Web 2.0 at the Ajax Experience 2009 in Boston
TechTarget is hosting the Ajax Experience Conference in Boston from September 14th to 16th. Several tracks like User Experience, High Performance and Scalability, Architecture and more with sessions delivered by key people in the industry promise to provide great content for the attendees to manage the challenges in the Web 2.0 world.
Web 2.0 Promises and Challenges
I worked with several customers over the past couple of months analyzing their Web 2.0/AJAX Applications for performance bottlenecks and architectural flaws. We used the free dynaTrace AJAX Edition to troubleshoot problems. There is a list of issues that I could see at different implements:
- hundreds of AJAX Requests (XMLHttpRequests) unknowingly sent by the used Java Script frameworks on a per page request
- problems with user state handling when moving from page to page
- misuse of Java Script timers
- endless Java Script loops
- incorrect handling of AJAX Responses
- out-of-sync user state held on the browser and the server
- dynamically adding too many embedded resources blocking the browsers TCP/IP connections
- broken links to dynamically added resources
- rendering and layout issues with individual browsers
These new technologies and possibilities require all people involved in the development process to get to know the new playing field:
Conferences like the Ajax Experience are targeted to help the addressed audience with getting better on those topics leading to not only cool looking Web 2.0 applications but also to applications that can deliver the usability and performance promise.
Meet me at the Ajax Experience and TELL ME about your issues