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John Fallows, Kaazing

 John  Fallows

John Fallows is a pioneer in the field of real-time browser networking and co-founder of Kaazing Corporation. Originally from Northern Ireland, John graduated from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom and has worked in the software industry for over fifteen years. Prior to founding Kaazing, John was a Consulting Member of Technical Staff for Server Technologies at Oracle Corporation. During his last 5 years at Oracle, John focused on designing, developing, and evolving Oracle ADF Faces to fully integrate Ajax technologies.

John is a popular speaker at international conferences and has written numerous articles for leading IT magazines such as Java Developer's Journal, AjaxWorld Magazine, and JavaMagazine (DE). John is co-author of the book Pro JSF and Ajax: Building Rich Internet Components, (Apress). In his role as chief technology officer, John formulates Kaazing Corporation's vision of bringing the capabilities of desktop applications to your plug-in free Web browser. He defines the architecture of the Kaazing product suite and oversees its development.

Presentation: "Performance and Scalability panel discussion Moderated by Ryan Slobojan"

Time: Wednesday 10:30 - 11:30

Location: Concordia

Abstract: What does it take to scale? This panel will bring together leading architects and solution providers in the area of performance, scalability, fault tolerance, and clustering; the panel will explore current and emerging architectures, practices, and solutions for achieving predictable performance & scalability.

Presentation: "HTML5 WebSockets deliver the Real-time Web"

Time: Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00

Location: Concordia


Ajax killed the click-and-wait experience we once associated with the Web and today, Comet is eliminating the stale data-delivery associated with traditional Ajax techniques such as polling. However, based on recent progress within WebSockets in the HTML5 specification, Web developers can finally make streaming data to browsers in real-time a reality.

Kaazing Gateway enables full-duplex communication from the browser to any TCP-based back-end service. Kaazing Gateway is the first Java solution that understands the WebSocket protocol and provides support for many major enterprise protocols, such as JMS, AMQP and XMPP.

Kaazing Gateway eliminates the need for using convoluted server- and client-side architectures to map server-side protocols to the browser over HTTP. The resulting, simplified architecture allows Web developers to use the browser's native JavaScript support to code against the back-end services without the need for custom Servlets or server-side programming.

That's right! Kaazing Gateway allows developers to take full advantage of the HTML 5 WebSocket interface today. Even when browsers support full-duplex connectivity, per the HTML 5 specification, there is no need to change any server or client code; applications will automatically take advantage of the native browser implementations of HTML 5´s WebSocket interface with improved performance. This makes browsers first-class participants in the server-side message bus, allowing browsers to send and receive messages in text and binary form using standard server-side protocols, and to communicate directly with any back-end services over the Internet.

Kaazing Gateway also brings the elastic scalability required to support hundreds of thousands of concurrent users, as well as the performance necessary to guarantee service-level agreements. Come see how you can start changing the way the Web works!