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

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: What do you order in a seafood restaurant?

May 9th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Why would a Java programmer go to a Seafood restaurant? I would not be surprised if you’d get this question during a job interview at Google or Microsoft. But my answer is simple: a Java programmer goes to a Seafood… 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

Microsoft hits hard in the RIA space

May 1st, 2007 by Yakov Fain

When Microsoft renamed WPF/E into Silverlight it was just a re-branding news. But yesterday’s news requires some serious attention. Microsoft has announced SilverLight 1.1 Alpha. Here’s the quote from asp.net: “Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next… 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

Mac or PC? Adobe or Microsoft?

January 30th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

My Dell laptop is dying and I had to make a choice – which small screen laptop to buy next. After having two issues with motherboards in my last two laptops Dell is out, and I was choosing between Lenovo X60 (12″)… 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

Who’s winning the desktop: Sun, Adobe or Microsoft?

September 8th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

Java on the desktop today A discussion on the future of Java on desktop is going on right now at JavaLobby . A anonymous poster (rba1988) asks the following question: “I was just wondering what you people think of the… continue reading