jMaki at Community One day
Last week at Community One day, the jMaki session included a couple of speakers from the community. It is great to see jMaki used in the real world.
We had four speakers at our session and I'll admit it was a lot given we only had an hour. But I was excited to include both Jennifer Myers and Daniel Ziaoure since they are both using jMaki in their projects.
The session was divided as follows. I gave a high level overview of jMaki and talked about the framework, widgets and pub/sub bus. It was pretty quick since I wanted to give others time but I was able to squeeze in a short demo.
Jennifer who also works for Sun talked about project Miso and the interface that they built using jMaki. Project Miso, provides deep, fast and broad search and indexing services and will initially be integrated into the Communication Suite. Currently the project is focussed on email, calendar and Instant Messaging products from Sun. Jennifer used the Yahoo table to display the list of items found in the search and the dcontainer to display the image that was found. Jennifer mentioned that she had no prior Ajax experience prior to starting on the project and found jMaki a great tool for quickly developing the user interface.
Daniel Z, an employee of TravleMuse Inc., covered the architecture of his project and showed how jMaki is used in their site. TravelMuse helps travelers save time and make better decisions at every step of the travel planning process by providing the Webâ€™s most user-friendly travel planning experience. Daniel explained how the jMaki framework is used for developing widgets and for widget to widget communication. The application is JSF based. The site is live now with many enhancements coming in the next month at http://travelmuse.com.
And Greg closed with some of the new features like the performance enhancements and the jMaki webtop that is now available in jMaki 1.8.