AJAX. A year after.

March 19th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I’m writing this right after the opening keynote of noted Douglas Crockford, creator of JSON. It’s been a year since the first AJAX conference took place here in New York. What has changed? AJAX speakers have one thing in common… continue reading

Immersing into Flex, Java, AJAX, and Microsoft

March 14th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I’ll spend the second half of March’07 teaching and learning about all these different but related technologies. After finishing an SOA project, my brain needs a good massage, and I consider all these conferences and training sessions as a luxury… continue reading

I need to learn from Jeff

February 21st, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I met with Jeff Whatcott from Adobe a couple of times, and have to admit that he’s a top-notch professional product manager. He knows how to talk the talk, and I mean it. But let me explain you what I… continue reading

Rich Internet Applications: State of the Union

February 13th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

We are entering an era of Rich Internet Applications (RIA), and many enterprise development managers are facing the dilemma – which way to go – remain with tried and true Java or .Net technologies or less know yet AJAX, Flex,… continue reading

Upcoming Conference appearances

February 9th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Software engineers of Farata Systems present on several conferences every year during which they enjoy learning from others and share their accomplishments. Below are our confirmed presentations for the Spring of 2007. 1. EclipseCon 2007, March 5-8, San Jose, CA…. continue reading

What Java and Zurich have in common

February 3rd, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Last month, on my way home from my annual skiing vacation I spent a day in Zurich, Switzerland with may family and friends. This city is very nice and clean with well maintained buildings, large windows with watches, silver and… continue reading

Forrester: Ajax Or Flex?: How To Select RIA Technologies

January 7th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

If you have extra $379, read the 7-page Forrester report on the subject. If you don’t, read our blogs for free – we came to the same conclusion – go with Flex. Or, you can read this blog of Ryan… continue reading

Our upcoming Flex workshop during AjaxWorld 2007

December 27th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

We’ve been invited to teach a one day hands-on Flex workshop during the upcoming AjaxWorld 2007 conference on March 19, 2007 in New York City. Here’s the detailed full day schedule of this workshop. If you are planning to strat a… continue reading

We will teach Adobe Flex workshop at AjaxWorld 2007

December 7th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

New York, December 7, 2006.  Victor and I will teach  an intensive, one-day workshop called “Adobe Flex  Developer Bootcamp” at at AJAXWorld 2007 (see http://www.ajaxworld.com/) in New York in March. Our hands-on workshop is intended for Web developers and designers who… continue reading

Defining the terms: RIA and Web 2.0

October 31st, 2006 by Yakov Fain

The term Rich Internet Applications (RIA) was introduced by Macromedia back in 2002. To the best of my knowledge, RIA is a combination of low-cost deployment model of the Web browsers and networked platforms and a rich user experience that… continue reading