The Merapi project recently was open sourced. Merapi is a technology that can be used as a messaging bridge between applications that run in the Adobe Flash player or Adobe AIR and applications written in Java.
In a rather unexpected turn of events, Microsoft’s WPF and Silverlight platforms have lost another early adopter. Back in 2006 the NY Times was a headliner for WPF. Now it is being dropped in favor of Adobe AIR.
In this post, InfoQ interviews Bruce Eckel to get his thoughts on the RIA landscape and to find out what he has been up to, as Bruce recently released a book he coauthored titled First Steps in Flex.
Over the last few years, Adobe has taken a number of steps to entice a broad range of enterprise developers to use the Flex development platform. With all Adobe's extra work to court open source minded developers, it is surprising to hear the rumblings this week about the end of Flex Builder Linux.
In this post, Doug McCune, Flex community rock star and author of Flex for Dummies, discusses the Flex landscape and shares his insights on building custom components in Flex. In addition, he talks about what is coming in Flex 4 and how the community has changed in the last few years.
In this presentation recorded during QCon London 2008, Christophe Coenraets presents Flex and AIR, two technologies from Adobe used to create, deploy and run Rich Internet Applications. After a brief introduction to each technology, Coenraets showed some applications built with them.
Debugging tools are essential for software development in any computer language and runtime environment. Adobe Flash platform-based rich Internet application (RIA) development, either in Flex or AIR, is no exception. While the Flex/AIR is maturing, more debugging tools are emerging. Arthropod is one of them.
InfoQ recently conducted a virtual panel on the current and future state of RIA and Ajax technologies. The panel features a number of valued contributors to the community including Dion Almaer, Jnan Dash, Didier Girard, Peter Pilgrim, Tim Sneath, and Ryan Stewart.
Adobe Flex and AIR have strong ties to Java in their history, yet Adobe AIR has no native way to use Java on the client. The community has offered its own solution in the Merapi Project.
The Adobe Flex and AIR community continues to mirror many of the trends of the early Java community, with numerous individuals offering frameworks that aim to simplify or improve Flex development. This post reviews the Swiz Framework, which models itself after any of the principles found SpringFramework for Java.
This article, by Ryan Knight, compares two similar products: Adobe’s LiveCycle Data Services (LCDS) and Open Source Blaze Data Services. The comparison is necessary to know the differences between the two products in order to choose the right one for a certain situation.
In this post, Anvil project founder Ryan Knight shares about his open source project with InfoQ.com. Anvil is an open source project that was built to help make Enterprise Flex development easier. In addition, it provides a portal environment for running Flex applications.
Chet Haase of Adobe Systems, who previously worked at Sun on the JavaFX team, shared his comparisons of JavaFX and Adobe Flex on the Yahoo FlexCoder group.
Adobe's annual MAX conference kicked off in San Francisco yesterday. The keynote covered a wide variety of themes including cloud/client computing, RIA's in the enterprise, and creating a consistent platform across a variety of devices (computers, televisions, mobile, etc).
Earlier this year, InfoQ discussed Granite Data Services (GDS) with project founder Franck Wolff. In this post, we follow-up with Wolff to learn more about the recent 1.1 release of GDS.