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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…

HTML 5 DevTools: Sencha Touch

EXTjs is now Sencha -and I am not sure the new moniker is much ahead of the old name. But EXT.js uhhhh.. Sencha really knows how to turn out good JavaScript code. If you are into Java web  development, EXT.GWT is very strong, gets Java to JavaScript and is well worth the look. On the…

Mashables Christina Warren Does a Fox News “Story”

One of the constant supplies for Jon Stewarts “self-skewering” stories on the Daily Show is Fox News where it is ridiculously easy to catch the network lying, prevaricating and otherwise speaking falsehoods with unbridled carelessness. See the Nazi Icons spoof or the many roastings of Glen Beck. Well I was surprised to see the same…

Apple Cuts the RIA Field Down

Apple has cut the RIA field down to one for now – HTML5. With Apple’s iPhone OS4 announcement of what software development tools would be acceptable on the Apple Mobile Lineup, Apple has said NYET, NEIN, NO to Flash in any way shape or form and to Java too. And NON, NOPE, NIX to Microsoft…

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…

Web 2.0 RAIA GUI: Better Than the Desktop?

Some people believe that Web GUI operations cannot even remotely match those available on the desktop – be that Windows 7 with its Aero goodies or Apple Snow Leopard with its refined look and often copied navigational features. I would beg to differ. Desktop GUI is playing catch up to mobile and the Web. Gestures…

Mootools Motors On

Mootools is a free, accomplished, lightweight, very close to non-obtrusive JavaScript framework. Here are two recent innovations. Much better coverage of its plugins is here. And look at this Mooshell:

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…