Flex, Java/JavaFX, Silverlight, AJAX & RIA Frameworks

RIA Developer's Journal

Subscribe to RIA Developer's Journal: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts newslettersWeekly Newsletters
Get RIA Developer's Journal: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Latest Articles from RIA Developer's Journal
Recently, I came across an article, 4 reasons websites are becoming irrelevant by Adam Broitman for iMediaConnection.com. Many things the article says are true, but when it comes to innovative new services like the AR app, the author offers no solution to the fragmentation problem w...
OpSource, Inc., the leader in Cloud operations, today introduced OpSource Cloud(TM), the first Cloud to bring together the flexibility, availability and community of the public Cloud with the security, performance and controls the enterprise demands. Emphasizing security, OpSource ...
DevExpress technologies for Visual Studio help you build your best, reduce the amount of code you write, increase your productivity, and create stunning applications for Windows and the Web in the shortest possible time. CodeRush for Visual Studio® .NET helps you create sophisticated c...
DevExpress technologies for Visual Studio help you build your best, reduce the amount of code you write, increase your productivity, and create stunning applications for Windows and the Web in the shortest possible time. DevExpress.com is proud to announce the immediate availability of...
Optimizing website performance is a challenging task. Websites are composed of many moving parts – both on the client and on the server – and optimizing performance requires a multi-faceted approach that addresses potential problems in all moving parts. Performance bottlenecks are caus...
Wyse Technology, a provider of thin computing and client virtualization, has officially announced its new acceleration solution for Adobe Flash, as part of its incredibly popular TCX virtualization software suite. The new functionality improves the end user experience on virtual deskto...
As it prepares to launch, MyTimelineOnline.com credits Visual WebGui with enabling it to both expedite the new social networking facility and keep the development costs incredibly low. For a full case study with technical details, please visit http://www.visualwebgui.com/Gizmox/Showca...
Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in ColdFusion v8.0.1 and earlier versions, and JRun 4.0. Adobe has now patched them with a Security Update released on August 17, 2009. Here are the details...
"Microsoft is pleased to be working with Sybase to enable custom tools such as PowerBuilder," said Matt Carter, Microsoft's Group Product Manager for Visual Studio, as Sybase yesterday announced the beta availability for PowerBuilder 12, a new generation of Sybase’s proven development ...
First of all, to add a little more credibility to what I’m about to write, let me just say that I’m running Princeton Java Users Group (JUG) for years and have a pretty good idea of how organization of the meetings and sponsorship work in such gatherings. Java community is huge, wel...
AJAX has dominated the web space so extensively that it needs no introduction. Connecting to a server via XMLHttpRequest and making a partial page refresh is what makes this technique so attractive. However, use of these AJAX requests, although very attractive, can pose dangers as well...
Back in 2002, Sybase announced their four-phase approach toward adding .NET support to PowerBuilder. Phase 1 was the implementation of web services in PB9 and Phase 2 was the release of DataWindow.NET, which was packaged with PB 10. Phases 3 and 4 were the more significant phases. In P...
The repeated Twitter hacking exposes the complex and serious security issue on the web. Unfortunately for Twitter (Google Apps, Facebook, and others), the problems have unfolded in a public arena, forcing them respond quickly to calm users and resulting in a short term solution (that ...
Enterprises are increasingly being called upon to provide a high level of user experience with compelling and interactive content. Serving enterprise content and data securely to internet / intranet has become a very common necessity and is routinely handled by web servers. Web service...
Mobile application uptake-it isn't only about iPhones. Sure Apple's App Store now offers over 65,000 applications, and users have downloaded more than 1.5 billion iPhone and iPod touch applications in the 1st year since launch. But while getting a late start, other mobile applica...
When a couple of months back I told a fellow Flex developer that I’ll be speaking at CFUnited, conference he shrugged, “Why ColdFusion?” Little did he know that CFUnited is branded as a ColdFusion, Flex and AIR conference. And this was true – there were lots of quality presentations o...
NetBeans IDE 6.7.1 with JavaFX and JetBrains Web IDE Early Access are ready for download. In their own words here are some of the benefits these releases deliver. An update to the 6.7 release release that is integrated with Project Kenai, a collaborative environment for developers to h...
Netbiscuits is announced as a partner for this year’s Information Innovation awards being organised by 118tracker.com. Clients of Netbiscuits can receive a 10% discount.
Flex framework includes a pretty useful object that deserves more attention: mx.util.ObjectProxy. You can wrap your object (i.e. Person) into this proxy which will obediently report on all changes that are happening to this instance of a person. If you subclass ObjectProxy, you can ev...
The summer holiday period means that long traffic jams build up throughout Germany. It is now possible to ascertain the current traffic situation whilst on the move by accessing all traffic and traffic jam reports across the Federal Republic via mobile phone under wap.adac.de. Netbiscu...
Germany’s toughest movie team is taking vigorous mobile action. Starting today, TV Movie, a TV guide with amongst the highest circulation and greatest coverage in Europe, is expanding its cross-media offering. Besides three print titles, two online websites and numerous EPGs, there is ...
Netbiscuits provides one platform for all devices. The software service allows you to fully exploit the capabilities of high-end mobile devices like the iPhone, Nokia Series 60, BlackBerrys, Android phones and many others.
Netbiscuits added many devices to their database within the last month: Three Skypephone S2 (Amoi 8709), Nokia 5730 (XpressMusic), LG LG265 (Rumor 2), Toshiba W62T,Sharp SH902i, Kyocera A5528K Sanyo A5522S and- Samsung GT-S8000 (Jet), among others.
Each real-world software developer knows at least one design pattern – Singleton. Flex has some specifics in implementing Singletons due to lack of private constructors in ActionScript, but the goal of this little writeup is not to show you how to implement Singleton, but rather to dis...
Microsoft’s long pursuit of Yahoo has finally culminated in a 10-year deal. It’s not the deal people expected, which is why Yahoo stock took a 12% fall in the hours after the companies laid it out Wednesday. Yahoo is going to sell search ads for the both of them. It’s going to use Micr...
In this brief article I’d like to talk about one of the most important aspects of RIA in general and written in Flex in particular – the initial download process. You'll also see a screencast showing how designing each Flex application as a portal can make your RIA more modular and res...
Love the thought or loathe the thought, Google Latitude is now available for the iPhone in US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and I'm sure that those folks worried about privacy will be in the latter group. Google latitude runs in the iPhone's Safari Browser and can be saved as a B...
Adobe Tuesday aimed two new open source Flash initiatives at media companies and other publishers. The Open Source Media Framework (OSMF), part of the Strobe project, is meant for building Flash-optimized media players. The Text Layout Framework (TLF) is supposed to bring sophist...
To get the European Commission off its back and avoid another mammoth fine, Microsoft has offered to distribute other people's browsers with Windows, exactly what Opera, Google and Mozilla want. It's not something Microsoft wants to do but the company finds itself over a barrel. ...
I have gotten lots of good comments on my series updating my Mix09 talk
As jQuery’s popularity in the .NET community has risen over the past year, one recurring theme I’ve seen is the desire to refactor away the details of using it to call ASP.NET AJAX services. Whether through helper function or specialized jQuery plugin, I’ve seen numerous methods propos...
When you’re working with JSON, performance and security are often opposing, yet equally important concerns. One of these areas of contention is handling the JSON strings returned by a server. Most JavaScript libraries do a great job of abstracting away the details, but the underlying p...
Nowadays, many web developers have implemented AJAX in their web applications. This enables them to create dynamic, rich web sites. There are numerous resources available on the web for learning ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX, but it is always nice to refer to a book as and when required. In his lat...
Sebastopol, CA – Performance is critical to the success of any web site, and yet today’s web applications push browsers to their limits with increasing amounts of rich content and heavy use of Ajax. In his newest book, Even Faster Web Sites, (O’Reilly, US $34.99), Ste...
Adobe announced two new Adobe Flash Platform open source initiatives for developers, media companies and publishers. The new efforts will help content owners extend their online media efforts, as they look to create new business opportunities and monetization strategies for publishing ...
"By embracing Amazon Web Services to power this offering, Adobe combines its comprehensive enterprise solution with a cloud environment that knocks down barriers to productivity for enterprise developers worldwide,” said Kumar Vora, vice president and general manager for LiveCycle at A...
Engine Yard, the Ruby-on-Rails doyen, is supposed to announce its Engine Yard Cloud platform today along with Flex, a cloud service plan for production-level Rails applications. The company says its Engine Yard Cloud leverages hundreds of man-years of experience in deploying, managi...
A search and online advertising deal between Yahoo and Microsoft is imminent - unless of course it's blown off course again, according to Yahoo know-it-all All Things Digital, the Dow Jones blog. Under the circumstances blogger Kara Swisher isn't guaranteeing a deal will happen thou...
The common methods for functional GUI testing are the "record and execute" script technique and writing test programs for different scenarios. In the "record and execute," the test designer interacts with the GUI and all the events are recorded in a script. The script can later be repl...
Apple is a “change” company. Look at their track record: Mac II, iMac, iPod and now the iPhone. What has not changed, however, is the view of Apple a company that delivers only consumer based products. Apple simply is not perceived as an Enterprise company. Apple is working to change t...