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Pre-MIX Mishmash

MIX -- which is more or less Microsoft's version of Adobe's MAX -- is just around the corner and the rumors are flying regarding potential announcements around Microsoft's Web application strategy (or, perhaps more accurately, "strategies"). Ryan Stewart cites Michael Arrington's TechCrunch post speculating that Microsoft may announce offline capabilities for Silverlight. Stewart correctly clarifies … Continue reading Pre-MIX Mishmash

Adobe Engage 2008 and Why AIR

Adobe Engage 2008 and Why AIR

Adobe Systems yesterday hosted "Engage 2008", an event somewhere between a press presentation and a customer feedback session. As I posted yesterday, AIR and Flex 3 were officially launched the same day. Adobe also unveiled opensource.adobe.com, a Web portal for the company's open source activities both as a producer (Flex SDK, Tamarin, BlazeDS) and an … Continue reading Adobe Engage 2008 and Why AIR

Adobe Launches AIR and Flex 3

Adobe Launches AIR and Flex 3

About an hour ago (at 12:01 ET), Adobe Systems officially launched version 1.0 of its AIR platform, along with Flex version 3. AIR introduces a new method for developing cross-platform software applications that blend the characteristics of browser-based Web applications and OS-native desktop software. The AIR runtime environment and the AIR software development kit are … Continue reading Adobe Launches AIR and Flex 3

Silverlight 2: Size Matters

Microsoft's Scott Guthrie has posted details on the forthcoming beta release of Silverlight 2 which, it appears, is relatively imminent (very likely in conjunction with Microsoft's MIX conference March 5 - 7). Silverlight 1.0 focused largely on rich media -- primarily Web-based video --- and used JavaScript as its programming model. It was, to a … Continue reading Silverlight 2: Size Matters