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  • HTML 5 or Silverlight?

    by Daniel Jebaraj on  Aug 08, 2011 18

    While HTML5 is still a draft standard, its ultimate role as the dominant cross-platform solution is certain. Even Microsoft calls HTML “the only true cross-platform solution for everything.” But in many ways it is still severely limited when compared to Silverlight. Daniel Jebaraj of Syncfusion weighs in on the future of Silverlight and HTML5 with guidance on how to choose between the two.

  • Busy Java Developer’s Guide to Flex

    by Ted Neward on  Jun 21, 2011 5

    Flex is a set of tools designed to make it easier for developers to build SWFs without having to use the Adobe Flash tool. This article explores Flex from a Java guy’s perspective, then shows how to set up the environment and examines topics like how to integrate Flex code with existing Java applications, as well as its applicability for use as a mobile device client technology.

  • Challenges and Opportunities in Mobile Application Development and Mobile DSLs

    by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  May 17, 2011 5

    Converged Mobile Solutions differ significantly from their Web and Desktop counterparts: they often rely on a sophisticated compared to their scope, while the User Experience and Device Capabilities are paramount to their success. We review the Mobile Technologies, Development Tools and Processes and detail how a DSL can simplify the delivery of Rich Cross Platforms Mobile Solutions.

mobl: a DSL for Mobile Web Development

Posted by Zef Hemel on  Mar 07, 2011

Zef Hemel explains mobl, a cross-platform DSL for building mobile applications, detailing language’s constructs, how to create an application, and why it is better than other similar solutions.

FlexMonkey Deep Dive

Posted by Jon Rose on  Nov 15, 2010

This article provides a brief introduction to FlexMonkey and then walks through debugging issues that can be encountered when testing with FlexMonkey. 4

Book Excerpt and Interview: Silverlight 4 in Action

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Oct 16, 2010

Silverlight 4 in Action is a comprehensive guide to Silverlight . It features examples that explore layout, control extensibility, communication and binding models, rich media and more.

Book Excerpt and Interview: ExtJS in Action

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Sep 17, 2010

ExtJS in Action by Jesus Garcia is a book that tries to introduce the Ext JS cross-browser JavaScript library, which is used for building Rich Internet Applications. 1

Virtual Panel: The State of the Art in Mobile Web Application Development

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Aug 26, 2010

To assess the state of the art in mobile web application development, InfoQ has conducted a virtual panel with the creators of some of the most popular toolkits and frameworks that target this field.

Book Excerpt and Interview: Pro HTML5 Programming

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Aug 21, 2010

Pro HTML5 Programming, by Peter Lubbers, Brian Albers, Frank Salim, is a book that aims to help developers build HTML5 applications that tap the full potential of modern browsers. 2

Virtual Panel: State of the Art in Enterprise Flex Frameworks

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 01, 2010

To assess the state of Adobe Flex for enterprise adoption, InfoQ has conducted a virtual panel with the creators of some of the most popular third-party flex frameworks. 4

Flexible and User-configurable Charts with Flash Builder Backed by a Java-based RESTful API

Posted by Daniel Morgan on  Jul 01, 2010

Daniel Morgan shows how to build a portal-style application with user-configurable charts assembled using Adobe Flash Builder 4 connecting to a Java RESTful API for their data.

Virtual Panel: New JavaScript Frameworks Targeting HTML5

Posted by Dio Synodinos on  Jun 17, 2010

HTML5 has gained acceptance as one of the dominant platforms for both the classic and the mobile Web. New JavaScript frameworks have emerged that directly target this platform. 4

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