Universal Desktop Daily - Friday, January 05, 2007

Flex 2.0.1 finally arrives, online advertising and rich media, Terry Ryan on predictions for technology at Wharton in 2007, new WPF and "WPF/E" blogs and what the heck is 'Technology X'?
Written by Ryan Stewart, Contributor

Hey, look at this, the first UDD of the new year. I'm sorry I've been slacking this week with these but I've been swamped with work. I still have a lot of fun doing them so hopefully you enjoy a few of the links from time to time.

  • Flex 2.0.1 has arrived and Ted Patrick, the Flex Evangelist, has some great information about what this means for RIA developers.
  • This post about online video advertising caught my eye. He has some good information about online video and I like his thoughts (and concerns) about where this is headed. Video is here to stay, but I hope we move towards a much nice platform for distributing it and stay away from annoying popups.
  • Terrence Ryan of the Wharton School has some predictions for Web Applications in their environment this year. I used to be a Wharton developer which is why this caught my eye but I also think Terry brings some "consumer cred" to the predictions. I especially liked "We will roll out at least one RIA that didn't actually need to be rich."
  • Thanks to Rob and K. Scott I found a couple new WPF and "WPF/E" blogs. The first is Eric Lee's blog that will cover Visual Studio Team System and WPF and the second is WPF Wonderland which looks like it's going to be a great resource for WPF and WPF/E. Subscribe and subscribed.
  • Mary Jo Foley points out a weird occurrence on the Mix 07 site, a mention of Technology X. I'm not sure what this is, but my curiosity has been piqued. Any ideas?
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