Do it right or people will hate your rich Internet Application

June 29th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I’m sitting at the airport trying to send a couple of final emails. My plane to Europe leaves in a couple of minutes. I’m on my broad-you’re-gotta-be-kidding-me-band Internet connection which is slow as hell. I need to send an email… continue reading

Do not miss tomorrows Webcast on Flex, Silverlight and JavaFX

June 3rd, 2007 by Victor Rasputnis

Do not miss tomorrow’s live TV show from Times Square on Rich Internet Appilcations. SYS-CON.TV’s will webcast an hour-long “RIA Shoot-Out” covering major Rich Internet Application (RIA) technologies. Farata’s own Yakov Fain will participate in this discussion. If your firm… continue reading

Adobe gears toward Google Gears

May 30th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Something new is cooking in the Google software pot. It’s called Google Gears, which is a new way to create offline Web applications. “Google Gears (BETA) is an open source browser extension that enables web applications to provide offline functionality… continue reading

ClearBI Web reporter for Flex/Java applications goes to public beta

May 29th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

An Eclipse plugin version of Web reporter ClearBI (a.k.a. FlexBI) is available for public Beta testing. ClearBI is a business intelligence engine that allows software developers automate report generation process, and end users can customize reports (grouping, filtering, export to… continue reading

Adobe Flex – public training in New York City

May 22nd, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Up till now, most of the time we’ve been teaching Adobe Flex by invitations from our corporate clients. But since the Flex market really picks up in New York, we decided to run public classes as well to accommodate the… continue reading

Java tutorial for kids, parents and grandparents is available for free download

May 21st, 2007 by Yakov Fain

A couple of years ago when my son asked me about the book on programming for kids, I could not find one, and have written my own e-book called Java Programming for Kids, Parents and Grandparents. For some reason computer… continue reading

I’m a candidate for featuring at Adobe Spotlight

May 13th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I have two news: a good one and a good one. 1. I’m a candidate for featuring at Adobe’s Developers Spotlight pending on the number of votes I get. 2.  It’s great that this is not presidential elections, because as… continue reading

Running Smalltalk programs in Flash Player?

May 13th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Next year, Silverlight’s DLR should be able to run programs written in several languages and Smalltalk was not one of them. Today I ran into a very interesting post by a guy who is writing a Smalltalk compiler for DLR… continue reading

JavaOne 2007: JavaFX – comments on comments

May 10th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Where have you been yesterday? I was at a concert listening to Pavarotti Is he really that good? Nothing special, let me sing some of his songs for you. Since I am not there, I can only write comments on… continue reading

JavaOne 2007: rolling out JavaFX

May 8th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

JavaOne opens today and it’ll be interested to hear more about this renewed interest of Sun in Java on the client. While James Gosling and Rich Green have already given some details on JavaFX in the InfoWorld publication, I’d like… continue reading