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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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Sprout releases SDK

Sprout releases SDK

Yesterday Sprout (my previous writeup), the company that lets you build Flash widgets right inside the browser, launched an SDK that will let 3rd parties take advantage of the service for their own offerings. The company used the SDK to create components for Twitter and Seesmic that can be dropped into any Sprout the end user creates.

April 22, 2008 by in Developer

Widevine and Microsoft team up for DRM on Silverlight

Widevine and Microsoft team up for DRM on Silverlight

Microsoft has its own kind of DRM in Silverlight which is based on the DRM found in Windows Media but it sounds like they're also working with Widevine to Silverlight-enable their Cypher service which also works with Flash and the On2 codec.In general, I don't think this is a huge deal, but it is interesting.

April 14, 2008 by in Security

Two new desktop applications for FriendFeed

Two new desktop applications for FriendFeed

TechCrunch has the scoop on the launch of AlertThingy, an Ajax-based desktop client built on Adobe AIR for tracking FriendFeed. I haven't bought totally into the FriendFeed thing yet, but the application is really clean and may make it easy for me to track what people are doing on the service.

April 13, 2008 by in Developer

Curl joins Eclipse foundation, moves development to Eclipse plugins

Curl joins Eclipse foundation, moves development to Eclipse plugins

Curl announced yesterday that they're joining the Eclipse foundation and that they'll be releasing a series of Eclipse plugins to support Curl development while phasing out the current tools. It's a great move for Curl and a win for Eclipse which continues to expand its reach in the developer community and especially the rich Internet application community.

April 8, 2008 by in Open Source

Adobe releases the Adobe Media Player

Adobe releases the Adobe Media Player

We announced the release of the Adobe Media Player (AMP) today which is both a push to provide content to end users as well as create a platform for monetizing and tracking online video. AMP is built on Adobe AIR so it allows you to take video content offline and also becomes the default player for FLVs so you can watch any FLV file you have inside of AMP.

April 8, 2008 by in Mobility

Blogger posts Silverlight 2 timetable

Blogger posts Silverlight 2 timetable

On Friday Mary Jo Foley posted about a Microsoft blogger who had given a semi-detailed roadmap for the release of Silverlight 2. According to Ashish, the timetable is as follows:We are targeting late SummerHere is a rough timeline:Silverlight 2.

April 6, 2008 by in Developer

JavaFX preview coming in May with a 1.0 release "shortly thereafter"

JavaFX preview coming in May with a 1.0 release "shortly thereafter"

I've been really bad about keeping up with the news lately because we're in Europe with the on AIR tour but during our RIA Weekly podcast, Coté mentioned an article by Paul Krill which indicated that JavaFX is going to be releasing a preview version at the Java One conference in May.If we really do get to see a version of JavaFX, it could be a big deal.

April 6, 2008 by in Open Source

blist rolling out a bunch of new features

blist rolling out a bunch of new features

blist, which recently won an award at Under the Radar is opening up some new features this week that makes it easier to create and track your blists.To start with, they've added the ability to import functions from Excel.

March 25, 2008 by in CXO

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