RAIA=RIA++

SilverLight Barely Allows for a Moon

MoonLight, the Linux version of Microsoft’s Silverlight is well named – it is a distinctly lesser Light in comparison to the original SilverLight. This is the classic Microsoft approach to cross platform development of Windows programs: 1)Do not guarantee and do it yourself, have others do so [Novell]; 2)Delay the start-up so the cross platform…

RIA Irony

RIA – Rich Internet Application are designed to show off what is possible to do both online and offline with the latest Internet enabled programs and interface design tools. Many developers are looking at tools like Adobe Air, Java+JavaFX, Microsoft Silverlight, Trolltech Qt and other tools to provide not just Online but also Offline savvy…

RAIA=RIA++

RAIA=RIA++ This blog is instituting a new category, RAIA=RIA++,  which means that RAIA goes well beyond simple RIA . RAIA=RIA++ will track all the latest doings in the world of RAIA – Rich Anywhere Interactive Applications. RAIA eliminates the confusion around RIA. Some vendors like Curl and  Microsoft with  Silverlight are saying that delivery on…

JavaScript RAIA Demos

JavaScript as a contender for RIA usage is not readily contemplated. JavaScript appears to have  the same problem as server-based Web UI toolkits from ASP through JSF/JSP to PHP  and others  – if you want to deliver true RIA with user choice of online or offline operations – tools that are dependent on an online…

Google => Goofle ?

Now be honest – as a Google Mail user are you seeing a lot more of these type messages? 1)More Ooops messages like these doing ordinary operation in GMail ? 2)Complete unavailability/outages of Gmail Services ? 3)Slllllllow … very slow response time time ? 4)Anomalous results doing simple edits? It is happening more often than…

High Performance GUI

Infoworlds Jon Udell raises the question of why high performance GUIs have not emerged. He bemoans the fact that computing is stuck in the KVM-keyboard-video-mouse mode of operation. That is certainly true but I have a lot of friends and colleagues that have broken out of that paradigm with touch screens, gestures, speech commands, light…