APIs for the Internet of Things

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2008 is going to be an important year for Rich Internet Applications. Most organizations are delivering or planning to deliver Rich Internet Applications; however, at the same time, most IT managers are facing a dilemma: which Rich Internet Application technology and platform to use? The number of different frameworks and libraries is too vast to even consider evaluating a fraction of them.  To make this task manageable, I'm going to narrow things down to three different technologies for delivering enterprise-level Rich Internet Applications. While the first two (JSF and Flex) are proven technologies that have been used for a numbers of years, JavaFX is a new declarative language for building rich user interfaces using Java. It's essential for IT managers to consider and be aware that more than one delivery platform exists today for Rich Internet Applications. Table... (more)

What’s an App? It Depends Who You Ask

What’s an app? It depends who you ask. If you asked me a few weeks ago, I’d say that Tiggzi app builder creates apps. You build an HTML5/jQuery Mobile app UI, plus you can export the app as PhoneGap. That’s an app. Then there is Parse, an excellent mobile backend service company (we got a tutorial). You also create an app in Parse. But, it’s a different type of an app, there is no UI. You get a cloud database to store data, push, user management as well as social, location and file features. I think an app doesn’t mean UI or backend services. An app is actually both. An app consist... (more)

Ajax in RichFaces 3.3, JSF 2 and RichFaces 4

During my RichFaces session at JBoss World 2009, I showed three small examples of using Ajax with RichFaces 3.3, JSF 2, and RichFaces 4. I thougth it would be a good idea to show you the difference or more correct the similarities between the three. I will be blogging more about RichFaces 4 and JSF 2 so this is just a quick introduction. I will show a small “Echo” application. There is one input field and as as you type, the input is echoed on the next line. On another line, the length of the string entered is counted. It looks like this: RichFaces 3.3 more)

Learn how to upload your own images, banners to use in prototypes

Learn how to upload your own images, banners, and any other assets to use in prototypes Read more » [via Tiggr blog] ... (more)

ServerSide.com Reply to: Java on the Client… Again

Cameron McKenzie from TheServerSide.com posted a reply and summary to Yakov’s and my blog post: Java on the client…again. ... (more)