Application Development

By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2007-06-21 Print this article Print


Adobe Systems

Adobe Flex 2

Rich Internet applications have become one of the hottest areas in Web development in recent years, even gaining the notice of Microsoft, which recently threw its hat in the ring with the release of its Windows Presentation Foundation technology.

But unlike these fledgling options, there is a product in this category thats already put its growing pains behind it and has developed into a mature platform for building dynamic, fully Web-aware applications that can side-step the need for a Web browser: Adobes Flex 2.

Flex 2 provides developers with a simple-to-use coding structure, a well-designed, Eclipse-based development environment and a rich programming base for building powerful rich Internet applications. Add in the fact that Flex is based on Adobes ubiquitous Flash technology, which enables applications to run identically on most platforms, and you have yourself an accomplished winner in the Application Development category.

FINALISTS ActiveState Software

Komodo IDE 4.0

So youre a Web application developer? Developing in Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, or JavaScript? Are you a Linux, Mac or Windows user? No matter what your choices are, the answer is ActiveStates Komodo IDE 4.0, an impressive cross-platform and cross-language environment for building Web applications. And, oh yeah, its a really great tool that makes working in all these languages a breeze.

Custom Credit Systems ThinWire Ajax Platform 1.2

There sits Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition, the buttoned down Java guy who runs many enterprise back-end server applications. And over there is AJAX, the cool new kid who is bringing interactivity to Web interfaces and making them work similar to true GUIs. Wouldnt it be great if these two worked together?

Thats what the open-source ThinWire Ajax platform is doing, providing an object-oriented framework that makes it simple to tie an AJAX client interface to a Java server application.

  • Analytics & Reporting
  • Application Development
  • Business Integration Systems
  • Business Relationship Management
  • Desktop & Mobile Hardware
  • E-Business Foundations
  • E-Mail Management & Security
  • Enterprise Collaboration
  • Enterprise Storage Hardware
  • Enterprise Storage Software
  • IT Quality Assurance Tools
  • Productivity Applications
  • Server Hardware
  • Networking & Management Tools
  • Networking Infrastructure
  • System & Application Management
  • Authentication & User Management
  • Network Data-Stream Protection
  • Vulnerability Assessment & Remediation


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