Monday, February 18th, 2008

Audible Ajax Episode 24: Aptana Jaxer Talk

Category: Aptana, Framework, JavaScript, Podcasts

I had the opportunity to sit down with three fine gents from Aptana to discuss their recent launch of Jaxer, the “server side Ajax framework”.

Paul Colton, Uri Sarid, and Kevin Hakman all sat with me to chat about things. I have already played with Jaxer, and created the Google Gears wrapper which can be used seemlessly for use cases such as “If the user doesn’t have Gears installed, just do it on the server”.

We discussed a lot in the twenty odd minutes including:

  • Where the idea for Jaxer came from
  • The difference between a server side JavaScript framework and Jaxer (since there are many of them!)
  • How Jaxer works (think of a headless Mozilla browser)
  • Side effects of going this direction
  • How developers are using it
  • How does your architecture change if you are using Jaxer?
  • How can you talk to code in Java and other languages?
  • How JavaScript 2 fits into the picture
  • What about deployment?

A lot of good stuff. Thanks to the crew for taking the time to chat with me. What other questions do you have for them?

We have the audio directly available, or you can subscribe to the podcast. We also have the video in high def here, or in normal def right below:

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:37 am

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Is there any possibility of getting a podcast feed for non-itunes players?


Comment by pwnedd — February 18, 2008

Doesn’t Kevin Hakman work for Tibco? What does he have to do with Aptana?

Comment by OpenAjax — February 18, 2008


You can use “” as the podcast feed.



Comment by Dion Almaer — February 18, 2008

Great interview. Thanks for posting. I haven’t tried Jaxer yet, but can’t wait to try it out, hopefully this weekend.

Comment by WillPeavy — February 18, 2008

Episode 24? The sidebar is still showing episode 22 – what happened to 23?

Comment by Andy Stevens — February 19, 2008

are we back to statefull model?
how many DOMs my box will be able to handle?…
great idea, but scalability is in question.

Comment by yuryb — February 21, 2008

Personally I think the Internet has reached the point where computng power is growing at a faster pace than computing demand. Scalability measured by server memory / CPU overhead is fast becoming more affordable.

Comment by Jon Davis — February 23, 2008

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