Direct RIA is a robust and comprehensive rich Internet applications engine
which turns any client (web browser, mobile device) into an efficient and
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.
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ZK 3.6.2 supports Google App Engine, allowing you to run ZK in the Google
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Topic: Building Rich Internet Applications with a Direct RIA Solution
Summary: Building an enterprise application is never an easy task, not to
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... (more)
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)
ZK 3.6.1 released recently. 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.
The main focus of ZK 3.6.1 was on bug-fixing, with over 47 bugs fixed. In
addition to the host of bugs eradicated 20 new features have been added,
including a debug mode for unit-testing and MVC enhancement!
MVC pattern enhanced. Use Component ID as UUID for unit test.
A way to delay databinding behaviors.
Intuive MVC Pattern
Using ZK 3.6.1, the developer has... (more)
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
Top 10 Criteria for Both Architects and Managers