OpenAjax gets new partners

The OpenAjax Alliance has further opened itself up by signing up new partners and launching a new website to drive Ajax-based web technologies.

The OpenAjax Alliance has further opened itself up by signing up new partners and launching a new website to drive Ajax-based web technologies. 

The existing group of Alliance members already included Adobe, BEA, Borland, the Eclipse Foundation, Google, IBM, Intel, Novell, Oracle, Red Hat, SAP, and Tibco.

These have now been joined by Sun Microsystems and a host of smaller companies and niche developers including: American Greetings, Bling Software, Curl, edge IPK, eLink Business Innovations, Enovia, MatrixOne, Finetooth, The Front Side, Ikivo, Ilog, IN2, IT Mill, Javeline, and Jwax.

OpenAjax is looking to make maximum use out of the Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) web-scripting language.

Ajax allows developers to include more interactive user interfaces in web applications.

OpenAjax, launched this year, seeks to simplify Ajax programming to make delivering these interfaces easier, particularly as there aren’t many Ajax specialists currently on the job market.

The Alliance aims to help deliver lower development costs and faster delivery of Web 2.0 innovations, facilitate vendor choice and interoperability, and help create a richer web experience through incremental web features that can be added to existing websites.

“Jon Ferraiolo of IBM on behalf of OpenAjax Alliance, said, “Ajax is a major phenomenon in the computer industry and will be the foundation of the next generation of the web. Our mission is to accelerate customer success with Ajax through our technical and marketing activities.”

The Alliance has launched its new website at, which outlines the group's strategic goals and publishes its first technology white paper. 

The Alliance is also developing an OpenAjax Hub, which represents a key part of the technical work and goals of the alliance. 

The OpenAjax Hub is a set of standard JavaScript functionality features defined by the OpenAjax Alliance, which addresses key interoperability issues that arise when multiple Ajax libraries are used within the same web page. 

Version 1.0 of the OpenAjax Hub is expected by early 2007. 


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