The first one of the seminar series "Real-World AJAX" took place on Monday,
March 13, 2006 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City. More
than 400 delegates -twice as many as initially projected- attended this
inaugural event, with 15,000 SYS-CON.TV viewers tuning into the live
simulcast. The following is the photo album of the "Real-World AJAX"
conference in New York City, March 13, 2006. Archived video presentations of
this 12-hour event can be located at the conference website as well as
Exclusive live SYS-CON.TV interviews with faculty members can be viewed here.
Jeremy Geelan's SYS-CON.TV power panel participants left to right: Christophe
Coenraets of Adobe, David Heinemeier Hansson of 37signals.com, Bill Scott of
Yahoo!, Dion Hinchcliffe of Sphere of Influence, and Jesse James Garrett of
Christophe Coenraets of Adobe an... (more)
I wonder how many people, as I did, found themselves thrown into confusion by
the death last week of Jean Ichbiah (pictured), inventor of Ada.
Learning that the inventor of a computer programming language is already old
enough to have lived 66 years (Ichbiah was 66 when he succumbed to brain
cancer) is a little like learning that your 11-year-old daughter has grown up
and left home or that the first car you ever bought no longer is legal
because it runs on gasoline in an age where all automobiles must run on
water. How can something as novel, as new, as a computing language possib... (more)
Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung
i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?"
Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing
completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving
the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical
Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not
(yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do
to vote is to go to the Further Details page... (more)
On April 18, 2005, as we all know, Adobe Systems Incorporated announced a
definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia in an all-stock transaction valued
at approximately $3.4 billion. This is a look back, sideways, and forwards,
based on what's been happening since then.
After the inevitable wave of early name speculation subsided...would the
company be renamed Adobomedia? Macrodobedia? AcroMacrobe?...both Macromedia's
Chief Software Architect Kevin Lynch and Adobe's CEO Bruce Chizen made it
clear to MXDJ (http://mxdj.sys-con.com/read/49240.htm) and the San Francisco
Chronicle res... (more)
2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will
'08 be the year of "Unified Communications" or the year when CMS comes to
stand for "Community Management System" - or even "Collaboration Management
System"? Or will it be the year of the giga-merger, to beat the mere
mega-mergers of 2007?
At the end of each year, SYS-CON informally polls its globe-girdling network
of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors,
writers, and editors. As always, the range and depth of their answers is
fascinating, throwing light not just on where the... (more)