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My 2.5 Hour AJAX Presentation Marathon

View my Adobe Connect presentation, download the slides, and download the source code

Ron Gonda's AJAX ColdFusion Blog

Check out my 2h 17mins AJAX presentation recording. I presented AJAX in various flavors to the Scottish CFUG last week and I promised to post the slides and files.

You may check out the Adobe Connect Presentation, download the slides, and download the source code. Code includes examples for ajaxcfc, dojo, jquery, prototype, spry, and well as hand-coded XmlHttpRequest objects. AjaxCFC examples also include some using the Model-Glue and MachII frameworks, not included with this download.

Everything should run w/o any setup, there is no database, the only requirement if you run the Model-Glue and MachII examples is to drop this exact structure in your webroot, or create a mapping called CFUnited. Most of the examples are covered in the Connect Presentation.

Quick note re: jQuery. One of the examples I posted is using the $.post() function, which has been deprecated in the lastest 1.0.4 release that came out yesterday in favor of the $.ajax() function. I will update the examples shortly and update the same link.

I'm speaking tomorrow for the Scottish CFUG, nevertheless, free and open to whoever wants to join us. It will be a Adobe Breeze, sorry, Adobe Connect presentation, very similar to the one I did for the Boston CFUG back in September, but I will slow down and explain more this time, since I pretty much have no time restriction.

The _official_ topic for the session is:

AJAX, Web 2.0, RIAs, single-page-applications are just a few buzzwords that every developer needs to know in 2006. Learn the history of Ajax, what it means to you, why you should pay attention, who is using it, what is available, and how to implement it. This session will get you up to speed with Ajax, compare the different existing frameworks, and provide you helpful tips of do's and do not's with AJAX.

However, I will show plenty of examples, use different frameworks, and respond to as many questions as possible.

From the Team Behind AJAXWorld!
AJAXWorld Magazine is the pre-eminent independent vendor-neutral resource for the fastest growing new segment of the software business: entirely Web-based applications and experiences like Gmail, Google Maps, Live.com, MySpaces, and Flickr.

AJAXWorld Magazine recognizes that the next-generation user-centric Web is hurtling toward us and that it's a rich-media future in which AJAX, as the most talked about of all the Rich Internet technologies, is positioned firmly at center stage.

The first international AJAXWorld Conference & Expo which took place on October 2 - 4, 2006, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA is sponsored by Adobe, Amazon, Apress, Backbase, ComponentArt, Cynergy Systems, Google, Helmi Technologies, IBM, ICEsoft, ILOG, Infragistics, JackBe, Laszlo Systems, Nexaweb, OASIS, Parasoft, Sun Microsystems, telerik, TIBCO, U7 Web Technologies, Visible Measures, Zapatec; including media sponsors AJAX Matters, AJAXWorld Magazine, BZ Media, ColdFusion Developer's Journal, DevtownStation.com, Eclipse Developer's Journal, Eclipse Review, Enterprise Open Source Magazine, Integration Developer News, ITtoolbox.com, Java Developer's Journal, LinuxWorld.com, Methods & Tools, Network World, Open Enterprise Trends, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal, SD Times, Software Test & Performance, SOA Web Services Journal, SYS-CON.TV, Web 2.0 Journal, and Web Developer's & Designer's Journal.

To date, more than 50 organizations have joined the OpenAjax Alliance, including:

Adobe
Ajaxian
American Greetings (AG/Interactive)
Backbase
BEA
Bling Software
Borland
Curl
Dojo Foundation
Eclipse Foundation
edge IPK
eLink Business Innovations
ENOVIA MatrixOne
Fair Isaac
Finetooth
The Front Side
Google
IBM
ICEsoft
Ikivo
ILOG
IN2
Innoopract
Intel
IT MILL
JackBe
Javeline
JWAX
Laszlo Systems
Merced Systems
Mozilla Corporation
Nexaweb
Nitobi
Novell
OpenLink Software
Openwave Systems
Opera
Oracle
Red Hat
SAP
Scalix
Seagull Software
Sitepen
Software AG
Sun Microsystems
Tibco
Vertex Logic
Vircom
Webtide
XML11
Zend Zimbra
Zoho


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Rob Gonda is an industry visionary and thought leader, speaks on emerging technologies conferences nationwide, and combines unique approaches to technology and marketing strategies. As a head of Creative Technologies at Sapient, Gonda is an interactive technical “guru,” who provides the knowledge and experience required to run high-level, multi-channel interactive campaigns that reach millions of consumers. Gonda has more than 15 years of experience in web development and 360 marketing campaigns for clients such as Coca-Cola, Adobe, Guinness, Toyota, Taco Bell, NBC, and others. His areas of specialty include emerging technologies, marketing strategy, social media, digital out-of-home, mobile, behavioral targeting, and multi-channel synergy. Before joining the strategy and technology leadership teams at Sapient, Gonda was co-founder and chief technical officer at iChameleon, a Hollywood FL-based agency renown for its emerging experiences and creative technology. In addition to his agency work, Gonda the chair for the digital media council at the Advertising Research Foundation, is the former editor-in-chief of the AJAX Developer’s Journal, co-author of “Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters”, a passionate blogger who authors www.takemetoyourleader.com, and contributors to various publications such as Ad Age and Ad Week. He is a frequent figure on the speaker circuit, having presented at conferences from the senate’s CIO emerging technology to SXSW and Omma. Rob’s mission is to develop forward-thinking expertise that will ensure clients are always on par with rapidly changing technologies and maintain its ethos of evolving. You can reach him at rob[at]robgonda[dot]com and read his blog is at http://takemetoyourleader.com

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