More than a year passed since Adobe decided to stop supporting Flex framework
and gave it away to Apache Foundation. This writeup is based on the
conversation I had with my colleague Anatole Tartakovsky in January of 2013.
In this conversation I’ve been representing the HTML5 community while
Anatole fought for Flex framework. I’m trying to find arguments against
using FLex framework even though I believe that it remains the best and the
most production way for developing Web applications. I’ll be just playing
devil’s advocate here. Anatole also believes that Flex is the best
framework available today, but in our company we often argue about the tools
to use for various projects. We hope that Web developers find this
conversation useful and thought provoking.
Yakov. If you read this blog, most likely you know about our company, Farata
Systems. Our engineers work on ... (more)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/12 -- GOOGLE I/O -- Dolphin
Browser, the most popular third-party browser on Android and iOS and only
Gesture and Voice enabled browser, today announced the launch of Dolphin
Garage, which opens the Dolphin Browser API to allow for third-party
development. Dolphin also announced four new Add-ons from Dropbox, Pocket,
Evernote and Wikipedia that show off Dolphin Garage's powerful capabilities.
In addition, Dolphin Garage also supports Web apps based on Adobe's PhoneGap,
which enable faster HTML5 Web app deployment.
Dolphin Garage gives developers access to more than 150 Dolphin internal APIs
including various browser user interface interactions, while also providing a
runtime sandbox environment to allow developers to create their own
experiences within Dolphin Browser.
Powered by Dolphin Garage, users can now seamlessly exp... (more)
NEW YORK, Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new
market research report is available in its catalogue:
India Media and Entertainment Industry 2013
This is the most in-depth report on the Indian Media and Entertainment
Industry currently available prepared by a combination of International and
Indian researchers who know the market inside and out. If you're a media
owner looking to enter the Indian market or need to keep abreast of key
changes and developments, this is the report you need to keep you up-to-date
in this fast moving, rapidly growing market.
This Report dives the Indian macro economy, and provides a thorough overview
of the media landscape in India. The report outlines who the important ... (more)
Looks like Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz should have waited for his boys to give
Google's Android spec the once over before endorsing the thing last week
expecting Java to get a "massive endorsement" out of it.
Oh, Java gets a "massive endorsement" all right; it's just not standard
Android calls for a special Google Java that now has Sun folk nibbling their
fingernails and worrying out loud to the press about "write once, run
anywhere" Java ME/MIDP fragmenting.
Sun EVP, software Rich Green at a webcast press conference at Oracle
OpenWorld in San Francisco described Sun as "reaching out" to Google to avoid
fracturing Java in the name of the "best interests of the developer."
The sweet irony is that this greatest threat to Java since Microsoft should
come from Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the guy who originally led Java
development at Sun and signed the con... (more)
Hong Kong-based Artificial Life, Inc announced their plans to develop new and
innovatively designed games and applications for Google's free and open
source mobile platform, Android.
The company anticipates that this emerging platform will soon attract handset
manufacturers because of the lower costs for the operating system and expects
Android to be successful especially in China due to its Linux base. The
company has already deployed its applications and games across various mobile
technology platforms including J2ME, BREW and DoJa, and sees the new mobile
platform as a natural extension of its business strategy to reach as many
mobile devices as possible.
The company also expects that development on the Android platform will
produce compelling new mobile applications with a tight integration to online
Internet functions as a result of the rich application program... (more)
It's a wonder it has the entry fee, but Sun Thursday showed up for the RIA
race against Adobe's Flex, Flash, and AIR and Microsoft's Silverlight - and
for that matter the open source AJAX - riding JavaFX 1.0.
According to Sun it's one of the most significant advances ever to come out
of its stable.
Once called JavaFX Desktop 1.0, it was at least two years in the making.
The widgetry is free so there's no immediate hope that it will relieve Sun's
perilous revenue crisis, which has lately demanded the sacrifice of almost
20% of its staff, around 6,000 people.
In fact, some folks are surprised the FX effort has so far survived the
It's well behind Adobe, which is well down the rich Internet application
(RIA) track, and Microsoft, the contender.
And different parts of the FX software, once supposed to be integral to one
another, have now been shunted into... (more)
Adobe on Monday announced the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, providing
publishers a set of turnkey hosted services and viewer technology to create,
publish, optimize and sell digital content direct to consumers, through
content retailers or leading mobile marketplaces. Built on the foundation of
Adobe Creative Suite® and Adobe InDesign® CS5 software, the Digital
Publishing Suite enables the design and delivery of innovative
publisher-branded reading experiences, paired with flexible commerce models
and support for deep analytics reporting.
Using InDesign CS5, PDF, HTML5 and the Digital Publishing Suite, publishers
will be able to efficiently author both fixed and adaptive layouts, natively
build new levels of interactivity directly in InDesign, distribute and
monetize their digital editions, and optimize their editorial and advertising
content for a complete end-t... (more)
Adobe on Monday announced Adobe AIR 2.5 software for televisions, tablets,
smartphones and desktop operating systems. A key element of the Adobe Flash®
Platform, AIR enables developers to leverage existing code to create and
deliver standalone applications across devices and platforms. Adobe AIR now
supports smartphones and tablets based on BlackBerry® Tablet OS, Android™,
iOS, and desktops including Windows®, Macintosh and Linux® operating
systems. In addition, Samsung will be the first television manufacturer to
integrate support for Adobe AIR 2.5 in Samsung SmartTVs while Acer, HTC,
Motorola, RIM, Samsung and others are expected to ship the runtime
pre-installed on a variety of devices including tablets and smartphones later
this year and early 2011.
With Adobe AIR, developers are able to use familiar tools including Adobe
Flash® Professional CS5, Adobe Flash Bu... (more)
Typical smartphone owners have an average of 41 apps per device, 9 more than
they had last year according to the recent Nielsen report, State of the
Appnation – A Year of Change and Growth in U.S. Smartphones. Also last
year, less than 40% of mobile subscribers in the U.S. had smartphones and
this year, it’s at 50% and growing. Android and iOS users fuel the
smartphone app drive with 88% downloading an app within the last month.
They also found that as people download more apps, they are also spending
more time with them (10% more), rather than using their mobile Web browsers
for such activities. The Top Five Apps are Facebook, YouTube, Android
Market, Google Search, and Gmail, no change from last year.
More and more of our info is being saved on and collected by these
smartphones and privacy is a big worry. Last year 70% and this year 73%
expressed concern ov... (more)
Telerik, an end-to-end provider of development tools and solutions for
building cross-platform and mobile applications, has announced the latest
evolution of Telerik DevCraft, a toolset for professional .NET developers.
With this release, Telerik sets the standard for .NET mobile application
development with advancements in touch-friendly controls, data
synchronization and cloud mobile back-end services. The company also outpaces
the competition with key feature enhancements to its already robust Windows 8
and Windows Phone controls.
According to recent research by analyst firm Canalys, Microsoft’s market
share for mobile adoption is forecasted to grow from 2.4 percent in 2012 to
12.7 percent in 2017. As the first and only vendor to offer the richest
toolset for both XAML and HTML, built from the ground up, Telerik is breaking
new ground by providing .NET and HTML5... (more)
By Bob Gourley
Cloudera’s Doug Cutting delivered a presentation at Hadoop World that
outlined key forces driving the data world forward which shed some important
insights on where enterprise technology is going. This presentation is
summarized and embedded below:
Doug starts with a review of his models for predicting the future and this is
important, since every model has strengths and weaknesses. His model for
predicting the future of data is to take a linear approach. We know what has
happened in the past and can know what is happening now so can make linear
predictions on the near term future.
For example, with hardware the past has always been that hardware gets
cheaper and transistor counts go up so this cheaper hardware gets more
powerful. This power and drop in price applies not just to processors but
storage. The prediction this leads us to is a simpl... (more)