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  • How HTML5 Web Sockets Interact With Proxy Servers

    Peter Lubbers makes an introduction to HTML5 Web Sockets explaining how they interact with proxy servers, and what proxy configuration or updates are needed for the Web Sockets traffic to go through.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Your First Cup of Web 2.0 - A Quick Look at jQuery, Spring MVC, and XStream/Jettison

    Refreshing the web page every time data is requested from the server is annoying for the users. Joel Confino shows how existing web pages can be tweaked to request data via AJAX without refreshing the page, by using jQuery, a JavaScript library, which involves minimal changes to existing code.

  • InfoQ Case Study: NASDAQ Market Replay

    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.

  • From Tags to Riches: Going from Web 1.0 to Flex

    The Web 2.0 revolution has clearly descended upon the software industry, but many readers still have to deal with volumes of Web 1.0 code. So, what is one to do with those old applications? In their article, Porting From Web 1.0 To Rich Internet Applications (RIA), James Ward and Shashank Tiwari walk through replacing a Web 1.0 interface with a rich Adobe Flex user interface.

  • Interview: Didier Girard, are GWT and Volta GCC for the Web?

    Microsoft released a preview of Volta last month. Many people have commented on this new technology and the concept of Architecture Factoring. Some have compared Volta with GWT. InfoQ interviewed Didier Girard, CTO of SFEIR, who has lead the development of several GWT projects and reviewed Volta recently.

  • Railway Story: SimpleTicket

    A 5-year old, Dallas-based company named Spur is gaining attention and kudos within Ruby on Rails circles. Earlier this week it announced a new release of its popular GPL'd IT support tool named SimpleTicket. Managing Partner Alexander Muse was kind enough to share the story of SimpleTicket with InfoQ.