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Rounding Up A Week of Acquisitions

Posted by Sravan | September 21, 2009 | Comment

Google’s justification for acquiring reCAPTCHA makes a lot more sense than Adobe’s for acquiring Omniture. However, Adobe’s announcement of the release of Adobe Flash Access throws a new light on the acquisition and it now appears that perhaps Omniture does fit in.

Sarah Perez reported an example of what could go wrong with cloud services. That Google is the cloud service provider touches on the potential scale of the problem.

Following the recent release of the distribution side of Flash Platform Services, Ryan Stewart tells the full Flash platform services story.

Issues with the Adobe Flex JIRA bug database resulted in temporarily […] Continue Reading…

POP with Flex Viewer

Posted by Charles | September 17, 2009 | Comment

I’ve seen stores for Halloween stuffs poping up already. It’s not a surprise the web will be haunted too. The Paranormal Operating Picture (POP) is a good use of the Flex Viewer for Center for Paranormal Research and Investigation.You might want to spend a bit of time to play with it. I’m sure you will be surprised that there seems have some seriously stuffs.

Redefining Reading With Flex

Posted by Sravan | September 17, 2009 | 1 Comment

Some carry the notion that the habit of reading, especially of books, has dwindled over the last decade. If the number of words or the kilobytes of text read by us online is tracked – text in email and IM, RSS feeds, occasional interesting links, online news, e-books and e-zines – it would far exceed the ancient man’s paperwork and pages perused by the bedside lamp. However, the experience of reading from the glowing computer screen is far from satisfactory. This is the reason for the buzz surrounding e-readers. I do see a possibility of us reading less than […] Continue Reading…

Adobe and Omniture?

Posted by Charles | September 16, 2009 | 1 Comment

Yesterday Both Adobe and Omiture announced that Adobe acquired Omiture. For $1.8 billion! Adobe will pay $21.50 a share in cash (cash!) for it, a 24% premium to that day’s price.This is a puzzling deal. While Silverlight Is Still Racing Flash, as WSJ reported the same day, Adobe jumps into a very new territory where Google has a big play with the Google Analytic. Where the leaders from Adobe is trying to shape this creative company into? Why they find themselves a new battle front?Here are some comments from the web:Robert Brown: “With the growing threat from Google Analytics, […] Continue Reading…

Rounding Up Last Two Weeks

Posted by Sravan | September 14, 2009 | Comment

FlexPMD is a neat open source software to detect bad code in your source code, and it is extensible so you can define your own rules for detecting the bad code. (via)

Rob Christensen brings the news about the relaunch of Adobe TV. I agree about the “vastly improved navigation & search” and the new look is easier on eyes.

Ryan Stewart feels that there isn’t enough higher-level thinking in the Flash community right now and that RIAdventure that is scheduled after MAX is the right place to do it.

Huw Collingbourne told us long ago about a new beta of Amethyst […] Continue Reading…

More Alternative iPhone App Development Tools

Posted by Charles | September 11, 2009 | 2 Comments

I wrote about 4 alternative iPhone dev tools. There are more.iUi ( is a JavaScript framework including CSS and images for developing iPhone web applications. In other words, if you are not that into developing native iPhone app via deep diving into its SDK and paying $99 to publish it, you can use iUi develop a similar look and feel with simulated basic behaviors web application for iPhone’s Safari browser.With iUi you can create navigation menus and iPhone interfaces from standard HTML, even handle phone orientation changes.iPhoney (, except SDK and $99, you don’t even want to have an […] Continue Reading…

Flex RIA Alternatives

Posted by Charles | September 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

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 ( 1.0 is a HTML5 application framework to develop desktop alike application in any modern web browser, without plugins. A few things should draw your attention. The first, HTML5. HTML5 could be well changing the RIA landscaping when it’s more mature and more available. It makes the browsers the major players in the RIA space. Or, it dilutes the significance of RIA by […] Continue Reading…

Map War in Real Time

Posted by Charles | September 8, 2009 | Comment

“Real Time” is old but new buzz word, ranging from IM, instant brain dump (twittering) to real time search toyed by Google and others. The recent Bay Bridge closure in San Francisco put the web map providers in a “real” time test too. The contenders are Google Map, Yahoo Map and Bing Map. The result is: Google reminds user and allows drag the rout on map to detour. Yahoo makes detoured route without telling users what’s going on. Bing map ignores the closure and does business as usual. Obviously the data is available for these vendors. The difference is at […] Continue Reading…

RIA Cowboy beautifies the Cloud – salesforce

Posted by Charles | September 5, 2009 | Comment

Moxie had three-post series in 2007 that gave some details on how to put Map, Flex, Yahoo Pipe, Flickr together into, Flex Mashup I, Flex Mashup II and Flex Mashup III. Now in 2009 it’s all about cloud. James War, aka RIA Cowboy, just had this post talking about integrating Flex into’s cloud SaaS environment.What War made it very interesting was to visually report a accident, a RIA way. It goes the similar apprach as Moxie did on Salesforce, where Moxie used Flex Map to visually represent spatial information. Obviously, rainbow makes could looks more beautiful.


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