Ryan Stewart

Ryan Stewart holds an economics degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is now a Rich Internet Application developer and industry analyst. After graduating from Penn, he spent two years developing applications for the Wharton School and pushing the idea of the web as a platform for learning. Ryan now lives in Seattle with his wife and works as a developer for WorldClass Strategy while running his own consulting company, helping clients build and architect Rich Internet Applications. </p>

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Brightcove overhauls UI with Brightcove 3

Brightcove overhauls UI with Brightcove 3

Today Brightcove is rolling out a new application as part of their web platform for content creators (Update: here's a post by one of the Flex developers who worked on it). The new user interface and features are some of the coolest things that I've seen in the ever popular rich media space.

published October 13, 2008 by

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RIA podcast goodness

RIA podcast goodness

There are a couple of news bits on the podcast front that should make anyone interested in RIAs happy. One, Coté and I are getting back in the routine of doing RIA Weekly.

published October 9, 2008 by

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Busy week for Microsoft: Silverlight and jQuery

Busy week for Microsoft: Silverlight and jQuery

I'm traveling so I wasn't able to chime in on the availability of a Silverlight release candidate. One of the most important thing for developers is that it sounds like this will be the last round of API tweaks so there will be no more updating your applications.

published September 28, 2008 by

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Get your Flash on during the presidential debates

Get your Flash on during the presidential debates

In a big indication that we're only beginning the social revolution for politics and that RIAs will play a big part, CurrentTV is going to be doing live streaming and a real-time overlay of Tweets using Flash. The broadcast will be available on the CurrentTV Hack the Debate site as well as a number of regular TV broadcasts with Flash powering the Twitter visualizations.

published September 25, 2008 by

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Silverlight snippets from reMIX UK

Silverlight snippets from reMIX UK

Microsoft held reMIX UK last week in Brighton which as others have noted was an addendum to the MIX conference in Las Vegas which unfortunately came in the shadow of PDC where we should probably see a Silverlight 2 release as well as a bunch of other goodies from Microsoft. But there was some good/new Silverlight info that came out from the conference:There were some snippets of Silverlight news, or perhaps clarifications.

published September 22, 2008 by

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What went wrong with Joost's desktop client?

What went wrong with Joost's desktop client?

The news broke today that Joost, the company which in a lot of ways was on the forefront of rich media, is canning its signature desktop client in favor of a purely web based portal. As a big proponent of desktop applications in general, and especially these hybrid applications which provide desktop functionality, I'm disappointed.

published September 5, 2008 by

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