All you ever wanted to know about rich applications (and maybe more)

  • Future applications = Rich Applications (RA)
  • RA = Rich Internet Applications (RIA) or Rich Client Applications (RCA)
  • RIA preferred over RCA, where/when ever possible – browser rules
  • RIA = Flex, AJAX, …
  • RCA = Eclipse RCP, maybe .NET Platform, …

assuming ease of use, cross-platform, wide acceptance, not domain specific etc.

Adobe’s decision to buy Macromedia wasn’t so bad after all!

How and Why AJAX, Not Java, Became the Favored Technology for RIAs

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