Tag Archives: RIA

*chirp – someone should have told them there's a cross-OS way to build desktop apps

Today saw the release of a new desktop Twitter client – *chirp. It’s not like we needed another desktop client for Twitter, what with TweetDeck, DestroyTwitter, Spaz, Twhirl and others already available, but the unique feature of this new application … Continue reading

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Enterprise RIA Series – part 5: Real-life enterprise RIAs

This is 5th and final part in a series of posts publishing extracts from a forthcoming Adobe whitepaper – see the first entry in the series for background information and links to the other posts in the series. Discussing the … Continue reading

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Enterprise RIA Series – part 4: Development considerations and best practices

This is part 4 in a series of posts publishing extracts from a forthcoming Adobe whitepaper – see the first entry in the series for background information and links to the other posts in the series. Adobe has engaged with … Continue reading

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Enterprise RIA Series – part 3: RIA compared with existing technologies

This is part 3 in a series of posts publishing extracts from a forthcoming Adobe whitepaper – see the first entry in the series for background information and links to the other posts in the series. Whilst we might think … Continue reading

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Determining when you should (and shouldn't) use AIR

Whilst AIR makes it really easy for web developers to build and deploy cross OS desktop applications, it’s important to consider whether a desktop application is the most appropriate way for your target audience to access your RIA. It often … Continue reading

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Enterprise RIA Series – part 2: The role of an RIA in the enterprise

This is part 2 in a series of posts publishing extracts from a forthcoming Adobe whitepaper – see the first entry in the series for background information and links to the other posts in the series. Something that I have … Continue reading

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Going beyond 'Deep Zoom' with Adobe Scene7 on the Flash Platform

Microsoft made a lot of noise during the run-up to the launch of Silverlight 2 about ‘Deep Zoom’, a feature which lets users zoom into an image or collection of images using a control in a Silverlight application. There have … Continue reading

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