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