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Rich Internet Applications



Web 2.0, a term generally understood if not universally loved by IT, encompasses a number of next-phrase are Rich Internet Applications, or RIAs.

When properly implemented, RIAs let the Web browser be a more equal partner with the Web server, going beyond the efficiencies provided by caching. Users don't have to wait for an entire page of data to be sent by the server and displayed by the browser. Instead, data is retrieved and displayed as needed. generation Internet technologies and techniques. One of the more prominent concepts included in this catch Using a Web browser becomes more like using a desktop application. For the enterprise, RIAs promise many benefits, including increased user productivity due to cleaner and more responsive interfaces.

However, like duct tape, RIAs have a dark side. Security, management and scalability concerns must be addressed if RIAs are to be successful. There will be an increased overhead in messaging and resources, for instance, as servers work harder to supply data. You'll also need more connections to your Web server, potentially causing loading problems. Further, developing RIAs by hand is not for the faint of heart. There are many, sometimes subtle, differences among browsers that must be addressed if an RIA project is to succeed. Thankfully, several vendors recognize this and have taken steps to ease this burden. Three groups--Adobe, the Dojo Foundation and Google--tackle the issue from different perspectives.

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Explore the three different approaches taken to RIA by Adobe, The Dojo Foundation and Google.

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