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By: | Date: February 20, 2009 | 5 comments

After a long investment in WS-*/SOAP initiatives, Microsoft has recognized the value of REST. But they didn’t adopt REST only on the surface, they have put in place a comprehensive offer and are actively working to demonstrate and facilitate the interoperability with other platforms such as Java. Silverlight Facing a strong competition in the Rich […]

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By: | Date: July 25, 2008 | 26 comments

Google Web Toolkit is a very successful technology that brings Java right inside Web browsers. It could be compared to traditional Applets but without requiring any extra plugin and with a more natural integration with the browser artifacts. How is it possible? Well, they built a smart Java compiler that produces highly optimized JavaScript ‘bytecode’. […]

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By: | Date: May 05, 2008 | Write a comment

Since 2004, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has become a forefront user of Eclipse RCP (Rich Client Platform). As explained by Jeff Norris in the foreword of the “Eclipse RCP” book, this choice was driven by the UI-level features as well as the modularity offered by Eclipse’s plug-in architecture : Equinox. The usage of Eclipse RCP […]

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By: | Date: May 04, 2007 | Write a comment

In a previous post, I’ve introduced you to frevvo, a start-up that provides Web 2.0 visual forms, with a full WYSIWYG builder based on AJAX. Recently, they have been playing with Restlet and implemented one of the REST design pattern (“View and Entity resources”) that was discussed by the Restlet community. It is a very […]

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By: | Date: March 26, 2007 | Write a comment

I would like to encourage you to have a look at frevvo, a Web start-up launched by some friends, that provides a full solution to handle complex Web 2.0 forms, right from your browser. One of their strong selling points is the great form designer available as a Web application (AJAX based). Also, the form […]

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By: | Date: January 03, 2006 | Write a comment

Have you noticed all the recent pessimism around Java and the hype pushing concurrent platforms like Ruby on Rails? A domain which frequently receives critics is the Swing GUI framework, supposed to be old, slow and badly designed. I’ve worked with it since the beta releases and still follow its evolution closely. The release of […]

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