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
The following figure outlines the top 10 criteria that software architects
and software project managers should consider when choosing which RIA
solution best suits their requirements.
From the Software Architect's Perspective
Due to the variety of RIA solutions, architects should validate thes... (more)
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)
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
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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My submission to 7th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo has been
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
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)