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Charting the US 2011 Budget

The NYTimes has done something about the US Budget and its huge deficits that is most commendable – it has made the sprawling size and growth of the US Federal Government budget understandable. Not Business Week, not Forbes, not the Wall Street Journal nor any other of the Titans of the Business Press have done…

Client Software Development – 3 Added Degrees of Complexity

There is no doubt that the classic Computing World is fragmenting. No more the Wintel monopoly as it is losing its 90% market share dominance of the personal computing client scene to upstart Apple iDevices, Android smartphones plus a wave of RIM,Dell, Samsung, Archos and other tablets. The PC, even in laptop form, is no…

EXTjs Designer Review

In a previous post on Web Design IDEs, mention was made of the just released EXTjs Designer which allows users to design an RIA JavaScript based interface using the EXTjs Framework. A review was promised – and so: For $219 one can now buy the Designer and develop EXTjs interfaces more rapidly than ever. I…

Wix Editor/Creator

The People at Wix helped me create this in about 5-6 minutes: They warn you that it is beta code – and the Transform command to scale … not exactly. Here is a detailed shot of the online editor being used to create the widget/page: If you are a Web Developer, I suspect you will…

FHTML – Fluid HTML

The problem with Flash is that its coding was already tough with ActionScript, it is now doubly tough to code especially for designers using ActionScript 3. But that is the price you have to pay to to get a more secure, robust and much speedier Flash 10… or so says the Adobe Flash evangelists. The…