Adobe and TV – ready for prime time?

April 26th, 2009 by Anatole Tartakovsky

On Monday, Adobe announced Flash Lite 3 platform to be a part of new TV sets/cable boxes – coming mid 09. It can be big breakthrough – even revolution – for the consumers. Or, without enough independent players, it can… continue reading

Search Engine as the most valuable enterprise application component.

March 6th, 2009 by Anatole Tartakovsky

I have been very quiet for very long time. It was not because I have nothing interesting to report. On the contrary, it was a roller coaster ride of application development. This year can be labeled something like “Rich Internet… continue reading

Open Sourcing LCDS

August 10th, 2008 by Anatole Tartakovsky

I finally finished the slides for one day Enterprise Flex Symposium on August 19, 2008 in New York City. The first session I will be presenting goes through the differences between BlazeDS and LCDS and explains how to get all the… continue reading

Flex 4 States Syntax Changes

May 5th, 2008 by Anatole Tartakovsky

New specification on GMXML syntax for state has been posted The idea is to make states more declarative and eliminate scripting as much as possible (completely in most cases). That should allow better model for programmatic skins for designers and simplify integration… continue reading

Browsers give AJAX gets new lease on life – and change RIA architecture somewhat as well. Part 1

April 5th, 2008 by Anatole Tartakovsky

The latest betas of IE and Mozilla increased default number of simultaneous parallel HTTP requests per domain/window from 2 to 6. It is the biggest new feature in AJAX world I have heard in the last 3 years. For current… continue reading

Testing applications for real world

March 27th, 2008 by Anatole Tartakovsky

RIA applications are extremely susceptible to network problem. Even small probability of the lost/misdelivered packages, becomes significan when multiplied by the sheer amount of the small packages. Lost/duplicate/reordered packages and high latency/low bandwidth cause significant issues for applications fully tested on 100% reliable… continue reading

From 360Flex Atlanta Show

February 25th, 2008 by Anatole Tartakovsky

John and Tom produced the best 360Flex show up to date. Great location, sessions that are long enough to cover aspects ever expanding platform and great timing with Flex 3 release. Definetly the best Flex developers conference to go to. This morning started… continue reading

Flex local dates/time transfer issue

February 5th, 2008 by Anatole Tartakovsky

First, let me explain how Flex deals with Date transfer. Dates are transfered to/from Flex client as UTC date – no timezone information available. Transfer to the UTC/local time happens automatically on protocol level. As a result, if the server… continue reading

My prediction for 2008 (for developers)

December 31st, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

Here is my prediction for the “Killer App” for 2008. Ok, I am cheating here a little bit – some things are happening now, but are not exposed by the media. You know, the best investments are the one it… continue reading

A Quick Analysis of BlazeDS Offering

December 20th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

Release of BlazeDS is a great help from the Flex enterprise adoption perspective. The high licensing costs of the server side components has been a major obstacle for Flex adoption for some of our clients over the last 2 years…. continue reading