Guide: pdf | video. The Quick Start Guide walks you through the simple steps of downloading, installing, and starting up the Gateway. It also shows off the demos that ship with the product. All in less than 5 minutes. Using the JMS Edition? Check out the Quick Start Guide for the JMS Edition.   ... (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)

The Internet of Many Different Things

by Vikram Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Kaazing The coming “Internet of Many Different Things” is not a world that is still way out in the future. According to researchers, somewhere between 2008 and 2009 there were as many “things” connected to the Internet as the number of people on the planet – over 6 billion! According to GSMA, by 2020 there will be 24 billion “things” connected to the Internet, of which half or 12 billion will be mobile devices. So what’s all this going to be worth? Analyst firm IDC projects that IoT technology and services spending will generate global revenues of $8.9 trillion by 2020. Indeed, with 12 billion mobile devices and 50 billion ‘Things’ connected via the Internet in the not-too-distant future, new technology that transcends the limitations of the current Web is critical. Cisco, which has a big stake in infrastructure for a thrivin... (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)

JavaServer Faces and AJAX for Google Fans

This is our last article in a series of four that have been introducing the concepts of creating AJAX-enabled JavaServer Faces (JSF) components. In this article we are going to summarize and encapsulate the concepts that were introduced in the three previous JDJ articles starting with the "Rich Internet Components with JavaServer Faces" (Vol. 10, issue 11), and design a Google-like JDJ InputSuggest component. We will show you how to use Mabon to create a simple and powerful input component with built-in suggest functionality similar to what Google Suggest provides. To make it easy for application developers to use our JDJ InputSuggest component, we are going to use the Weblets open source project to bundle external resources, such as icons and JavaScript libraries, into a Java archive (JAR) that represents our JSF component bundle. Creating an AJAX-Enabled JSF Input... (more)

Betting on Java for AJAX

Each day as an AJAX developer seems to bring another helpful revelation: a new tool, a new gadget, a new way to reinvent the browser. But even when I'm confronted with a breakthrough as big as Firebug - the brilliant debugging tool for Firefox - in the back of my mind I'm reminded that the AJAX state-of-the-art is trailing behind the debugging tools that we've had in Java for years. With age comes maturity, and with Java's maturity has come a wealth of development environments, field-tested frameworks, and a rich set of strongly typed APIs. In my current company, we all share a background in enterprise Web development. Our primary goal has always been to take the most innovative user interface technologies and massage them into a form that new programmers can feel comfortable with, no matter the underlying platform. Although I have significant experience in both J... (more)

Why the Web Dinosaurs Died

A fast-moving Comet is about to impact the Internet. When it hits, it will wipe away the architecture flaws we have lived with for the past 15 years and allow a new World Wide Web to evolve. This new Web will include applications that are instantly on and always on, applications that are truly multi-user, and applications that go far beyond today’s “click and wait” Web solutions. Brace for Comet Impact Comet (or Reverse AJAX) introduces a significant departure from the stale “click-and-wait” interaction we traditionally associate with Web applications, and resurrects push-style communications – the 1990s technology that was long before its time. Comet introduces a more scalable, agile, and broadly supported approach to mixing push capabilities with the traditional REST-based communications model of the Web, one that also addresses the limitations that made the initia... (more)

Kaazing to Exhibit at SYS-CON’s AJAX World RIA Conference, October 20-22, in San Jose, California

SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global AJAX and rich Internet technology provider Kaazing to exhibit at SYS-CON's upcoming AJAX World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place October 20-22, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. Kaazing, headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, is founded for the purpose of delivering the best possible real-time experience for the Internet. We provide real-time Web infrastructure solutions to customers who really care about their end-user experience when it comes to usability, scalability, and performance. Click Here to Register for the Conference! In addition to providing open source and commercial enterprise software delivering the best Internet real-time experience possible, Kaazing also provides support, training, and consulting services. ... (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)