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A fast-moving Comet is about to impact the Internet. When it hits, it will wipe away the architecture flaws we have lived with for the past 15 years and allow a new World Wide Web to evolve. This new Web will include applications that are instantly on and always on, applications that are truly multi-user, and applications that go far beyond today’s “click and wait” Web solutions. Brace for Comet Impact Comet (or Reverse AJAX) introduces a significant departure from the stale “click-and-wait” interaction we traditionally associate with Web applications, and resurrects push-style communications – the 1990s technology that was long before its time. Comet introduces a more scalable, agile, and broadly supported approach to mixing push capabilities with the traditional REST-based communications model of the Web, one that also addresses the limitations that made the initia... (more)

Bringing Real-Time AJAX Development to Java Developers

Each day as an AJAX developer seems to bring another helpful revelation: a new tool, a new gadget, a new way to reinvent the browser. But even when I'm confronted with a breakthrough as big as Firebug - the brilliant debugging tool for Firefox - in the back of my mind I'm reminded that the AJAX state-of-the-art is trailing behind the debugging tools that we've had in Java for years. With age comes maturity, and with Java's maturity has come a wealth of development environments, field-tested frameworks, and a rich set of strongly typed APIs. In my current company, we all share a ... (more)

Betting on Java for AJAX

Each day as an AJAX developer seems to bring another helpful revelation: a new tool, a new gadget, a new way to reinvent the browser. But even when I'm confronted with a breakthrough as big as Firebug - the brilliant debugging tool for Firefox - in the back of my mind I'm reminded that the AJAX state-of-the-art is trailing behind the debugging tools that we've had in Java for years. With age comes maturity, and with Java's maturity has come a wealth of development environments, field-tested frameworks, and a rich set of strongly typed APIs. In my current company, we all share a... (more)