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The latest code for WebKit, the Browser engine that powers Safari, Chrome, Android and WebOS for the Pre, now supports the new WebGL 3D rendering. The standard is based on OpenGL ES 2.0 and is managed by the Krohnos Group who manage OpenGL the 3D engine used by all groups not using Dir...
HTML 5 is making some things easier to use. The first is the DOCTYPE. Located at the top of a Web page before the opening BODY tag, the DOCTYPE describes the syntax for the page. The roots for the DOCTYPE lie in SGML. Bearing this in mind, all DOCTYPES for HTML 4 and XHTML require a DT...
I got a lot of great feedback on my post Silverlight 3 Navigation: Dynamically Loaded Pages… Now MEF Powered! Dinesh Chandnani decided to do an update to this sample after looking at the feedback and talking to Nikhil Kothari and Wes Haggard from the MEF dev team. The goals for this u...
Software optimised for sub-$20 devices, enables rich Internet services for India and other emerging markets DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland – 11th September 2009 – Myriad Group AG (SIX: MYRN), a global leader in mobile technology with software in over 2 billion phones, toda...
Industry Leaders Present Next Generation IPTV Service At IBC IBC Amsterdam. September 10th, 2009. Leading IPTV set-top box manufacturer and software developer, Netgem (www.netgem.com) and Monaco Telecom, the innovative telecom operator (www.monaco.mc), today announced the impending la...
It used to be so easy to slam Microsoft. There are the 800lb gorilla with all the money that have done some shady business deals - but that is very much in the past. Today Microsoft keeps doing things that make it hard not to like them. They are going Open Source and being transparent ...
First, yes, screen readers can read Flex applications. And yes, its fairly easy. But, I’ll discuss how in a future post. But, if you’d rather send people to your old HTML version of your site when using a read, there is good news. Flash Player has the ability to detect if a screen r...
The Open Ajax Alliance is a standards organization with the mission of ensuring interoperability within Web based Ajaxified applications. One of their standards relates to intercomponent communication - the ability to subscribe and publish messages which can then be picked up by code w...
This is great and the programming model for communicating with the Polling Duplex channel is brain-dead simple. It does NOT get any easier to implement push data to a RIA - not in Flash, not in AIR, and certainly not in JavaFX. The problem is that this solution doesn't scale. On the se...
At the moment I am working on what I think is a very cool project: a book on HTML 5. There is so much news about HTML 5 that I thought I would use this blog to kind of pull together some of the emerging features. If you are new to HTML 5, then let me give you the nickel tour. HTM...
When I first read this, I was all "OMFGWTFNoMesh!?!" and exploded in front of my computer. After cleaning the bits of my exploded brain off the keyboard and looking at it again, some of it made sense. They are taking the Live Framework stuff down and theoretically coming up with a bett...
This is normally an adequate situation for me. However, with some things I just don't want the virtualization overhead or the difference in environment. For example, VS2010's GUI is written in WPF and that particular GUI hates being virtualized. When put under a virtual machine running...
With the release of Acrobat 6 (PDF 1.5), Adobe introduced the concept of the layered PDF. A layered PDF contains optional content that can be displayed or hidden by its reader. A layered PDF is a document that was originally generated by software with layer-generating capabilities. For...
Adobe recently released (August 2009) the Flex implementation of PMD tool which is extensively used at J2EE shops for code quality management. FlexPMD is a tool that helps to improve code quality by auditing any AS3/Flex source directory and detecting common bad practices. The Flex PM...
As the line between browser-based and desktop-based applications blurs, and as approaches for abstracting functionality and information from user interfaces develop, other markets will eventually merge with the currently separately identifiable RIA market. Furthermore, as the Internet ...
A few weeks ago, I blogged about ways to execute scripts on the client which you were writing out from the server via Ajax.  By popular demand, the latest build of Mojarra now allows execution of inline scripts. So, instead of having to either bundle code into an <eval> tag...
I have been a big fan of the Dummies book series for the last 8 years. I can still remember the day when I picked up my first dummies book from a local book shop. I recently came to know that Ken Cox has been involved in writing a dummies title for ASP.NET 3.5 and [...]
Interxion, a leading European operator of carrier-neutral data centres, today announced its silver sponsorship of the fourth European Peering Forum, a two-day event where the European peering community meets new peers, extends existing peering arrangements and shares useful information...
This article is also posted on JavaLobby.com This is a guest post by Anton Polyakov. Anton is Senior Developer at Exadel, he describes our experience building a JavaFX front end for a Seam booking application. JavaFX is new tool set for developing and delivering Rich Internet Appli...
While many see Microsoft Silverlight as an Adobe Flash killer, I actually think Adobe should rejoice that Microsoft is competing with Adobe on its own turf (i.e., media plug-ins) rather than putting all its energy, as it once did, into Web standards and innovation (IE 5.0 was the most ...
On a recent project I had to call Java REST services from a .NET Client. Several problems came up – ranging from authentication to hidden performance issues. I want to share my lessons learned and encourage you to share your own opinions and experiences on this topic. The Context...
Former Universal Pictures mobile boss Jeremy Laws has been crunching the numbers of the 6 biggest US mobile advertising networks. and made a guesstimate for Fantasyland and Realityland based on some recent monthly unique site visitor data, per network, from Nielsen. Read the whole t...
Check out this cool screen shot of our JavaFX server-side push demo. The back-end is Seam. Server-side push is implemented with Flamingo. You can drag and drop servers into the rectangles to get live updates. We will be showing this demo at JBoss World 2009 in Chicago in September. I&...
Here is a sneak peak at the new UI designer that will be available from PowerToTheBuilder.com sometime in the near future. Let me know what you're first impressions are.  
5,000 to 6,000 unique mobile devices having 750 to 800 differentiating characteristics = 45,000 slightly different ways to optimize a mobile website. In regards to standards, it certainly looks as if we have some way to go. Handset manufacturer and service provider alliances and busine...
Magazine ad spending has dropped five years in a row. Can a new iPhone application platform help reverse this trend? "NearbyNow offers a digital shopping service via mobile phones or the web that lets users find and reserve products they’re looking for in local brick-and-mortar stores,...
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Still updating my Mix 09 Silverlight 3 + RIA Services talk with more fun stuff.  This time I take up a challenge from Mr. Wildermuth.  Shawn recently raised a very interesting issue with RIA Services
You can now view or download and deploy one of the first real enterprise JavaFX application. We took the popular Seam booking demo application and created JavaFX UI for it. The JavaFX side is connected to Seam via Flamingo RIA framework. View online You can view and run the applic...
I am having a blast with the series where I am updating my simple Mix 09 Business Application demo. In this part, I wanted to explore one of the most popular data access solution for .NET – NHibernate. Many customers finds that the flexibility of NHibernate makes it easier for them t...
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What could you do with your code in 20 Lines or Less? That's the question I ask (almost) every week for the devcentral community, and every week I go looking to find cool new examples that show just how flexible and powerful iRules can be without getting in over your head. Here are ...
We have released Exadel JavaFX Studio plug-in for Eclipse version 1.0.2 . The biggest feature in this version is error markers in the editor. Previously the compiler would run and report the errors in standard Eclipse console but wouldn’t put error markers in editor. How to get sta...
Continuing in our discussion of Silverlight 3 and the update to .NET RIA Services. I have been updating the example from my Mix09 talk “building business applications with Silverlight 3”. RIA Services is very much an extension of the LINQ project. Effectively you can think of RIA...
I needed to do a quick proof of concept of displaying search results in Silverlight recently and it actually proved easier than I thought it was going to be. I tried this once before in a beta version of Silverlight 2 and it was much more difficult at the time. I was able to easi...
We pleased to announce the release of VS.Php 2.7 for Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2005. This release introduces a number of new key features and enhacements of existing features. Silverlight One of the most exciting new features is Silverlight integration. With VS.Php 2.7, ...
I’ve seen quite a few posts on jQuery and SharePoint lately. I haven’t seen too many people point this out (maybe I didn’t search well enough :) ), so I thought I would take a quick minute to remind you to use jQuery’s noConflict() method in SharePoint.  It appears somewhere in al...
Exadel Flamingo RIA framework comes with CRUD application generator. Using the maven-based generator, you can easily generate JavaFX user interfaces connected to Spring or Seam back-ends. In this post I showed how to do it Seam. Let’s do the same with Spring framework. There ar...
I am having a blast with the series where I am updating my simple Mix 09 Business Application demo. In this part, I wanted to consider the scenario that I hope is a common one. The developer writes their Silverlight app using the RIA Services pattern and the application becomes wildl...
Silverlight is the next step towards user experience in enriching today’s 2.0 technology. Microsoft Silverlight is a web application framework with added interactivity features and supports .NET language and development tools. It is basically a programming model to develop and distribu...