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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)

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)

Intuive MVC Pattern for AJAX Applications

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! Features Highlights: 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)

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)

Building RIAs with a Direct RIA Solution

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... (more)