Merapi Project Utilizes Java to Expand the Desktop Capabilities of Adobe Air

by Scott Delap Follow 0 Followers on  May 22, 2009 5

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.


New York Times Dropping WPF/Silverlight for Adobe AIR

by Jonathan Allen Follow 501 Followers on  May 13, 2009 5

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.


Bruce Eckel on Python, Java, Flex, and RIAs

by Jon Rose Follow 0 Followers on  May 03, 2009

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.


Flex Builder for Linux Dead?

by Jon Rose Follow 0 Followers on  May 01, 2009 23

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.


Doug McCune on Flex Development

by Jon Rose Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 30, 2009

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.


Presentation: Rich Internet Applications with Flex and AIR

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 11, 2009 2

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.


Arthropod – A Flash and AIR Debugger

by Moxie Zhang Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 27, 2009

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.


Virtual Panel: The Current and Future State of RIA

by Scott Delap Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 26, 2009

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.


Merapi Project : A Bridge Between AIR and Java

by Jon Rose Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 23, 2009 4

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.


Flex Development with the Swiz Framework

by Jon Rose Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 17, 2009 1

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.


Article: Blaze Data Services or LiveCycle Data Services?

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 16, 2009 4

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.


Enterprise Flex with Anvil

by Jon Rose Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 04, 2009

In this post, Anvil project founder Ryan Knight shares about his open source project with 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.


JavaFX and Adobe Flex Insider Shares Thoughts

by Jon Rose Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 19, 2008 5

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 MAX Day 1 Brings AIR 1.5 and Flex 3.2

by Scott Delap Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 18, 2008

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).


More on Granite Data Service's with Project Founder Franck Wolff

by Jon Rose Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 20, 2008 5

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.

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