Day 1 @ The Server Side Java Symposium
By arungupta on Mar 23, 2007
The conference is at The Venetian, one of the nicest hotels on the strip, but found two irritating issues for working people:
- Using fitness center facilities require you to pay $35/day charge. That is ridiculous to me. They anyway charge fortune for the room so why this extra fee ? I used the facility yesterday without knowing the charge but found out about the charge as there were folks lined up on the "reservation desk" for the fitness center. I've never seen that for a fitness center in a hotel.
- There are no power connections on the office table. There is a personalized fax machine but I'd rather have a power connection to make it convenient.
TheServerSide sponsored the travel and lodging and check out the pictures of the suite, it's pretty cool!
The session started by asking "Does anyone here not know how to do Ajax ?". There were few hands raised and so the session started by creating a simple HTML form that takes a zip code and returns the corresponding city using XMLHttpRequest without any page refresh. Then the talk explained three main Ajaxian architectures:
- Return data (JSON / XML) - Smart clients, parse XML and JSON and populate the front end.
- Return HTML (responseText + innerHTML) - Slightly dumb client, just shows the results as is.