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Apple’s RIA attack

Posted by | May 11, 2010 .

If you have visited Apple’s site you would notice that Steve Job has some nasty thoughts on Flash. As the crusade against Flash picks up steam, Apple’s homemade alternative is getting increasing attention. Gianduia is a client-side JavaScript framework released at last year’s World of WebObjects Developer Conference that’s aimed directly at Flash Player and […]

The State of Flex Development Ecosystem Reviewed

Posted by | January 11, 2010 .

I spent some time last weekend went over my weaponry cache for Flex development and put out a post on that reviewed current state of Flex development ecosystem. Go check it out. I did missed couple of great Flex tools: FunFx is Flex testing tools that uses Ruby to write the test script. It’s […]

UI Design Goes Straight to Hell

Posted by | December 18, 2009 .

Came across this very funny comic blog How a Web Design Goes Straight to Hell on Oatmeal. It’s based on the author Matthew Inman’s real experience and he actually used the exact words his client once said to him. Just reading through it I can recall I’ve received similar comments in the past from clients […]

Dojo on Air

Posted by | December 17, 2009 .

Dojo 1.4 release is imminent. Make me wondering who should buy Dojo (Microsoft has claimed jquery). If it won’t be Adobe, at least Adobe is fond of Dojo. Here is Dojo AIR toolbox called, Dojo toolbax. It’s created by SitePen and co-sponsored by Adobe. The toolbox itself is built using Dojo Toolkit and Adobe AIR. […]

5 Icon Design Tutorials

Posted by | November 30, 2009 .

Once you installed more than 100 apps on your iPhone you would know that good icon counts. That applies to any type of application designs, not mentioning RIAs. Here are 5 icon design tutorials to try out if you are a DIY type of persons. World Icon Tutorial The author’s first eve icon design in […]

Flex RIA Alternatives

Posted by | September 9, 2009 .

We love richer RIA as much as we love Flex. You might think Silverlight is the only Flex alternative in town (JavaFX? what is that?), think again. Here are a few worth watching, or better, trying. SproutCore ( SproutCore 1.0 is a HTML5 application framework to develop desktop alike application in any modern web browser, […]

Rounding Up Last Week

Posted by | August 31, 2009 .

Bhuvan, India’s Google Earth Killer, for the time being sucks. For now they have the excuses of the terrorist scare and the implications on national security of open access to hi-res geospatial data. While Silverlight scored another win in the sports industry which I won’t report, the Adobe AIR is excited about’s OnBase, the […]

Rounding Up the MAX Widget Week

Posted by | August 24, 2009 .

The entire blogosphere is abuzz with the Adobe MAX widget that Serge Jespers made. I am not able to embed it in this post. Be sure to update your Flex apps to use the 3.4 SDK. It contains a fix to a critical security bug that could cause cross-site scripting when using the older SDKs. […]

Rounding Up Week Of the 2009 Hype Cycle

Posted by | August 17, 2009 .

The Gartner Hype Cycle 2009 report was released last week. Cloud computing and E-book readers share the global maxima, and social software suites and microblogging are apparently just past their crest. Ryan Stewart highlighted Adobe’s prominence. Ryan Stewart is also awestruck by interface designer Theresa Neil and highly recommends some of her material on RIAs. […]

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