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With the arrival of .NET 3.5, WPF and the RTM of Silverlight 2, .NET developers have more choices than ever for designing, developing and deploying compelling applications with rich user interfaces. However, there are other mainstream alternatives that don’t fall into the .NET camp. Wh...
During the last several years our company have been involved in development of many enterprise Flex project. This article is an attempt to summarize challenges and offer solutions that we've developed, tested and successfully implemented for our customers.
Adobe announced the public betas of Adobe ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion Builder software. ColdFusion 9, a powerful development technology for building dynamic Web sites and Internet applications, increases developer productivity, integrates with complex enterprise environments and delive...
The PDF format allows creating groups of mutually exclusive layers where showing one layer will automatically hide the other. These are called radio-button groups and defined using the RBGroups PDF keyword. One can also define which layers are visible by default and which are hidden, f...
Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets delivered, and entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive technology begins to proliferate. So it is no surprise that SYS-...
"What's fueling the interest in RIA?" asked Regev Yativ, President & CEO of Magic Software Enterprises in the Americas, at the beginning of his session at AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo in NYC last month. The answer is the growth of broadband, Yativ said, which has made the Internet ...
Business users already heavily rely on their BlackBerry smartphones for telephone and wireless email communications. The OCS for Blackberry solution adds secure instant messaging and presence, to fill in the missing gap, and provide true remote connectivity and productivity capabilitie...
Rich Internet Applications for the Enterprise (Enterprise RIA) can convey multiple benefits to a business, from lower cost of ownership, overall application availability and better security, to tremendous user experience. But these benefits come at a price: complexity and cost. For ent...
HTC has showed off its third Android phone, a little anti-fingerprint touch screen gismo called Hero that will surely be a hero to Adobe since it’s the first Android phone to support Adobe Flash. Flash Lite 3.1 to be precise, which should give users a more complete web browsing experie...
This weekend I read a blog by a well known person in Flex community and found a very interesting phrase there:"If you take a careful look at Catalyst it flips the % of design and development work within an app. Where development was 80% of an app, it is now 20% and Design/Interaction w...
That makes six awards over the past two years, on the heels of the company’s best financial quarter in its history.
"Application Performance Management enables you to prioritize your problem list." So stated Janelle Shaw, Principal Consultant for Application Performance Management solutions at CA Wily Technology, at the 15th International SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East held June 22-23, 2009, ...
Intel, the world's largest chipmaker, and Nokia, the world's largest cell phone maker, have banded together to engineer a new class of x86 mobile device - widgets beyond smartphones, notebooks and netbooks - that apparently shrinks the power of a desktop into something that fits in you...
SYS-CON's SOA World Conference & Expo, colocated with AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo, held on June 22-23, 2009, in New York City, featured parallel content-rich tracks reflecting the worldwide adoption of the distributed computing paradigm, in which web services are deployed through s...
At the 7th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo in New York, held June 22-23, 2009, Suresh Chandrasekaran, leader of sales and marketing in North America and APAC for Denodo Technologies, discussed the Enterprise Data mashup platform and how to build virtual data services.
At the 15th International SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East, which opened Monday in New York City, Sean Valcamp discussed how in today’s business world, measuring your success is a must especially in our current economic climate. It’s something we do as individuals, teams, and comp...
One year ago, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chose the XBRL standard to simplify and unify the exchange of financial information, and as such have joined the European central banks that have been using it since 2007 for regulatory reporting. In France, Infogreffe (wh...
Logabottle.com allows users to store their wine tasting notes online where they can be accessed from anywhere,anytime,either from a computer or mobile device with internet access.The founders of the site see emerging Internet technologies like AJAX as powerful tools in the effort to ne...
Acrobat.com, Adobe’s nascent, still-evolving online productivity software, moved out of public beta Monday and into its first foray into commercialization, ahead of any similar move into the cloud by Microsoft. The base widgetry will still be free but Adobe has created two paid subscri...
Segro was about to launch a new MRI finance group application so it was vital all data feeding in was controlled with changes approved and with a full audit trail of changes. This information was both financial and property, and included such information as area, how much was let, how ...
Over the course of the last 18 months, many more clients have been experimenting with the new data protection technologies in Exchange 2007, most notably Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) and Server (or Standby) Continuous Replication (CCR). These tools were included with Exchange ...
Awareness of the ISO standard for long-term archiving, PDF/A, has spread throughout Europe to the point that it is considered in nearly all projects. This was revealed in a survey performed by the PDF/A Competence Center at the end of 2008. A comparison with the results of the 2007 sur...
The European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS), which wants to nail Microsoft’s hide to the barn door, told the European Commission that Redmond “substantially understated” its share of the European browser market in an effort to blunt the regulator’s determination to crucify ...
Maybe it’s just wishful thinking on our part, but it sounds like Microsoft – in the very nicest way, of course, to avoid any further fines – just told the European Commission to go f**k itself.
The level of functionality on the Web is changing and the bar is rising on what is considered a true rich Internet application (RIA). This fact and the emergence of the Web as an interconnected platform is once again changing the landscape and moving us into the next phase of the Web, ...
New product announcements this year included JavaFX 1.2, which includes new cross platform User Interface (UI) controls, faster application start-up, streaming media support and other performance enhancements across desktop, browser and mobile.
Cloudera, the eight-month-old commercial Hadoop start-up that raised a $5 million first round last year, has gotten a $6 million B round it says it doesn’t need, led by Greylock with Accel Partners, an existing backer, kicking in. Greylock gets a board seat.
Adobe has broken out a free preview of BrowserLab, a hosted cloud service that will let web designers compare their sites on various browsers and operation systems to pinpoint anything squirlly.
Do you believe that the day when programmers could focus on one language in their jobs is gone? Thanks to the ever-changing IT landscape and the uncertain financial times, contemporary developers are expected to work with a wide range of platforms, frameworks, languages as essentially ...
Chart FX for Java has for many years been the leader in Data Visualization components for Java server applications. Chart FX 7 for Java Desktop now gives all the power of Chart FX to Swing application developers in both NetBeans and all Eclipse-Based IDEs.
Adobe is gonna try nibbling on the great PowerPoint franchise. It’s publicly beta testing a collaborative web-based presentation application built on Flash called Acrobat.com Presentations.
It includes an ActionScript component OfflineDataCollection that allows you to program local/remote data synchronization. Open source Clear Toolkit framework is here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/cleartoolkit/ The source code of the OfflineDataCollection is here: http://tinyurl.com/...
Many Flex and Flash developers were waiting for these news for a year. The public Beta 1 of new Flash Builder 4, Flash Catalyst and Flex 4 SDK (previously codenamed Gumbo) has been released by Adobe. First, about the name change. What used to be known as Flex Builder is Flash Builder n...
“People are now expecting the same richness and ease of use in their workplace applications that they have in their daily Web experiences, but companies today are faced with strained development resources and less time to create intuitive applications,” said David Wadhwani, general man...
Busy day for cloud interoperability related news. Google just announced a new service called Google Wave, described as an open communication and collaboration platform & protocol based on hosted XML documents (called waves) supporting concurrent modifications and low-latency update...
A couple of years ago Simone Chiaretta did a survey of .NET Developers usage of Ajax. I just saw that he is refreshing that survey to see what has changed in the industry. Are people still actively moving to Ajax? Are they using MVC or WebForms with their Ajax?
Watch this one-hour webcast from ILOG and discover the importance of visualization and how it can be implemented in web applications with a combination of open source and commercial technologies. Data visualization driven through AJAX Push allows you to make better business decisions i...
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering rich media, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, today announced that it will ensure the availability and performance of the destination site for the 2009 Cannes Film Fe...
“What would you think if I told you that you can develop a web application at least ten times faster with Rails than you can with a typical Java framework?” Oops! Ten times faster! Well, after these comments I decided to learn Ruby on Rails. I need to know the true key of the productiv...
In today’s financial environment, the demand to extract more value from IT has never been more important within the enterprise. The pressure to improve productivity and streamline processes has been at the heart of the first wave of Web 2.0 adoption, where teams have used collaborative...