SEMINAR: Rich Internet Application (RIA) Alternatives

SEMINAR: Rich Internet Application (RIA) Alternatives

What do open source, Java, Adobe and Microsoft have to offer to build faster, engaging and more interactive Internet applications ?

  • 24 September 2008 (14 - 21 h)

  • Pullman Diegem (Diegem)
  • Price: 540 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)
  • Presented in English by

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    Learning Objectives:

    Why this seminar ?

    Traditional HTML-based Web applications have the disadvantage that all interactions with the application must pass through the server, and this limits them in interactivity, responsiveness, usability and flexibility. By using client-side technology, Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) can have nearly all the features and functionality of traditional desktop applications:

    Of course, the new way of working has some limitations and drawbacks: not all browsers and client machines are created equal, so performance and functionality may depend on the actual client-side configuration. Also, you are more dependent on having a reliable Internet connection, and application development for RIA is somewhat harder than traditional Web development. But the major vendors are improving their Web application development tools all the time, and this seminar will show you an up-to-date status of the tools market for RIA.

    The arrival of AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) gave Web developers the possibility to exchange data between client and server via XML messages without refreshing the browser page. AJAX was a big step forward, but it was just the beginning. In order to build large applications using AJAX, to solve browser compatibility problems and to make the development process easier, several open source and commercial frameworks have been developed. All the major vendors such as Microsoft (with Silverlight), Adobe (with Flex and AIR), Sun Microsystems (with JavaFX), Google (with GWT en Gears), as well as many open source companies are offering solutions today that make the development of Rich Internet Applications as easy as possible. During this seminar, you will be able to get a feeling of what is possible with these tools, and how they compare.

    Which questions does this seminar try to answer ?

    Who should attend this seminar ?

    This seminar is mainly aimed at IT decision makers and project managers that want to:

    You will get a lot of no-nonsense advice on the technologies and tools, spiced up with demonstrations.

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