Tag Archives: javascript

Dashboards and microsites drive user engagement

Dashboards and microsites drive user engagement and convert raw data into information that business participants turn into insight.  Everybody can agree on that “Data is worthless if you don’t communicate data correctly”.  Rather than presenting mind-numbing rows and columns of raw numbers,  visualization techniques enable individuals to quickly identify trends, patterns, and correlations.

Now available on GitHub, WSO2 User Engagement Server helps business participants achieve insight by delivering dashboards and microsites.

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Enterprise-ready server-side JavaScript (SSJS) runtimes

Server-side JavaScript (SSJS) enhances developer productivity and accelerates common web application development tasks. For example, unmarshalling JSON formatted web requests into JavaScript objects and marshalling server-side JavaScript objects into JSON web responses are trivial tasks.  Dynamic typing and Just-in-Time (JIT) compilation decreases development iteration time and increases productivity.  A thriving ecosystem creates useful frameworks, which can be re-purposed across client and server tiers. However, without SSJS framework standards, the platform environment creates project startup delays and assembly required hurdles.

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What is Jaggery.js

JavaScript has always had a special place in my tool chest.  The language delivers the power of scripting, dynamic typing, object-orientation, and web application frameworks. My first introduction to web application programming used client-side JavaScript and server-side JavaScript (SSJA) based on the Netscape Livewire framework.  JavaScript was my ticket to the web, social programming, open community involvement, and becoming an industry expert. While posting a few queries, answering questions, and interacting with Brendan Eich via the LiveWire NewsGroup (using NNTP), I was approached by an acquisition editor to contribute two chapter for the 1997 version of JavaScript Unleashed.  While working at a Hummer Winblad backed Software as a Service company during the turn of the century (1998-2001), we pushed the edge of the SSJS envelope to create a complex, multi-tenanted enterprise application.

WSO2 has released Jaggery.js, a framework to compose webapps and HTTP-focused web services in pure Javascript for all aspects of the application: front-end, communication, Server-side logic and persistence. The framework will reduce the gap between writing client-side web application pages and back-end web services.

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