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By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2006-08-16 Print this article Print

Evaluation Shortlist

Adobes Flash

While Flash is a sibling of Flex, pure Flash-based applications are a valid alternative to Flex apps in many areas (

AJAX applications

The currently trendy AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) offers a simple, standards-based method to build graphical applications that will run in most Web browsers

Laszlo Systems OpenLaszlo

Based on a formerly commercial rich Internet application platform, OpenLaszlo uses standard languages and Flash to build applications (

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Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr RapozaÔÇÖs current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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