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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 developers to maximize the user experience using enterprise-level ZK widgets and the simplicity of jQuery. Comprehensive widget set User satisfaction Freedom of imagination Articles Client+Server fusion ZK & jQuery demonstration part 1 ZK & jQuery demonstration part 2 ... (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)

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)

No More Excel! Access AJAX Spreadsheet Today!

ZK Spreadsheet enables Ajax applications to deliver the rich functionality of ExcelR to browsers in pure Java. With embeddable Excel functionality in pure Java, developers can create collaborative and dynamic enterprise applications like never before. ZK Spreadsheet 1.0 RC supports MicroSoft Excel, developers can import existing Excel files to ZK Spreadsheet with ease. Moreover, most Excel functions are supported, user can the same experience with Excel, including 225+ Excel formula functions, fabulous styling, selection, highlighting, merging-cell, freezing row and column, undo... (more)

Direct RIA + Google App Engine = Simplicity + Scalability

Direct RIA is a robust and comprehensive rich Internet applications engine which turns any client (web browser, mobile device) into an efficient and engaging environment. Direct RIA maximizes developer productivity by direct access of user interface, database, and web services. Direct RIA minimizes the development cost by transparent and automatic synchronization between client and server. ZK is a Direct RIA framework to increase developer’s productivity by integrating frontend and backend of applications transparently to deliver rich, and engaging user experience. Watch Live D... (more)