OpenAjax Alliance goes live, opens new possibilities for Ajax

The Rich Internet Applications space is likely to see even more action now that the OpenAjax Alliance has gone live. The OpenAjax Alliance already boasts of over 50 companies including names like IBM, Google, Adobe, BEA, Borland, Oracle and Sun. The Alliance is a significant and praiseworthy attempt at promoting Ajax growth while keeping it interoperable and systematic.

For many months we kept reading about vendors joining the alliance, but there was no proper OpenAjax Alliance website.

OpenAjax.org
says “The OpenAjax Alliance is an organization of leading vendors, open
source projects, and companies using Ajax that are dedicated to the
successful adoption of open and interoperable Ajax-based Web
technologies. The prime objective is to accelerate customer success
with Ajax by promoting a customer’s ability to mix and match solutions
from Ajax technology providers and by helping to drive the future of
the Ajax ecosystem. ”

It has also launched something called an OpenAjax Hub. The OpenAjax
Hub is a set of standard JavaScript functionality defined by the
OpenAjax Alliance, with strong focus on being small and fast, that
addresses key interoperability issues that arise when multiple Ajax
libraries are used within the same web page.

The site has also put up an informative white paper about Ajax, the value proposition, promise and future.

In the chaotic Ajax space of today, with hardly any standardization
and every vendor taking a different direction, it’s good to see some
organization coming through in the form of the alliance.

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Seven Ajax Frameworks / Toolkits to watch out for
All Ajax development can happen serverside
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Zimbra requests Apache Kabuki Ajax Toolkit withdrawal

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