OpenAjax Hub 2.0 Completed and Approved

Blogged by: Jon Ferraiolo on July 28, 2009 at 8:49 am

OpenAjax Hub 2.0 has been finalized by the Interoperability Working Group and formally approved by the members of OpenAjax Alliance and the Steering Committee. OpenAjax Hub 2.0 therefore is now an approved Ajax industry standard. The big new feature in Hub 2.0 (versus Hub 1.0) is its Managed Hub feature which isolates third party widgets (potentially malicious) into secure sandboxes and mediates messaging among the widgets with a security manager. Hub 2.0 consists of a formal Specification and a commercial-ready open source implementation. A more complete announcement is coming soon.

OpenAjax Metadata 1.0 Enters Final Review Phase

Blogged by: Jon Ferraiolo on July 28, 2009 at 8:48 am

The OpenAjax Metadata 1.0 Specification is now in its final stages. The specification is complete and the IDE Working Group has begun its final review phase, where the WG systematically reviews the full text of the specification to make sure the content is correct and well-written. The final review phase is likely to last another 1-2 months. If no major problems are found, then the metadata spec will be submitted for approval as an OpenAjax standard (just as what happened recently with Hub 2.0). OpenAjax Metadata defines Ajax industry standards for an XML format that describes the JavaScript APIs and widgets found within Ajax toolkits. The primary objective with OpenAjax Metadata is to drive interoperability between Ajax developer tools and Ajax libraries so that any Ajax tool can work with any Ajax/JavaScript library and any Ajax widget.