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We are entering an era of Rich Internet Applications (RIA), and many enterprise development managers are facing the dilemma - which way to go - remain with tried and true Java or .NET or experiment with such newcomers as AJAX, Flex, Silverlight, or JavaFX. While the Internet brings a lot of noise where "it's cool" is the most popular definition, this presentation is an overview of what's out there on the enterprise RIA market. We'll talk about the pros and cons of using various techniques and technologies for the development of the front end for complex distributed systems. Speaker Bio: Yakov Fain is a managing principal of Farata Systems, a consulting, training and product company. He's authored several Java books and dozens of technical articles. The latest book he co-authored is "Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex and Java: Secrets of the Masters." Sun M... (more)

Adobe Introduces Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5

Flash Session at Cloud Expo Adobe introduced on Monday Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5, the new professional interaction design tool that allows designers to rapidly create expressive Web application interfaces and design interaction without writing code. With Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5, Flash Professional CS5 and Flash Builder 4, designers and developers will be able to collaborate and work more productively together. Full details of the announcement and a list of new features in Flash Catalyst can be found in the press release for your reference. The tools and pricing (subject to change... (more)

Jesse Warden To Showcase Adobe's Flex and Flash Combo in NYC, August 14

In his presentation at the SYS-CON Events "Real-World Flex" One-Day Seminar on Monday, August 14th, in The Roosevelt Hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan, Jesse Warden (pictured) - a Senior Consultant with Universal Mind, who specializes in Flex, Flash, & Flash Lite development - will cover how to make the most of using Flash & Flex together in applications. Titled "Flash & Flex - A Winning Combo," Warden's session will focus mainly on using Flash in a supporting role for Flex applications from a design standpoint. One facet of Flash is design, he will explain, and it allows th... (more)

Flash and Flex are Adobe's "Winning Combo," Says Jesse Randall Warden at 'Real-World Flex'

"Geeks mingled with suits; some of the geeks IN suits." That, according to 'Real-World Flex' speaker Jesse Randall Warden, was what greeted him when he arrived in New York City's Roosevelt Hotel this morning ready to give his own session at the event, a session called "Flash and Flex - A Winning Combo." Warden, a Senior Consultant with Universal Mind who specializes in Flex, Flash, & Flash Lite Development, has been incredibly busy lately: "While everyone was celebrating the 10-year birthday of Flash for the last couple weeks, I was busy using it." "Hopefully in the next couple of m... (more)

Business Intelligence in the world of Rich Internet Applications

There were  a couple  major shifts in the software industry in the past: from Mainframe and dumb terminals to client-server desktop applications (fat client);  from client-server to Web-based plain looking applications (thin client again). With the last move we've sacrificed some speed and power for transparency of deployment and delivery. Currently, we are about to enter a new era of Rich Internet Applicatoins (RIA), when plain looking Web applications will gradually be replaced with  RIA delivered over the Web. RIA applications run in a virtual machine deliver over the Web (Ado... (more)