[nycphp-announce] meeting at nyphp: IBM's Building Rich Internet Applications using JavaScript; Programmer's Track Training August 1 - 2

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Fri Jul 22 09:55:53 EDT 2005

July Meeting: Building Rich Internet Applications using JavaScript

RSVP Today, seats are limited:

All Attendees Must RSVP By Monday, July 25th.

Join us this month as we hear from Dan Gisolfi and Laurent Hasson from IBM on building rich internet applications with a reusable and accessible JavaScript framework.

At our May meeting Jay Sheth introduced us to the concepts of building rich enterprise applications with Mozilla, AMP, XML-RPC and JSON. Yet XUL does not offer an adequate RIA solution across all browsers and it is not a zero-footprint based solution. JavaScript represents a common cross browser technology to enable rich yet lightweight web applications. IBM has developed a very extensive Rich Browser Framework which uses JavaScript to implement a Client-side MVC Architecture. The framework supports:
  * A Distributed Data Model
  * A library of Reusable and Accessible UI Controls
  * A JavaScript Event Model to bind the model, view and controller together
  * A JavaScript Communications Library that supports Ajax, Web Services and Web Messaging

IBM's framework was developed as part of their IBM Rational tooling for JSF. At this time IBM has separated the framework from the Java Tooling and is considering contributing it or similar technology to an open source community for use by Java and PHP developers alike. A key motivation for open sourcing a JavaScript framework is to introduce a reusable library of accessible UI widgets that implement the DHTML Accessibility technology outlined at:

The presenters will cover:
  * Framework overview
  * Standalone Code demonstration using just the JavaScript Framework
  * Demonstration of Accessible Widgets using Mozilla Firefox 1.1+ and GW-Micro's Window-Eyes 5.0 Beta
  * Code demo using complete end-2-end Java development solution
  * Code demo using framework with a PHP data mediator
  * Open Discussion on value and community interest in an open source JavaScript Widget library

Thanks to Daniel Krook and Platinum sponsor IBM for providing a great presentation space with seating for plenty.

As a service to our community, New York PHP meetings are always free and open to the public.

Come prepared with a business card to enter book raffles.

When: Tuesday, July 26th, at 6:30pm sharp (4th Tuesday of every month)
Where: IBM  590 Madison Avenue, Room 1219 (12th Floor)


Programmer Track, August 1 - 2

Reserve your seat for New York PHP's Programmer Track, August 1 - 2.  Early bird discount ends July 18th so sign-up today and save 10%.

For complete details and to sign-up for this or other upcoming courses, visit or simply reply to this email with questions.

Our unique two-track training program is designed to leverage your existing experience.  Take advantage of the upcoming Programmer Track to learn the fundamentals of AMP, including coverage of Apache and MySQL.

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