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Building Next Generation Web 2.0 Applications

Location: 2014 Level: Novice

This in-depth workshop provides an exploration of the next generation of techniques for creating compelling and highly competitive Web applications. Designed especially for the Web architect and product manager, this session closely examines the latest trends and techniques for leveraging Web 2.0 concepts in Web applications to achieve high levels of growth and user adoption.

The first half of the workshop will taking a look at the specific design and technology approaches that have built the current market leaders while also taking a hard look at emerging yet promising new techniques. This session will open by providing a detailed examination of the best methods for turning a Web application into an open platform to drive growth through the use of open Web APIs with REST, JSON, ATOM. The key success factors for the underpinning business models of open Web platforms including brief case studies will be presented. Designing for consumption in mashups and 3rd party Web apps will also be covered.

The very latest rich user experience platforms will be explored including Ajax, Adobe’s AIR, Microsoft’s Silverlight, and Sun’s JavaFx with an eye towards how to take advantage of their individual strengths to create new, highly compelling user experiences not previously possible, including for the next generation of mobile devices.

This session will then look in detail at the latest in Web identity models with a focus on how to use openid and other popular Web single-sign on models to offer users the identity choices they’ll prefer in the near future. The cutting edge of social distribution channels will be explored through the latest field research in OpenSocial and Facebook application models and how best to package and distribute your Web application within popular and high volume social ecosystems.

The second half of the workshop explores the architectures and cutting edge development models of Web 2.0 era applications circa 2008. The latest techniques for designing applications out of other pre-existing online platforms such as AWS, Google’s APIs, and many others will be given with specific examples for dramatically cutting the cost and time to market of modern Web applications. The latest in emergent architecture techniques, large-scale testing approaches, and rapid scalability methods will round out the workshop and finish with a informative survey of the latest productivity-oriented development platforms for creating highly effective Web applications including Ruby on Rails 2.0, Cake PHP, Groovy, and others.

The workshop will conclude with a brief Q & A session and forward look at the upcoming set of next generation trends.

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Dion Hinchcliffe

Dachis Group

Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized business strategist and enterprise architect who works hands-on with clients in the Fortune 500, federal government, and Internet startup community.

Dion helps lead the industry by evolving the thinking for next-generation businesses in various social media including ZDNet’s influential Enterprise Web 2.0 Blog and the Web 2.0 Blog. He is extensively published in leading industry periodicals and journals including the Microsoft Architecture Journal, AjaxWorld Magazine, SOA/Web Services Journal, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Social Computing Journal. His thought leading work has been covered in BusinessWeek, CNET News, Wired Magazine, CIO Magazine, and other well-known news outlets.

In addition to helping organizations deliver large-scale Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 solutions as a Senior Vice President at the Dachis Group, Dion is also is a regular keynote speaker on the topics of Web 2.0, SOA, and Enterprise 2.0 and has presented or keynoted at Web 2.0 Expo, CeBIT, Business Integration Forum, Interop, JavaOne, SOA Web Services Edge, Enterprise 2.0 Conference, Office 2.0, and many other major business and software conferences. Dion has also been instrumental in pioneering ideas around next-generation SOA and Product Development 2.0, with many of those ideas being shared in his blog on Musings and Ruminations on Building Great Systems.

He is also the founder of the popular Web 2.0 University, the world’s leading education solution for Web 2.0 and next generation SOA. He can be reached at dion.hinchcliffe@dachisgroup.com and on Twitter @dhinchcliffe.

John Fandel

Hinchcliffe & Company

Currently the Executive Vice President Business Solutions and a Managing Partner for Hinchcliffe & Company, a 2.0 strategy services firm focused on Fortune 500 and early-stage web/enterprise 2.0 solution companies. Active board member and advisor to several web-based startup and early-stage companies, providing strategic and operational guidance.

Most recently, an EVP and General Manager of Corporate Solutions for O’Reilly Media, Inc., a prominent technology publishing and events production company. Prior to O’Reilly, served as Sr. Executive and COO with MarketLive, Inc., a leading enterprise ecommerce software and solution provider. Before joining MarketLive, held senior management roles in the business consulting industry.