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10 RIA predictions in 2006

Posted by Moxie Zhang | January 3, 2006 .

Happy new year, Flexers!! (AJAX dudes too)

Allow me join in the wise men crowd and semi-wisely make 10 flexing predictions for the brand new year 2006:

  1. The release of Flex 2.0, especially the new Flex Builder along with its independent pricing plan, triggers new high of RIA buzz.
  2. Microsoft releases a full set of repackaged RIA product, ahead of Vista release, to suppress the new wave of RIA fire.
  3. Sun adapts the term RIA in Java technologies and rolls out new UI specifications, trying to regain some UI ground.
  4. Adobe (no more the M.) donates some codes to ignite a few more opensource fires around RIA technologies, to please developers and keep the leading momentum.
  5. Either IBM or Oracle try to buy Adobe. As usual, Oracle is more hostile.
  6. Google offers Application Search, which is based on the indexing of public RIA applications. RIA applications need adapt certain Google RIA tagging scheme though.
  7. New opensource framework, RIA on Rail (RoR), starts and gains bigger follower crowd. It addresses both UI and server side stuffs. Watch out Cairngorm and alike.
  8. A new opensource project starts to mimic the whole MXML thing using the open Flash specification. It’s called OpenFlex, later forced to renamed to something else.
  9. Every developer claims himself/herself a RIA developer.
  10. Microsoft offers AJAX integration in Visual Studio. Adobe (if not bought) faces increasing challenges and the face-off will be in 2007.

Well, it might be just an eventless year in 2006 and nothing I listed will happen. However, as long as we are all enjoying what we are doing and living a happy and healthy life, who cares.

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2 Comments so far
  1. dsfg  January 3, 2006 3:56 pm

    sdfg

  2. ion gion  January 3, 2006 4:07 pm

    “A new opensource project starts to mimic the whole MXML thing using the open Flash specification. It’s called OpenFlex, later forced to renamed to something else.”

    — True, its on my list

    “# Sun adapts the term RIA in Java technologies and rolls out new UI specifications, trying to regain some UI ground.”

    — What is to adapt, JSF was the big promisse … it is nothing compared to the eassyness of .net toghether with visual studio.

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