Platforms need interoperability. In this article Flex interoperability with JSON and XML is explored. The article including mapping of XML to chart and grid components using the E4X library. It also demonstrates using the as3core library to decode JSON messages.
Often the hardest part of changing technologies is language syntax differences. This new article provides Java developers with a transition guide to Actionscript which forms the foundation of Adobe Flex and Air. Common constructs are covered such as interfaces, constants, operators, regular expressions and XML.
In this case study InfoQ reviews the usage of Adobe AIR and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) in the NASDAQ Market Replay application. NASDAQ Market Replay provides a NASDAQ-validated replay and analysis of the activity in the stock market. The combination of S3 and AIR offers a powerful deployment model with little internal infrastructure required.
Client/server communication is a key part of today's RIA architectures. In this article James Ward and Shashank Tiwari dive into Adobe's open source BlazeDS messaging server. 13
"FXRuby: Create Lean and Mean GUIs with Ruby" is a new book about the FXRuby GUI library. InfoQ talked to the book's author Lyle Johnson. Also: an InfoQ-exclusive sample chapter from the book. 1
David Cooksey shows how to fine grained versioning to a ClickOnce deployment using an HttpHandler written with ASP.NET, making partial rollouts to a test audience much easier. 1
InfoQ presents its review of Adam Nathan's WPF Unleashed. Also included is a sample chapter covering WPF's property and event system, a system that is unlike anything else on the Windows platform. 4
Book Excerpt and Review: Filthy Rich Clients - Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java Applications
InfoQ is privileged to provide both a review and chapter excerpt of the new book Filthy Rich Clients: Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java Applications. 1
Ted Neward talks about various extensibility options in MS Office and how they can be used to build Rich Office client applications over Java backends.
This case study takes a look at how RPC software is using Eclipse technology to stay ahead of the curve in providing software to the furniture industry.
WPF expert Ian Griffiths compares WPF to Ajax/DHTML, Swing, and Flash. Ian then looks at some scenarios where you might usefully build a WPF front end using Java as the back-end technology. 13
This case study takes a look at an IP telephone integration architecture from Litescape, including details about their Java and .NET implementation,WebEx integration,interop,HTTP vs.IPC communication.