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Adobe announced the availability of Adobe AIR and Adobe Flex 3 software, furthering the Adobe technology platform for rich Internet applications (RIAs). Developers and designers use Adobe RIA technologies to create and deploy rich, branded content and applications. The release of Adobe AIR signals the next wave of Adobe RIA innovation by bridging the capabilities of the Web with the computing capabilities of the desktop. Businesses that leverage the Web as a platform are now using the latest Adobe RIA technologies to build and deploy more engaging applications with the widest reach across browsers, desktops and operating systems. “For 25 years, Adobe has delivered technology innovation for our customers, beginning with desktop publishing and extending to multimedia and the Web,” said Kevin Lynch, chief technology officer at Adobe. “Now, we continu... (more)

Laszlo and Dojo Announce Strategic AJAX Partnership

Under a new agreement between Laszlo Systems and the Dojo Foundation, the Dojo Toolkit will be licensed for use in Laszlo's open source projects and Laszlo, in turn, will contribute libraries to the Dojo Foundation, thereby furthering the advancement of the growing Ajax and open source communities at large. Laszlo recently revealed that by the end of this year developers using OpenLaszlo will have the option to deploy their applications in Dynamic HTML (DHTML), in addition to the Flash runtime option that is currently available. Now by licensing the Dojo Toolkit and engaging the ... (more)

VS 2008 Builds AJAX-based Web Apps

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 to manufacturing and made them available to its MSDN subscribers for download. Free downloads of their Express Editions, which include a Beginner Developer Learning Center and tools like Popfly and Silverlight, are available to anybody. Officially VS 2008 (a k a Orcas) isn't supposed to be out until February 27, when Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 are launched to great fanfare. VS 2008, which should make building Vista application easier, supports LINQ or Language Integrated Query, meaning SQL statements can... (more)

Kaazing Aims To Drive a New Generation of Real-Time Rich Internet Applications

Are you trading stocks online today, or playing poker online? Ever asked yourself why many of these service providers require you to download and install a desktop solution? Wouldn't it be better if you could receive information such as stock prices, betting information, sports, and news in real-time over the Web without having to install additional software or plug-ins? Kaazing, recently selected among the 77 companies invited to showcase leading-edge technologies at this year's DEMO conference, claims to have the technology answer to this. The solution Kaazing - who will be exh... (more)

Appcelerator Named "Platinum Sponsor" of AJAX World RIA Conference, October 20-22, in San Jose, California

SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global rich Internet technology provider Appcelerator named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's upcoming AJAX World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place October 20-22, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in San Jose, California. Appcelerator, Inc. is an open source software company specializing in products and services for rapid rich Internet application (RIA) and SOA- Click Here to Register for the Conference! based services development. The Appcelerator Platform SDKs enable developers to develop r... (more)