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At the AJAXWorld 2008 East Conference, DreamFace Interactive announced the availability of “Outsider”, a major new version of their DreamFace Web 2.0 Framework, for creating Enterprise 2.0 Composite Applications and Mashups. DreamFace builds on the concepts of Web 2.0: Do IT Yourself, Personalization and Sharing and extends them to provide the next generation Web 2.0 experience, targeting the enterprise with a solution to the data integration problem through secure client side integration. In addition, DreamFace introduced a number of innovations like Interactive Datawidgets, data intelligent widgets that update and interact with other Datawidgets. Web Programs, Web Channels, personalization and sharing of Web 2.0 applications are also features of this Enterprise 2.0 Framework. DreamFace also announced “The DreamFace Developer Challenge @ AjaxWorld East,” to get the... (more)

HCL Launches FIRST 2.0 Packaged Services and Proven Methodology for Rapid Web 2.0 Innovation

HCL Technologies (HCL), a global engineering, R&D and IT services firm,  launched FIRST 2.0, a proven methodology and suite of end-to-end engineering services that enables enterprises to compete effectively in the world of Web 2.0. The announcement is in line with HCL’s focus on creating transformational value for customers through service innovation. The foundation methodology for the suite is based on deep domain experience with more than 65 software product companies whose Web service offerings were developed by HCL. FIRST 2.0 includes: • Full Product Development &m... (more)

SOA and SOAB as Enterprise Phenomena vs Mashups and Web 2.0 as Social Phenomena

The reason for much of the chatter about mashups and Service-Oriented Business Applications (SOBAs) arises from the fact that mashups, and Web 2.0 in general, are primarily social phenomena, while SOBAs, and SOA generally, are primarily business phenomena: the “B” in “SOBA” indicates their purpose is to deliver flexible IT resources to meet continually changing business needs. Does it make sense, then, to consider an enterprise mashup to be a rich, collaborative SOBA consumer environment? For a mashup to be an enterprise mashup in that it addresses a parti... (more)

Google, Zoho, and Adobe Get Competition from Live Documents

A Bangalore start-up named InstaColl, co-founded, chaired and underwritten by Sabeer Bhatia, who did HotMail, which Microsoft bought in 1997 for a reported $400 million, has launched into the Office business sorta like Google, Zoho, Adobe et al with some hybrid online/offline widgetry called Live Documents. Live Documents, which unfortunately isn't live, is a suite of online productivity apps that its creators claim is the functional equivalent of Word, Excel and PowerPoint in Office 2007 matching features such as Excel's macros and table styles and PowerPoint's live preview. Docu... (more)

Building Web 2.0 Rich Internet Applications with Project Zero

Project Zero is an agile development and execution environment which leverages REST and scripting runtimes to speed and simplify development of dynamic Web applications. Project Zero includes a scripting runtime for Groovy and PHP with application programming interfaces optimized for producing REST-style services, integration mash-ups and rich Web interfaces. Project Zero is being developed openly using a Community-Driven Commercial Development process at http://www.projectzero.org. In this session, the audience will get an overview of the Project Zero Platform and learn how to ... (more)