Next week in Jeru… oops, in Bangalore

May 14th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

My next week is a mix of business and sightseeing in India. I’ll be delivering two talks and one workshop at the Great Indian Developers Summit . First Jesse James Garrett, who fathered the term AJAX, most likely will tell… continue reading

Designopers and devigners

March 22nd, 2008 by Yakov Fain

Fast spreading rich Internet applications require new skills for development of what was known as boring-looking enterprise applications. In the past, development of the user interface was done by software developers to the best of their design abilities. A couple… continue reading

The next big RIA service: Sprout

March 15th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

I was preparing my slides for the upcoming AjaxWorld Conference in New York next Tuesday, where I compare different technologies for creating rich Internet applications. The slides for the big players on the market are ready, but I was looking… continue reading

A dozen of 2008 predictions

December 6th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

The year of 2007 was a good one. The IT job market was stable. The mankind got an iPhone. While there were no any revolutionary changes in the ways software was developed, I believe that this was a year of… continue reading

How to prevent your enterprise Adobe Flex project from failure

October 23rd, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I assume that you are already sold on using Adobe Flex for developing the front end of your next rich Internet application. As of end of 2007, it’s the best choice you can make, really. But after spending almost two… continue reading

Farata Systems is looking for Flex Developers

October 20th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

We are looking for Flex developers working on various consulting assignments. Currently we need people working for our clients in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Ideal candidate is a senior Java developer with Flex experience (the more the better)…. continue reading

Running the Flex Bootcamp in California

September 23rd, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Today we are running a one day intensive Flex Bootcamp as a part of the AJAXWorld conference and expo. The word intensive is probably an understatement, but we always get lucky with the students – they are able to follow… continue reading

Need to breed new species: User Experience Professionals

August 1st, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I have a gut feeling that 2008 will cry for a new breed of IT people called User Experience Professional. These people should be  experienced professional Web designers with some knowledge of programming. I already see some serious changes in… continue reading

Watch the video of ClearBI, the first Web reporter for Flex and Ajax

July 24th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Today, we have released ClearBI 1.0, a Web reporter and business intelligence engine for rich Internet applications. While ClearBI 1.0 is targeted for Adobe Flex and Java developers, the upcoming ClearBI 1.1 is a rich reporting component that can be… continue reading

SOA, RIA, and the Human Factor

July 10th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

While delivering a talk on SOA I’ve asked the audience the following question, “What do you think is the driving force for implementing any technology or architecture in a decent size Enterprise?” The answers were typical – better code re-usability,… continue reading