Tuesday, March 14th, 2006p>
The Real-World Ajax Seminar just happened in New York.
Backbase’s Jep Castelein posted a summary of these talks:
- 8.50am – Jesse James Garrett
- 9.30am – Christophe Coenraets, Adobe
- 10.30am – Scott Dietzen, Zimbra
- 11.18am – Sahil Malik, Telerik
- 12.10am – Bill Scott, Yahoo!
- 12.30am – Lunch Break
- 13.38am – David Heinemeier Hansson, 37 Signals
- 14.38am – Jouk Pleiter, Backbase
- 15.46am – Kevin Hakman, Tibco
- 16.00am – Dave Crane, author of “AJAX in Action”
- 17.38am – Rob Gonda
- 19.05am – Time to go home
On Jesse-James Garrett (Adaptive Path, “Ajax”):
He explained how the term Ajax came about, and why he is so excited about Ajax, being based on web standards. He refers Ajax as ‘something we all make together’: it doesn’t belong to any vendor or any single person or company. To get the best usability, he suggests to take a multi-disciplinary approach, where people from different disciplines work together for the best results. He finishes with saying that the pioneers are now shaping the future of Ajax.
On David Heinemeier Hansson (37Signals, Rails):
On Kevin Hakman (Tibco):
Kevin gives a summary of his excellent article ‘Four quantum stages of Ajax’ which points out that Ajax can mean different things for different people. He identifies 4 levels: 1. Communication libraries 2. User Interface Components 3. Rich Internet Application frameworks 4. RIA Frameworks with robust visual tooling.
On Rob Gonda (iChameleon):
He is providing a lot of best-practices, such as ‘provide the user with immediate feedback’, ‘design for errors’ and ‘keep state on the server’. He explains that this last point is one of the most important points for enterprise Ajax applications, because it introduces security risks: he then primarily refers to business logic.