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Favorite Adobe AIR Apps

Posted by Sravan | September 10, 2008 | 4 Comments

Adobe Systems posted a press release a couple of days ago that “there have been more than 25 million installations of applications deployed on Adobe® AIR™ in the first six months since its release.” Sure, the number is a product of various parameters and an unknown procedure but it still is a great achievement!

I love AIR apps and use some of them every day. So I thought it would be nice if we can share and discover new ones from each other. Here are my five favorites (in alphabetical order).

1. Google Analytics: This has been around for quite a […] Continue Reading…

Google Chrome is for The Cloud

Posted by Charles | September 9, 2008 | 5 Comments

Sravan’s post about Google Chrome draw some good attention last week. Around the web, I saw two types of discussions. One is about browser. Liking Chrome is because it’s faster and simpler. Not linking Chrome is because is not so faster and too simple. another type of discussions is about associations. Chrome is SOA, Chrome is RIA, Chrome is… on and on. Looks figuring out what is Google Chrome is a good start point for all the discussions. I think Google Chrome is something for the Google Cloud. It extends the could into your personal computers, or another […] Continue Reading…

Adobe RIA Developer Summit in India

Posted by Sravan | September 9, 2008 | 1 Comment


Having jumped on the RIA bandwagon only a few months ago, it is understandable that I haven’t heard about the Adobe RIA Leadership Summit (Oct, 2007) and the Adobe RIA Architect Summit (Apr, 2008) held in Bangalore, India. Both would probably have gone six feet over my head. But missing all news about the Adobe RIA Developer Summit until a day before its launch? Beats me how I achieved that feat. I have no chance to make it even if I start now. :-(

People staying in and around Bangalore can try the late registration through the website home. Believers in […] Continue Reading…

For Bookstore Lovers

Posted by Sravan | September 8, 2008 | Comment

Publishers Marketplace, a rich resource for all writers, has launched a small and useful RIA that all bibliophiles will enjoy.

Bookstore Maps is an application made with Google Maps API that allows users to find bookstores throughout the USA. Publishers Marketplace has already loaded the backend database with tons of bookstores in this beta version. It is understandable to see all the major chains including B&N, Border Books and BAM!, but to our delight a large number of small, independent, specialty, and college bookstores have been added as well.

The app contains a number of search fields, and the map has […] Continue Reading…

Subliminal Advertising vs RIA (Video)

Posted by Charles | September 8, 2008 | 4 Comments

Why doing RIA? There are many answers to this questions. I think the mother of all answers is to make users do what the RIA application wants the users to do. That’s the reason why my mind started spinning after watching this video. “Subliminal Advertising”, is that what RIA really does? The fonts, texts, color, ease of interactive, smooth app work flows, etc. are they all subliminal elements? Why some RIAs works and some others don’t? Is there a answer from this video? You tell me.

From Java to AJAX to Flash – GWT2SWF

Posted by Charles | September 7, 2008 | Comment

I’m sure some time putting different breeds of technologies together is really just for fun, rather than necessity. Fun, is it we are all looking for? GWT2SWF is piece of fun technology.  It all begins at GWT (Google Web Toolkit), which is a Java development tool to generate pure AJAX (JavaScript + HTML) web application after writing code in Java. Raise you hands if you have worked on a serious application in production in house or on the web, using GWT. um…but it’s fun, I know. Now, GWT2SWF throws Flash/Flex into the mix. “GWT2SWF intend to provide software bridge […] Continue Reading…

100+ Murphy’s technology laws

Posted by Charles | September 5, 2008 | 1 Comment

Bring out my collection of Murphy’s laws in technology and wish you read each of them so that what ever you do with technology will be in peace or peace of mind from now on (ya’r right): Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence. Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition. Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand. If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first […] Continue Reading…

A Beginner’s Course on Flex

Posted by Sravan | September 5, 2008 | 1 Comment

Recently, with RIA technologies continuously generating buzz and increasingly becoming visible, several people are seeking to learn about Flex or some RIA technology. Some of them have even expressed their desire as comments on this very blog. So, shall we have a small introductory course now? In the next half hour?

It’s a Friday, so let us take the lecture as light as lentils.

Lyora, the face of Adobe Flextv, was uptil recently busy with conducting the Flex Camp Ottawa. It turned out very well and she updated four videos that make our Flex 101 course. Thank you, Lyora, for changing your mind […] Continue Reading…

Calling All RIA Students

Posted by Sravan | September 4, 2008 | 2 Comments

If you are outgoing and organized, love RIAs and know Flex/AIR, this is an opportunity you might not want to miss.

Adobe is looking for eligible students to represent RIAs – to represent Adobe’s RIA technologies to be precise. The eligibility criteria aren’t demanding, nor are the responsibilities. The role comes with an attractive package of rewards.

If chosen as an Adobe Student Rep for RIAs, all you need to do is talk with other students. Talk about RIAs, Flex, and AIR, about the Flex Builder (which students can get for free through, about ideas for RIAs and the coveted […] Continue Reading…


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