yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News

2008 West
Data Direct
SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services
Red Hat
The Opening of Virtualization
User Environment Management – The Third Layer of the Desktop
Cloud Computing for Business Agility
CMIS: A Multi-Vendor Proposal for a Service-Based Content Management Interoperability Standard
Freedom OSS
Practical SOA” Max Yankelevich
Architecting an Enterprise Service Router (ESR) – A Cost-Effective Way to Scale SOA Across the Enterprise
Return on Assests: Bringing Visibility to your SOA Strategy
Managing Hybrid Endpoint Environments
Game-Changing Technology for Enterprise Clouds and Applications
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts

2008 West
Get ‘Rich’ Quick: Rapid Prototyping for RIA with ZERO Server Code
Keynote Systems
Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of Rich Internet Applications
How Can AJAX Improve Homeland Security?
Beyond Widgets: What a RIA Platform Should Offer
REAs: Rich Enterprise Applications
Click For 2008 Event Webcasts
Top Links You Must Click On

Ajit Jaokar's Mobile Web 2.0 Blog: "The Dawn of the Widget Widget Web"
As Om Malik Says, "Suddenly Everything's Coming Up Widgets"

The World Wide Web, as we know it, is exploding. From its fragments emerges a new "container-based" Web based on Widgets. For the lack of a better term, I shall call it a "Widget Widget Web."

I have long advocated the power of Widgets to transform the Web as we know it. Hence, I am starting a new set of blogs on the future potential and evolution of Widgets.

Recently, Om Malik also wrote a great article Suddenly everything's coming up widgets. The goal of the Widget Widget web series of blogs is to discuss the evolution of the Web using the Widgets philosophy.

Modularization of software and applications is not new. The idea is simply "moving up the software stack."

I remember the time when Object Oriented Software was a such a big buzzword (and as a slight diversion, I also remember someone telling me then that - their software was "Object Oriented" - whatever they did - the users objected! Hehe.). Following on from there, the SOA folks talked about service modularization and rehashing at a service level.

And now, we in the Web 2.0 era, are talking of Widgets at a user interface/browser/business level.

The simultaneous of evolution of widgets, AJAX and other technologies is no accident since they are all feeding off each other to create a powerful new ecosystem.

Thus, the Widget Widget Web series of blogs are going to look at Widgets 2.0 (I hate sticking 2.0 after everything - but it does convey the point I am trying to make i.e. we are talking about how widgets will evolve)

In keeping with my background, Widget Widget Web will discuss Widgets in context of Mobile Web 2.0 in addition to the Web in general. With the emergence of the full web browsers on mobile devices, there is a natural tendency of web widgets to 'cross the chasm' to the mobile web.

Let me throw up a few ideas, both existing and forthcoming. Please feel encouraged to comment on these:

  • a) Widgets are currently performing a single specific task
  • b) Like RSS, they are sending out information from the parent site and enabling the recipients to use that information in their own sites (for example: the use of YouTube videos in MySpace)
  • c) Widgets have widespread support from Operating system vendors and browser vendors
  • d) Widgets have support from major web services/sites like MySpace and YouTube
  • e) A cottage industry is emerging in the creation of Widgets and new Widget authoring tools are becoming mainstream
  • f) Other applications like are adopting widgets

What else? My favorites are:

1. Widgets on the Mobile Web which I have already talked about before
2. Widgets calling Widgets (hence leading to whole applications based on widgets - not just small functional applications)
I welcome any information about interesting work you are doing in this space (especially developments based on web technologies) and I shall include it in this series of blogs if possible

Thus, I have only a broad vision about the evolution of widgets (probably a bit biased towards the mobile web) and user feedback will drive the Widget Widget Web series of blogs

Finally, I am also looking for an author who would be interested in writing a book for futuretext on the vision of the Widget Widget Web (not necessarily mobile-oriented).
If that’s of interest, please contact me at ajit.jaokar (at)

Images were sourced from Yahoo Widgets  and Opera Widgets. Image created by Maggie Baldry.

About Ajit Jaokar
Ajit Jaokar is the author of the book 'Mobile Web 2.0' and is also a member of the Web2.0 workgroup. Currently, he plays an advisory role to a number of mobile start-ups in the UK and Scandinavia. He also works with the government and trade missions of a number of countries including South Korea and Ireland. He is a regular speaker at SYS-CON events including AJAXWorld Conference & Expo.

In order to post a comment you need to be registered and logged in.

Register | Sign-in

Reader Feedback: Page 1 of 1

Enterprise Open Source Magazine Latest Stories . . .
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one lo...
Widespread fragmentation is stalling the growth of the IIoT and making it difficult for partners to work together. The number of software platforms, apps, hardware and connectivity standards is creating paralysis among businesses that are afraid of being locked into a solution. EdgeX...
One problem that all developers and companies struggle with is trying to decide if they should "build it" or "buy it". Software developers love to build things. That is what we do! Their natural reaction tends to lean towards building things. We are also always up for a new challenge. ...
MongoDB, an open-source document store and most popular NoSQL database on the market today, offers a variety of advanced features to administer security over your MongoDB deployments. In this tutorial post, we’re going to show you how to set up role-based access control (RBAC) to manag...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Evatronix will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Evatronix SA offers comprehensive solutions in the design and implementation ...
First, let's outline a frame of reference for multithreading and why we may need to use a thread pool. A thread is an execution context that can run a set of instructions within a process - aka a running program. Multithreaded programming refers to using threads to execute multiple ta...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)! 201 802-3021

SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers