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[This prescient article first appeared on nearly 12 months ago.] We are entering an era of Rich Internet Applications (RIA),  and many enterprise development managers are facing the dilemma - which way to go - remain with  tried and true Java or .Net technologies or less known yet AJAX, Flex, OpenLaszlo or a number of other vendors.  This article is an attempt to give a brief overview of what's out there on the RIA market. Historically there have been major shifts in the software industry. We moved from mainframes with dumb terminals to client/server. Users gained in convenience and productivity, and mainframe systems were patronizingly labeled as legacy. With the availability of the World Wide Web industry visionaries turned the tables: vendors and corporate IT had been eager to get rid of the complexity of client/server version management and technologist... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 31, 2013

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly A study conducted by GlobalWebIndex reveals China is the country with the world’s high... (more)

WebSideStory Launches Industry's First AJAX-Enabled Site Search Solution

WebSideStory, Inc., a provider of digital marketing and analytics solutions, has announced the industry's first commercially available AJAX-enabled site search solution. This capability, called Active Browsing, is an extended service of WebSideStory Search and enables any e-commerce site to integrate one of Web 2.0's enabling technologies, AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML), into their product search results. The result is greatly enhanced speed and interactivity, and an improved customer shopping experience in which shoppers are able to engage in "clickless browsing" -- the ... (more)

Optaros Announces 2009 Social Ecommerce Planning Guide

Optaros, an advisor on ecommerce solutions, introduced “The 2009 Social Ecommerce Planning Guide” that details 32 social ecommerce options to consider, with specific deployment examples and adoption rates, to assist retailers as they plan for 2009. Social ecommerce is a top agenda item for retailers in 2009, but there is sufficient lack of clarity about what exactly to do beyond ratings and reviews. The 2009 Social Ecommerce Planning Guide catalogs social ecommerce options and provides a framework to help retailers make the appropriate choices for their business based on key met... (more)

Use New Tactics in Your Software Marketing Planning

ST. CLOUD, MN -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/08 -- It is imperative to keep up with the constant changes in the marketplace to be successful in your marketing of online software; but who has the time to monitor everything published? Ryan Weber has utilized his nine plus years experience creating solutions to increase revenue and distribution to identify ten key trends in software marketing: 1. Hybrid Business Models -- Ad-supported software continues to grow either as a full replacement, or an alternative, for users to choose when consuming software. Yahoo Games, the leading online g... (more)

An Introduction to EJBs With Lots of Code

This was actually the first book on Enterprise JavaBeans that came into the market. Enterprise JavaBeans was released in June and made its debut at JavaOne this year. This is a pretty good book for developers who like to see a lot of code. The examples in the book are used to develop a fairly complex application and the code isn't meant for novices. Tom Valesky presents many examples. I like the fact that the book takes an example and builds its complexity in successive chapters. There's good coverage of distributed architectures and transactions. The author has also dedicated a ... (more)