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AJAX

By now you've been exposed to the hype that is Ajax. You've been awed by Google Maps, you've tried Tada List, heck, maybe you even know what AJAX the acronym means. In the past we had to choose between difficult to deploy thick clients or feature bare thin clients but today we have a new choice: We can give our users the best of both worlds thanks to Ajax techniques. In this presentation, we'll cut through the hype and help you see where Ajax ...

Sponsor: No Fluff Just Stuff

Presenters

Nathaniel Schutta @No Fluff Just Stuff

Nathaniel T. Schutta is a senior software engineer in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota with extensive experience developing Java Enterprise Edition based Web applications. He graduated from St. John's University (MN) with a degree in Computer Science and has a masters of science degree in software engineering from the University of Minnesota.

For the last several years, he has focused on user interface design. A long-time member of the Association for Computing Machinery's Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group, Nathaniel believes that if the user can't figure out your application, then you've done something wrong. Along with his user interface work, Nathaniel is the co-creator of the open-source Taconite framework, has contributed to two corporate Java frameworks, has developed training material, and has led several study groups. Nathanial is also a frequent No Fluff Just Stuff presenter.

During the brief moments of warm weather found in his home state of Minnesota, he spends as much time on the golf course as his wife will tolerate. He's currently exploring Ruby, Rails, and (after recently making the switch) Mac OS X. Nathaniel is the coauthor of the bestselling book, Foundations of Ajax.

Ryan Asleson @Tac Tech

Ryan Asleson is a software developer who lives and works in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. He holds a degree in chemistry from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. Ryan has been building Web applications since 1998 and has extensive experience with JavaScript and Web development tools. He helped transition his organization from servlet-based content creation to JavaServer Pages (JSP) and has also maintained a corporate Web application framework based on Java Enterprise Edition. Ryans interests include performance tuning and standards based development. When not working, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor activities like fishing, hunting, and water sports.

Nathaniel T. Schutta is a software engineer from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota with extensive experience in the financial services arena primarily developing J2EE-based Web applications. He holds a master of science degree in software engineering from the University of Minnesota. For the last several years, he has focused on user interface design by contributing to corporate interface guidelines, and has consulted on a variety of web-based applications within his organization. A longtime member of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group, and a Sun Certified Web Component Developer, Nathaniel believes if the user can’t figure out your application, you’ve done something wrong. Along with his UI work, he has contributed to two corporate Java frameworks, developed training material, and lead several study groups. During the brief moments of warm weather found in his home state of Minnesota, he spends as much time on the golf course as his wife will tolerate. He’s currently exploring Ruby, Rails, and after recently making the switch, Mac OS X.

Materials

AJAX PDF

Additional Info

When


Food and Social: 5:30 PM
Presentation: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
(Central Time)

Where

Meeting Type: Seminar
Intertech
1575 Thomas Center Drive
Eagan, MN 55122