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Comet: Reversing the Web with Ajax 2.0

2:25pm Friday, 09/19/2008
Topic: Development
Location: 1A08 & 10

If you have not been introduced to the concept of the “Comet programming,” then now is the time to become acquainted with Ajax’s second coming. Comet is a revolutionary development technique that rids the Web of the traditional request-response paradigm. With this new client-server communication technique, the tried-and-true “click” will no longer drive content deliver in your applications, instead content will be both server and user initiated, enabling an event driven model for development that opens the doors to delivery of real-time applications over the Web without the need for third-party plug-ins.

In this session we will dispel many of the mysteries behind Comet, and introduce you to the core concepts necessary to master this revolutionary development technique. We will introduce you to client-side techniques such as forever frames, XHR streaming/long-polling, dynamic script tag long-polling, and multi-part XHR.

Join us and learn the techniques that will not only make your a better developer, but a contributor to the Web’s next evolution!

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Ric Smith

Kaazing Corp.

Ric Smith is responsible for Kaazing’s business and product strategy. Prior to joining Kaazing, Ric Smith was Principal Product Manager for Oracle Application Development Tools. In his role as Principal Product Manager he was responsible for the evangelism and product direction of Oracle ADF Faces Rich Client as well as Oracle’s AJAX and Java EE Web Tier offerings.

Prior to joining the application server team, Ric Smith worked for Oracle’s consulting business as a Principal Consultant, specializing in Java EE and AJAX development. In addition, Ric is a frequent speaker at Oracle events and has written articles featured in industry publications such as Java Developer’s Journal and AJAX World Magazine.

He was also a representative to the OpenAjax Alliance and a graduate of the University of Arizona.

Jonas Jacobi


Jonas Jacobi is co-founder and chief executive officer of Kaazing Corporation. Before co-founding Kaazing Jonas worked as VP of Product Management responsible for the product management and marketing strategy for Brane Corporation, a startup company in Silicon Valley. A native of Sweden, Mr. Jacobi has worked in the software industry for more than sixteen years. Prior to his appointment as vice president for Brane, he worked 8 years for Oracle as a Java EE and open source Evangelist, and product manager responsible for the product management of JavaServer Faces, Oracle ADF Faces, and Oracle ADF Faces Rich Client in the Oracle JDeveloper team.
As CEO of Kaazing Corporation, Jonas sets the company’s business and product strategy and oversees all aspects of Kaazing’s operations and mission to become the world-wide leader in real-time software.
Mr. Jacobi is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has written numerous articles for leading IT magazines such as Java Developer’s Journal, JavaPro, AjaxWorld, and Oracle Magazine. Jonas is co-author of the recently published book Pro JSF and Ajax: Building Rich Internet Components, (Apress).