Thoughts on Adjustments to OpenAjax Alliance

Blogged by: Jon Ferraiolo on February 28, 2007 at 1:02 pm

John Resig has posted a provocative and insightful set of opinions on OpenAjax Alliance at http://ejohn.org/blog/thoughts-on-openajax/. I have posted a page, Thoughts on Adjustments to OpenAjax Alliance, that contains my thoughts on what adjustments the Alliance should make, taking into account the issues he has pointed out.

Many OpenAjax members will be presenting at AJAXWorld

Blogged by: Jon Ferraiolo on February 27, 2007 at 5:40 pm

Here is a partial list of talks on Ajax at AJAXWorld Conference and Expo given by people involved in OpenAjax Alliance: (Sorry if I left anyone off)

Updated Web site, 2nd generation white papers

Blogged by: Jon Ferraiolo on February 13, 2007 at 3:34 am

The OpenAjax Alliance updated its Web site on Feb. 9. The update reflects recent accomplishments and new activities. Highlights:

OpenAjax Hub and InteropFest launched

Blogged by: Jon Ferraiolo on February 1, 2007 at 8:35 am

The first significant technical activity at OpenAjax Alliance is the OpenAjax Hub, which is a set of standard JavaScript functionality that addresses key interoperability issues that arise when multiple Ajax libraries are used within the same web page. The Specification for the Hub is under development on the OpenAjax wiki (/member/wiki/OpenAjax_Hub_Specification) and a reference implementation is available at the Alliance’s open source project at SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/openajaxallianc).

Along with the Specification and open source reference implementation, OpenAjax Alliance also has launched its first InteropFest, which consists of a test case that checks whether a particular Ajax toolkit supports the OpenAjax Hub. Remarkably, multiple toolkits are already passing the test case. The wiki page which keeps track of which toolkits have managed to pass the InteropFest test case can be found at: /member/wiki/InteropFest_2007_March.

OpenAjax Alliance Development Process approved

Blogged by: Jon Ferraiolo on February 1, 2007 at 8:21 am

The OpenAjax Alliance’s Steering Committee has approved a new process document, available at /process/DevelopmentProcess.pdf, that defines the formal process by which Working Groups are created and Materials (such as Specifications) are approved. This new formal process provides for notification, review, feedback, and voting mechanisms to ensure that the Membership is aware of and is involved in candidate new activities and documents. The document was the result of collaborative efforts among the Member companies and included months of review, feedback and voting before the Steering Committee approved the final document.