June 2010

Ajax is a set of technologies that allow the creation of more interactive web applications, or what is currently referred to as Rich Internet Applications (RIA).

jQuery is a popular JavaScript toolkit providing easy DOM element selection and manipulation, effects, and Ajax communication.

This presentation will examine ways to apply Ajax techniques to a web application in order to make it more interactive and responsive. The jQuery JavaScript library will be used to simplify Ajax implementation.

Following a brief introduction to Ajax and jQuery, we will look at a sample Google Maps / Grails application. David will present three version of the application, each demonstrating an alternate and progressive approach to incorporating Ajax.

You will leave this presentation convinced that if you are developing web application with any JavaScript (or if you are not even using JavaScript), you should be using jQuery as well.

Presentation Materials and Source Code:
http://jqueryajaxmaps.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/

http://jquerygrailsajax.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/



About the Speaker:

David Moskowitz is an independent consultant specializing in high performing Java application development. His current interests include application framework architecture using Spring and Hibernate, and Java and XSL performance tuning and profiling.

David is the founder and current chairman of the Sarasota Java User group.

Food will be provided by Steve Turner of T2 Software Services, Inc.

T2 Software Services is a Florida based Women Owned Business Enterprise that provides Information Technology Services to Clients throughout the United States. The company was incorporated in 1989 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. T2 Software Services offers a wide range of people services to its Clients through: Consulting Services, Project Outsourcing, Placement Services


The event will be hosted by Community Foundation of Sarasota, located at 2635 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34237, which is west of exit 210 off I75.

Meeting Schedule:
6-6:45 PM: Networking
6:45 - 9:00 PM: Presentation
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