Come listen to leading Rich Internet Applications (RIA) experts from Microsoft and Adobe discuss many of the best and worst practices when building RIAs. RIAs provide a similar user experience to traditional desktop applications combined with the ease of deployment of web/browser based applications. This produces a fair amount of confusion because there are a number of potentially conflicting practices depending on whether you approach your RIA as a desktop or a web application. This session dives into the definition of RIA and walks through the best and worst practices that have appeared over and over again. We will explore architectural patterns and practices such as state management, fault tolerance, service composition, communications protocols and message formats and goes into details on how RIAs can be developed using runtime environments such as Adobe AIR or Microsoft Silverlight.
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