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JEREMY GEELAN:  I've got to ask you, and I know that everyone watching this interview Web-wide on SYS-CON.TV wants me to ask you: are you fed up at all with being "The Father of the Term AJAX"? - because you don't look it... GARRETT:  No, no, not at all. It's been fun. It's been really great for me to have the opportunity to talk to people all over the world and it's so exciting to me what's happening with AJAX and with the evolution of Web technology. I'm excited to be a part of it and so many of the people that I talk to, people at events like this one, are excited to be a part of it, too. That energy is what keeps me going. GEELAN:  Let's just talk, because I know it's a lovely story and you told it in your keynote this morning. There you were coining this term in your little February essay last year, and you go on a trip, not knowing that anything would happen. GA... (more)

Adobe AIR / Firefox issue on Vista

One of the issue mentioned in our the Adobe AIR 1.1 release notes is an issue where Firefox is not used as the default web browser on Vista. From the technote: On Windows Vista, web pages opened from AIR applications (this is done by calling the navigateToURL() method) may not open the default browser; it always [...] ... (more)

AIR for Flash Developers video training available

I'm pretty busy this period in writing the O'Reilly AIR Cookbook. Unfortunately the book won't be out for this summer but if you want to learn how to create cool desktop application with AIR using Flash, the well known David Tucker (the main author of the AIR Cookbook) has released a video coruse for Lynda.com site: AIR for Flash Developers with: David Tucker Rich internet applications become more popular and powerful every year, but they have been limited to what can be done from within a web browser. Adobe AIR allows web developers to leverage their Flash, Flex, HTML, and AJAX skills to create multi-platform desktop applications. In AIR for Flash Developers, David Tucker uses Flash CS3 Professional to create several AIR applications, exploring the workflow and features of the AIR extension and runtime along the way. He discusses how to integrate with an operating ... (more)

Joining Intuit (the next gen PaaS)

Firstly - thanks to everyone who has reached out to me in the last three weeks via email, phone calls and comments since I shared the news of my leaving Bungee Labs - I have really appreciated everyone's support and interest in my next steps. The great news is I'll be joining Intuit as a Group Manager working in a fast growing start-up team responsible for leading the company's Platform-As-a-Service (PaaS) strategy. Below is a snippet and some links to blog posts and articles that should give you a fairly good idea about where my focus will be a week from now. Although I'll be working from the Orem office (Utah) to start off with, the plan is to ultimately move to the greater Boston area - another new adventure. I've visited Boston three times in the last year or so and have loved it more and more with each visit, so watch out Boston! This is a fantastic opportunit... (more)

Oracle JDeveloper 11g and Oracle ADF 11g go production

This major new version integrates WebLogic Server 10.3 and offers key new features in support for Java EE 5.0 and RIA development with JSF. Including an extension to the JSF controller for better reusability and a new set of ADF Faces Rich Client Components. ... (more)

20 jQuery Plugins for Unforgettable User Experience

20 Useful and New jQuery plugins you should always have ready to create more interactive, more responsive and more flexible web-solutions. ... (more)

Accessibility in Adobe Flex

The common thoughts about why not to use Flex is that it is not accessible to all users. But this is in fact a myth as Adobe Flex claims to be able to create the most accessible rich internet applications (RIAs). It has 28 components that can be used which are all accessible and create a consistent and usable experience for users with disabilities. Components such as: Button, Accordion, List, Slider, ToolTipManager, Tree, ColorPicker and DateField. ... (more)

Force.com Sets Its Sites On Microsoft

Salesforce's DreamForce developer conference opens Monday morning with the announcement of a new Force.com Sites service. Sites is a new business for Salesforce, potentially extending the thousands of Force.com applications by pushing application data to the Web over Salesforce servers. In doing so, Salesforce becomes even more of a channel for larger cloud players such as Google and Amazon, and even Microsoft to the extent that Force.com developers are free to integrate services such as Mesh and even Silverlight. Although Marc Benioff dismisses such an alliance, he'll have to work fast to expand Force.com outward as Microsoft comes after him from the outside in. Fertile ground may lie in harnessing Google apps and realtime services to populate Sites-enabled applications with smart information services based on targeted user behavior derived from Gmail, Google Reade... (more)

As3CoreLib .92 Posted

I have just posted a new build and zip file of the ActionScript 3 CoreLib Library (as3corelib). This in an open source library that contains a number of classes and utilities for working with ActionScript 3. This is release .92 and includes a number of bug and performance fixes, as well as some new functionality. One thing to note is that we have added support for some AIR specific classes. Anything in the com.adobe.air package will only run within Adobe AIR. I am looking to do the same for Flex classes, which would make it much easier to determine which classes work where. The majority of the classes do not require Flex or AIR. You can download the new build, which includes the SWC, source and api docs from the project page. If you find any issues, please make sure to log them on the issues page. If you would like to contribute to the project, we are always looking ... (more)

Java + MXML + AJAX = ZK, Sun Should have Done This

If you haven’t done this, it’s time now go check out ZK, a open source AJAX RIA development environment/tool/framework, which is Java driven and claims to be Direct RIA solution. Flex developers, be aware. ... (more)

RIA Frameworks: And the Survey Says…

Given the number of frameworks now available for rich Internet application (RIA), choosing the right one, if not the best one, can be a difficult decision. Inside RIA recently completed an online survey that asked Flex/ActionScript RIA developers about their preferred frameworks. ... (more)

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