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  • From: "Marion Elledge" <MElledge@idealliance.org>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 13:38:18 -0400
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Ajax Developers’ Day to Kick Off XTech 2006 Conference


Industry experts offer insight into next generation of the Web


ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, USAApril 25, 2006 – In response to the rapidly developing world of Ajax user interfaces on the browser, IDEAlliance (www.idealliance.org) announced today that its annual XTech Conference will kick off on May 16 with Ajax Developers’ Day. XTech 2006 (www.xtech-conference.org), to be held May 16-19 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is the premier European conference for developers and managers working with XML and web technologies.


Ajax Developers’ Day is being organized as a forum for web developers involved in creating dynamic Ajax-based web user interfaces or toolkits, and will be chaired by Simon Willison, technology developer at Yahoo!  The event will also feature a lightning demo session at the end of the day, where each presenter will demonstrate his Ajax toolkit or application, whether commercial or open source. Alex Russell, president of Dojo Foundation and a co-founder of the Dojo Toolkit project, will provide the keynote for Ajax Developers’ Day with a presentation on Dojo and the future of the open web.


Other speakers and their topics confirmed for Ajax Developers’ Day include:


  • Simon Willison, technology developer at Yahoo!, providing an overview of the Yahoo! User Interface Library, a set of utilities and controls written in JavaScript for building richly interactive web applications using techniques such as DOM scripting, HTML and Ajax. 
  • Max Carlson, lead runtime architect at OpenLaszlo.com, discussing upcoming plans for OpenLaszlo and how they relate to the Ajax community.


  • Jeremy Keith, web developer at consultancy firm Clearleft and a member of the Web Standards Project, focusing on the progressive enhancement of web site development with Ajax.
  • Simon Wistow, web developer, discussing the use of Ajax to effectively blend solid code with great web design.
  • Sebastian Schürmann, web developer at Mayflower and Thinkphp, describing the daily experience of developing an Ajax framework and applications in XUL and Javascript for Sixt Cart Rental.
  • Kurt Cagle, web developer and author of more than 15 books and hundreds of articles on XML-based technologies, exploring how the use of Ajax and E4X together will simplify programming web applications.
  • Mark Schiefelbein, director of product management for leading Ajax vendor Backbase, presenting on using XML technologies such as XPath and XSLT to efficiently manage Ajax-style interactivity. 


Ajax is a technology that is poised to change web development,” said Edd Dumbill, XTech 2006 conference chair. “As toolkits and techniques proliferate, we want to help developers make the best choices, and bring together the leading projects to promote cooperation and consolidation in client-side technology. Attendees of Ajax Developers’ Day will learn about the benefits and problems of Ajax directly from leading practitioners. They'll also get the opportunity to share their views about the direction that Ajax should take.”


The theme for XTech 2006, “Building Web 2.0,” recognizes the key role of standards-based and open technology in enabling the next generation of web applications. This year’s tracks include applications, browser technology, core technologies and open data with presentations on topics such as Rails, Semantic Web, XQuery, and network security. The full program schedule, with session descriptions, is available at www.xtech-conference.org/. Mozilla Corporation and W3C are co-hosts for XTech 2006, and current sponsors of the event include Justsystems, IBM and Adobe. 


Simon Willison, technology developer at Yahoo! and chair for Ajax Developers’ Day said, “This event brings together a superb group of speakers with a great deal of combined experience and expertise in the client-side technologies that Ajax development incorporates. Ajax Developers’ Day is an excellent opportunity to meet developers who are already creating the next generation of the web.”


About IDEAlliance
IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is an established industry organization with a diverse and impressive membership that has been developing, educating and validating best practices in publishing and information technology for 40 years. Through special interest groups, conferences and its active membership, IDEAlliance offers its members an inside track into how the publishing and content-driven supply chain can and will be exploited to respond to both traditional and emerging pressures to reduce cost, increase the top line, and develop new lines of business. To learn more about IDEAlliance, please visit www.idealliance.org/, or call +1 703-837-1070.




Marion L. Elledge

VP, Information Technologies Programs

IDEAlliance http://www.idealliance.org

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