Are Flash and Flex Web Technologies?

Throughout this week and part of last, I’ve been working (in between meetings) on getting Alfresco Labs 3.0 set up on my laptop to be able to demo (and experiment with) their new Share application. The challenge has been in getting the flash-based preview of uploaded multi-page PDF documents working (see this thread in the […]

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Flash, Flex, Open Source?

(Via Alex Russell’s blog I came across Mike Shaver’s “Being Open About Being Closed,” which is an excellent discussion of Adobe’s positioning of the Flash player and Flex in Top 10 Adobe Flex Misconceptions. As Mike points out, the fact that the Tamarin is an open source project, and that various people in the community […]

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Mozilla Prism vs Adobe AIR

A few weeks back, Mozilla introduced into Mozilla Labs an application called Prism, which essentially rebrands the old Mozilla WebRunner as a desktop container for web applications. As the following image (from the Mozilla Labs Prism page) illustrates, the idea is that Prism splits apart the light coming from the cloud into separate apps. (I […]

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