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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Adobe should not be thought of as in the cold

Adobe should not be thought of as in the cold

Liz Gannes' posted about Adobe's new initiatives and her skepticism of the ability to monetize them. Adobe's model is very different from Microsoft, but that doesn't mean it won't be as successful. The battle shaping up is over developers and designers, and Adobe holds those people close to their hearts.

published October 30, 2006 by

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Apollo's HTML engine

Apollo's HTML engine

One of the things that makes Apollo such an intriguing technology is that it supports both Flash and HTML based applications. This means that Ajax developers can port their current applications over to Apollo without having to do anything with Flash.

published October 24, 2006 by

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Adobe jumps into the venture capital world

Adobe jumps into the venture capital world

I just got out of the Adobe MAX keynote where Kevin Lynch announced some big news for the company. The biggest announcement by far was the news that Adobe will be creating a $100,000,000 venture fund that will be available to innovative companies using Adobe technology.

published October 24, 2006 by

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Adobe Digital Editions - a new publishing platform

Adobe Digital Editions - a new publishing platform

I wrote recently about the New York Times Reader and how I thought it was one of the best examples of Rich Internet Applications out there. Luckily, I don't think I was the only one impressed with the New York Times Reader because Adobe has announced a similar, if more broad initiative in their new Adobe Digital Editions application.

published October 24, 2006 by

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Mobile Web 2.0 is better served by Rich Internet Applications

Mobile Web 2.0 is better served by Rich Internet Applications

Web 2.0 applications can provide a lot of value for mobile users, in fact some of the best Web 2.0 applications would be better if they were on mobile devices. But by constraining yourself to the browser, you make it harder to expand your application to devices. Rich Internet Applications have already solved this problem, and nearly every RIA solution makes it easy to build a mobile presence.

published October 18, 2006 by

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Scoble on the Microsoft/Adobe showdown

Scoble on the Microsoft/Adobe showdown

So Robert is talking about "the designer/developer deathmatch" (notice I switched the order) and the fact that Microsoft and Adobe are on a crash course towards each other. John Dowdell isn't convinced, but I think Scoble's absolutely right on this one.

published October 12, 2006 by

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