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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Search-ability in Flash

Search-ability in Flash

Last night Adobe announced that we've given a special version of the Flash Player to Google and Yahoo that will more accurately let them crawl through Flash content. Even though Google has been indexing .

published July 1, 2008 by

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Practice Fusion shows off "Google Apps" for doctors

Practice Fusion shows off "Google Apps" for doctors

Practice Fusion, a SaaS and ad-driven set of applications targeted at the medical market has just released a a suite of applications that they're billing as "Google Apps" for doctors. I've written about Practice Fusion before and how it's a really great example of an RIA that's aimed at the field of medicine.

published June 19, 2008 by

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Brightcove refreshes with brand new service and new focus

Brightcove refreshes with brand new service and new focus

Today Brightcove, one of the first RIA companies and one of the first to use Flex, announced that they've overhauled their service and dubbed it Brightcove 3. The primary goal of the new Brightcove is to provide better support for "long-form video", or full length shows instead of smaller clips that we're used to seeing.

published June 16, 2008 by

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Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Released

Silverlight 2 Beta 2 Released

Microsoft quietly released the bits for beta 2 of Silverlight 2 on Friday last week. This is the version that will power the Olympics and has all of the features announced at MIX earlier this year.

published June 8, 2008 by

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Silverlight 2 beta 2 coming this week

Silverlight 2 beta 2 coming this week

At TechEd today Bill Gates said that the second beta of Silverlight 2 will be available for download at the end of the week with a Go Live license. The Go Live license is similar to the one that was used late in the beta process for Silverlight 1 and it allows developers to roll out applications to production but with limited support from Microsoft.

published June 3, 2008 by

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Google's plugin craze

Google's plugin craze

Google is a company that prides itself on being a web company and helping to move everything into the browser. They created services like Google Maps and GMail which heavily relied on Ajax and helped usher in the idea of a much greater user experience inside the browser.

published May 29, 2008 by

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Knowledge@Wharton interview with Kevin Lynch

Knowledge@Wharton interview with Kevin Lynch

Kendall Whitehouse has an interview up with Kevin Lynch at Knowledge@Wharton in which he discusses everything from Adobe AIR to the Open Screen Project. It's one of the better interviews I've seen and gets into a lot of aspects of Adobe's strategy around RIAs.

published May 29, 2008 by

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More information on Yahoo's BrowserPlus

More information on Yahoo's BrowserPlus

There have been small bits of information trickling out about Yahoo's BrowserPlus, but today in a blog posting on the Yahoo Developer Network we got some more information about what Yahoo's planning and it's a good development for RIAs. In their own words, Yahoo is building a platform to extend the web:BrowserPlus is a platform for extending the Web: an end-user installs it and a developer uses its features through a small JavaScript library.

published May 28, 2008 by

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