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My submission to 7th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo has been accepted. I will have a session at 7th AJAXWorld Conference on June 23, New York. Topic: Building Rich Internet Applications with a Direct RIA Solution Summary: Building an enterprise application is never an easy task, not to mention enriching its user experience at the same time. Scaring JavaScript spaghetti, tedious asynchronous communicate between client and server, and the danger of exposure of business logic to the client make Web application complex, less secure, and un-maintainable. ZK is a Direct RIA framework for Java that solves all of above issues with its Direct RIA programming model. With the Direct AJAX programming model, Web applications can access data model and back-end integration directly. No more asynchronous communication between client and server, neither the security of... (more)

Can AJAX and RIA Frameworks Help Overcome Financial Recession?

Can a Good RIA Framework Overcome Financial Recession? To overcome the financial recession, a good RIA (Rich Internet Application) framework is far from enough since Ajax experts are rare and costly to hire; moreover, it’s time-consuming to begin the project. Thus, an integrated development environment is necessary to help enterprises deliver time-to-market rich Internet application efficiently with the minimal cost. In 2009, RIA builder plays a key role on decide which RIA solution will be adopted by enterprise since it helps them save IT investment greatly. Good RIA Framework is... (more)

Introducing ZK 5: Future of RIA

With the advent of ZK 5 come some very important changes. LGPL License: ZK 5 is now moving over to the LGPL license offering more freedom and allowing ZK to be integrated with other frameworks that use different licensing models. Freedom of use Client+Server Fusion: With ZK 5's revolutionary architecture, developers can not only leverage the productivity boost of the server-centric architecture, but also the full controllability and instant responsiveness of client-side programming. Productivity boost Full control Simplicity Freedom of implementation jQuery: ZK 5 now allows de... (more)

How to Choose an RIA Solution

There are currently more than 200 RIA solutions available, and this number grows daily. Each RIA solution has its strengths and weaknesses, and the levels of security, accessibility, and integration vary. Choosing a suitable RIA solution for creating or enhancing Web applications becomes more difficult for both software architects and software project managers. Since it's easy to select the wrong RIA solution, the following is a guide covering both perspectives that will help you evaluate RIA solutions and choose the right one. Top 10 Criteria for Both Architects and Managers Th... (more)

Using ZK Calendars Component to Create RIA Apps

ZK have announced a new AJAX component called ZK Calendar for Java applications. It is a fully featured web-based calendar boasting a similar feature set to Google’s calendar application. However, ZK Calendar can be embedded into web-based Java applications allowing interaction with other ZK components and the ability to customize functionality and styling. The calendar’s data is also stored on the user’s database meaning that they have full control over said data. Watch Live Demo! Task Management Tasks Scheduling Task Management Task Sharing Rich Functionalities Daily, weekly... (more)