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Published: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:43:54 +0000

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So long and thanks for all the fish

Mon, 30 Mar 2009 19:39:13 +0000

This will be my last post on ZDNet. Blogging here has been one of the most fun things I've been able to do in my career.

RIA technologies and the downturn

Thu, 05 Mar 2009 17:33:05 +0000

The news is a pretty depressing place right now but there was a small article in the Economist about how the Fashion industry is responding to the downturn that caught my eye. Towards the end of the article the Economist mentioned how designers are looking for ways to leverage digital distribution:One firm, Halston, recently released its autumn collection through a music video.

The iPhone conference cometh: 360|iDev March 2-4

Wed, 11 Feb 2009 08:38:18 +0000

One of my favorite RIA events is 360|Flex. The organizers, Tom Ortega, and John Wilker, do a great job of getting the community excited and putting on an event with great technical content and great networking opportunities.

The mulitouch future of RIAs

Mon, 09 Feb 2009 05:52:35 +0000

I've been really enjoying Richard Monson-Haefel's blog on multi touch lately. Now that RIA technologies are able to do so much, it's become apparent that the mouse and keyboard are simply too limiting as input devices.

No more free Sprout Builder

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:53:14 +0000

Marshall has the news up that Sprout Builder will no longer be offering free accounts. Sprout Builder is one of my favorite applications on the net and I always thought what they were doing for the Flash Platform was good.

Brightcove adds some new leadership talent

Mon, 12 Jan 2009 11:22:56 +0000

This morning Brightcove made an announcement that they're adding a few new faces. A couple of those faces will be familiar to anyone who has been involved in the RIA world for the past couple of years.

Looking ahead to 2009

Wed, 07 Jan 2009 15:24:33 +0000

2008 was a big year for rich Internet applications. We saw companies like Curl and Appcelerator make big pushes into the RIA mindshare.

Native Client: Google's (other) plugin play

Tue, 09 Dec 2008 06:10:30 +0000

Yesterday Google announced an early developer release of Native Client, a plugin for web browsers that lets you essentially run native code like C or C++ in the browser. In theory it could be extended to other languages.

The widget conundrum

Mon, 01 Dec 2008 07:47:10 +0000

There's a pretty good article in Advertising Age about the benefits of widgets and the fact that not a lot of people are using it. AdAge says that "entire segment" will amount to around $100 million.

Google's video chat plugin - a big deal for RIA developers

Thu, 13 Nov 2008 11:36:52 +0000

A couple of days ago Google released a video chat plugin for Gmail. With Google, it's always a little hard to figure out where all of the pieces fit - that's why there are entire blogs dedicated to the company - but in this case, I think this seemingly innocuous Gmail feature hints at something bigger.

Aviary launches with brand new domain, pricing model

Mon, 10 Nov 2008 13:54:09 +0000

This is a bit old, but I haven't had time to dig in and play with the public version of Aviary until recently. After a long beta period they've officially taken the wraps off of Phoenix, their bitmap editing tool and consolidated everything under the aviary.

Architecting your Rich Internet Applications

Tue, 04 Nov 2008 13:24:16 +0000

Josh Holmes has posted a set of slides and detailed explanation for a talk he and James Ward did about architecting rich Internet applications. The post and the slides are well worth a read.

SlideRocket opens up to the public

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 05:46:38 +0000

One of the most impressive Flex-based applications out there, SlideRocket, is now open for anyone to go and sign up. (Screenshot Gallery) They've been doing a private beta for the past few months but they launch today with some new features and a business model.

New York Times rolling out HD video content with Brightcove

Fri, 24 Oct 2008 10:21:44 +0000

Andy Plesser has the scoop that the New York Times has launched a new HD video portal using Brightcove's service, something I've covered recently. With news that the New York Times is in trouble, this couldn't come at a better time.

What the iPhone says about user experience

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 10:54:01 +0000

It turns out the iPhone is pretty damn popular. Those of us following the digeratiy scene could probably have told the analysts that but even these numbers are impressive.

360 degree virtual reality training RIA

Wed, 15 Oct 2008 08:02:00 +0000

SitePoint and TechCrunch both have some information up about something that EffectiveUI is building for Intelligence Gaming. It's a video-based virtual reality training simulation for the army.

Brightcove overhauls UI with Brightcove 3

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 06:34:27 +0000

Today Brightcove is rolling out a new application as part of their web platform for content creators (Update: here's a post by one of the Flex developers who worked on it). The new user interface and features are some of the coolest things that I've seen in the ever popular rich media space.

Digging into the Silverlight 2 announcement

Tue, 14 Oct 2008 00:01:58 +0000

(Update: It also looks like you can grab the final bits as of 12:01 this morning:

Silverlight 2 is released, available for download tomorrow

Mon, 13 Oct 2008 09:16:36 +0000

Microsoft announced this morning that Silverlight 2 will be available for download tomorrow. So after a long beta period that included big events using Silverlight including the Olympics and the DNC, the bits are going to be out there.

Is Google working on the synchronization problem?

Fri, 10 Oct 2008 07:55:43 +0000

ReadWriteWeb has a post up about the fact that Zoho has added offline access to Zoho Mail using Gears. Zoho continues to do a really good job of innovating when it comes to Ajax-based RIAs.