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  • The Essence of Google Dart: Building Applications, Snapshots, Isolates

    Google has previewed Dart, a new language with a VM but also a JS compiler. InfoQ looks beyond the grammar at Dart's contributions for building apps: Snapshots, Isolates, Modularity.

  • What's New in Two: Adobe AIR 2.0 is Coming Soon!

    Adobe AIR 2.0 is coming, and it contains many highly requested features that application developers have wanted since AIR 1.0 was released nearly two years ago. When Adobe releases the new runtime, it will be automatically downloaded and installed by all of your users. It's important to test now to make sure you're not caught off guard. And, you can get a head start using some of the new features.

  • Building FlightCaster's Frontends for the Web and Smartphones

    In part two of InfoQ's interview with the FlightCaster team, we discuss scaling Rails on Heroku, the problems of integrating data from multiple providers and mobile smartphone applications.

  • FlexMonkey brings unit testing to Flex user interface developers

    This article explores how Gorilla Logic's new, open source Flex user interface automation testing tool, FlexMonkey, can enhance the productivity of both developers and QA testers. FlexMonkey allows developers to incorporate user interface testing into unit test suites and continuous integration environments, and allows QA testers to expand those tests into comprehensive quality tests.

  • Top 10 Changes in Flex 4

    This week, Adobe released their first official beta of Flex 4, codenamed Gumbo. The release includes a number of major changes. This list gives a high level overview of the items that have changed in the latest version of the popular RIA framework.

  • Virtual Panel: The Current and Future State of RIA

    InfoQ recently conducted a virtual panel via email 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.

  • Blaze Data Services or LiveCycle Data Services?

    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.

  • Case study: Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform Use at CAS Software AG

    Eclipse RAP (Rich Ajax Platform) in the real world is covered in this case study which looks at how CAS Software AG used RAP on a recent new product offering. Eclipse Equinox is also used by CAS and covered in the case study.

  • Java FX Technology Preview

    JavaFX represents a significant shift in the way Sun engages with the Java product market. Rather than focusing solely on the underlying technology, Sun is looking to provide a complete solution for an individual market. With the 1.0 release imminent InfoQ takes a look at the platform and talks to Sun Staff Engineer Joshua Marinacci about the upcoming release.

  • Writing JEE applications with Grails and Flex

    Grails and Flex both have significant advantages in different parts of the software stack. In this new article you will learn how they can be combined to take advantage of each's strengths. Topics covered include component communication, data transfer, and JMS integration.

  • Flex for XML and JSON

    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.

  • ActionScript 3 for Java Programmers

    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.

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