AJAX – Scottish Developers and the BCS joint meeting

Gary Short will be delivering an AJAX session in Dundee next month.

I you do plan to come along, please register via Scottish Developers (it’s free and only takes a minute):
AJAX – BCS Tayside Joint Seminar

Start : Thursday 4 May 2006, 19:00
End : Thursday 4 May 2006, 21:00

Dundee University,
Department of Applied Computing,
The Queen Mother Building

Location Map
Note: The Department of Applied Computing has moved buildings. It is Building 61 on the UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE campus map.

AJAX itself is not a language but a set of technologies used to enhance user experience on the Internet by allowing further information to be gathered from the server, asynchronously, without the page having to be reloaded.

In this demonstration we will examine the history and evolution of AJAX, before taking a look at some popular web sites that make use of AJAX. The demonstration will end with a code example of how to use AJAX to enhance the user experience, and a question and answer session.

Amazon, Google and Flickr are a few of the companies implementing AJAX in their websites, with many others following suit.

The excitement around AJAX ensure this is a must attend session for anyone involved in web design and development.

Gary Short is a Microsoft Certified Applications Developer, currently employed in the role of software architect at Computa Limited. He has 16 years industry experience in both desktop and web enabled application development. Previously, he has worked for a number of blue chip companies including Amex, IMS Health and Scottish & Southern Energy. He is currently interested in SCRUM, TDD and other Agile methods.