Below is a recent Emerging Technologies in the News email from Joe Becker. Joe does a terrific job promoting and spreading the word about achievements in the broad realm of Emerging Tech. His contact info is:
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'Some great early coverage from today's OpenAjax announcement that Microsoft had joined the group (which now totals 72 members) and that the organization has 11 members who have received interoperability awards. The interoperability certificates represent progress by both OpenAjax Alliance and its members towards defining and achieving industry support for OpenAjax Conformance.
Additional coverage is expected this week and next.
"My view is this is strong indication that businesses are telling all AJAX vendors and developers [that] open [de facto] standards and interoperability matter," said Rod Smith, vice president of Emerging Technologies at IBM Software Group. "OpenAJAX is now viewed as the leading organization fostering Rich Internet Application [RIA]-related technologies. Microsoft has always been a leader in rich user experiences—having their active participation in OpenAJAX will be welcome by developers and enterprise customers alike."
"Obviously, Microsoft is a very important player in the AJAX world because it has the dominant browser on desktop computers and a significant share in the server world and with the .Net servers," said Jon Ferraiolo, acting director of OpenAjax Alliance and Web architect for Emerging Technologies at the IBM Software Group.'Christopher Perrien