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.


Article: Spring BlazeDS Integration - What it Is and What Does it Change?

by Dave West Follow 0 Followers on  May 14, 2009 8

This article looks at the Spring BlazeDS Integration project and provides examples of how applications are wired and how to convert an existing Spring project to use the new integration.


New York Times Dropping WPF/Silverlight for Adobe AIR

by Jonathan Allen Follow 463 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.


Easy Persistent Entity Transfers

by Craig Wickesser Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 27, 2009

Often times when transferring persistent entities outside of the JVM you must strip off persistence related information or modifications. Gilead, formerly Hibernate4GWT, aims to ease that process and handle the heavy lifting.


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 5 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.


Flight a Flex MVC Framework

by Jon Rose Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 09, 2009

The Flight Framework is a recent addition to the ever-growing set of MVC frameworks for application development in Adobe Flex. Tyler Wright, Rob Taylor, and Jacob Wright created the Flight Framework to meet their ActionScript and Flex development needs, and recently open sourced it in beta under the MIT license.


Clear Toolkit Bridges Flex and Java Development

by Jon Rose Follow 0 Followers , Moxie Zhang Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 06, 2009

On February 24, Farata Systems announced that it has started the process of open sourcing its Clear Toolkit framework for developing enterprise rich Internet applications (RIA) with Adobe Flex and Java. InfoQ spoke with Yakov Fain, one of the three partners of Farata Systems, to learn more.


A Workflow-as-a-Service Platform using SilverLight

by Jean-Jacques Dubray Follow 3 Followers on  Mar 05, 2009 2

SnapFlow is the latest Workflow-as-a-Service platform to launch. Gopinath Dhanakodi, VP of Engineering, explains his technical choices while Samad Wahedi comments on why they decided not to use BPM standards as they aim at providing workflow for the masses.


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.


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 5 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.

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