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Web 2.0 and SOA - Friend or Foe?

Nexaweb's Bob Buffone Speaks on Intergrating Web 2.0 and SOA in an Upcoming AJAXWorld Conference Session

Service oriented architecture (SOA) is finally being adopted at various enterprise environments after years of conceptualization and testing. However, the rapid rise of Web 2.0 puts SOA enterprise architecture into question:
This session will explore:

  • Do Web 2.0 and SOA play together?
  • What are the best ways to leverage SOA investment in a Web 2.0 world?
  • What is the best way to build and deploy Web 2.0 solutions based on SOA?
  • What do Web 2.0 technologies like Rich Internet Applications and AJAX mean to SOA?
  • What is a “mash-up?” Do “mash-ups” compete against SOA?

Drawing upon the speaker’s years of experience in pioneering Web 2.0 and several thousand of enterprise engagements, this session presents an enterprise Web 2.0 reference architecture that integrates SOA and Web 2.0 technologies. The session will show how different vendors/products form a Web2.0 and SOA ecosystem

Speaker Bio: Bob Buffone, chief architect at Nexaweb Technologies, is responsible for platform and tool technology at Nexaweb, a provider of the Nexaweb Platform enabling enterprise class rich Internet applications (RIAs). He is also a committer on the Apache XAP Project, which provides an extensible framework for declaratively creating AJAX applications. Before Nexaweb, Bob was with Trakus, a technology company focused on tracking sports in real time. A leading expert in user interface design, he is a regular speaker at industry events and has published multiple articles on tool and application development.

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RIAs, Rich Web Technologies, and AJAX
March 18-20, 2008, New York City
AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2008 will provide delegates with the optimum balance between RIAs, Rich Web Technologies and AJAX, while underlining business needs, technology potential, and enhanced user experience.

This year at AJAXWorld the relentless focus is not only on where RIAs are now but also where Rich Web Technologies are headed, where Enterprise Web 2.0 and Social Applications are taking the software development industry and the end user, and how Rich Web Technologies are transforming our businesses and our lives.

Delegates will learn how RIAs are making money and gaining market-share for some of the leading businesses in the world.

The real-world questions that will be answered by this year's 140+ sessions are those that currently preoccupy working developers, architects, IT managers and business line managers. The 2008 tracks include:

  • Enterprise RIAs and AJAX
  • Rich-Web Case Studies and Mash-Ups
  • Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Applications
  • Event-Driven Web
  • iPhone Developer Summit
  • Diamond Track

The World’s Leading RIA Event Is Sponsored by
More Than 70 Leading Rich Web Technology Providers

Last year, AJAXWorld Conference & Expo was sponsored by the world's leading RIA companies and Rich Web Technology providers including: 3Tera, Addison-Wesley, Adobe, Apress, Backbase, Bindows, Conference Guru, Cynergy Systems, Dynamic Toolbar, Extension Media, Farata Systems, Flash Goddess, FrogLogic, GoingToMeet.com, Google, Helmi Technologies, IBM, ICEsoft, ILOG, IT Mill, Ittoolbox, JackBe, JetBrains, Kaazing, Krugle, Laszlo Systems, Lightstreamer, Manning Publications, Methods & Tools, Microsoft, Nexaweb, OpenSpot, OpSource, Oracle, Parasoft, Passport Corporation, PushToTest, Quasar Technologies, Rearden Commerce, Servoy, SmartClient / Isomorphic Software, SnapLogic, Sun Microsystems, TechTracker Media, Tele Atlas, The Thomson Corporation, ThinWire, TIBCO Software, TileStack, Universal Mind, Vertex Logic, Web Spiders, and Webtide.

More Stories By RIA News Desk

Ever since Google popularized a smarter, more responsive and interactive Web experience by using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) for its Google Maps & Gmail applications, SYS-CON's RIA News Desk has been covering every aspect of Rich Internet Applications and those creating and deploying them. If you have breaking RIA news, please send it to RIA@sys-con.com to share your product and company news coverage with AJAXWorld readers.

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