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RIA Platform Comparison

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This is from an internal evaluation of AJAX platforms in 2006, for the purpose of selecting a platform for a small startup to use to develop a consumer-facing graphical application.

This is from an internal evaluation of AJAX platforms in 2006, for the purpose of selecting a platform for a small startup to use to develop a consumer-facing graphical application.

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  • 1. RIA Platform Comparison Oliver Steele April 6, 2007
  • 2. Client Platforms HTML Flash 8 Flash 9 WPF/E
  • 3. Client Platform Libraries Rico, Mochi, Dojo, Backbase, etc. JQuery Plugins Widget & Effect Script- Inter- Libraries Ext aculous face Open- Flex WPF Laszlo DOM Prototype YUI JQuery Libraries WPF/ DHTML Flash VM E
  • 4. Under Consideration JQuery Laszlo Laszlo Flex WPF HTML Flash 8 Flash 9 WPF/E
  • 5. HTML vs. Flash HTML Flash (Flex and Laszlo) • Quick startup • Vector graphics • Easy to debug • Smoother animation • Easy to integrate • High-quality text Flash (non-Laszlo) • Market acceptance • Image effects • Code libraries • Code libraries
  • 6. Assumptions • Consumer-facing website • Goal is to get first version up quickly • We can switch technologies later • Small team
  • 7. Client Platform Features Development Deployment Experience • Development tools • Market acceptance • Startup time • Community resources • Page size • Interaction speed • Platform momentum • Page integration • Graphic effects • Text quality
  • 8. Development Features Tools Resources Momentum • Compiler • Libraries • Maturity • Debugger • Forums • Staffing • Server integration • Source • Community
  • 9. Development Tools JQuery Laszlo Flex Compiler Debugger Server Integration
  • 10. Development Resources JQuery Laszlo Flex Libraries Forums Source
  • 11. Platform Momentum JQuery Laszlo Flex Maturity Staffing Community
  • 12. Platform Features JQuery Laszlo Flex Tools Resources Momentum
  • 13. Platform Features Tools Resources Momentum
  • 14. Deployment Features • Market Acceptance • Page Size • Page Integration
  • 15. Deployment Features HTML Flash 7 Flash 8 Market Acceptance Page Size Page Integration
  • 16. Deployment Features Market Acceptance Page Size Page Integration
  • 17. Experience • Startup time • Interaction speed • Graphic effects • Text quality
  • 18. Graphic Effects HTML Flash 8 Flash 9 Animation ✔ ✔ ✔ Opacity ✔ ✔ ✔ Scaling ✔ ✔ ✔ Vector Graphics ✘ ✔ ✔ Rotation ✘ ✔ ✔ Shadow ✘ ✘ ✔ Emboss ✘ ✘ ✔ Perspective ✘ ✘ ✘
  • 19. Experience Features HTML Flash 8 Flash 9 Startup time Animation Speed Text Quality Graphic Effects
  • 20. Experience Features Startup time Animation Speed Text Quality Graphic Effects
  • 21. Platform Benefits HTML Laszlo/Flash 8 Flex/Flash 9 Development Deployment Experience
  • 22. Platform Benefits Development Deployment Experience
  • 23. Some Tradeoffs • Graphics (Flash) vs. Text (HTML) • Startup time (HTML) vs. post-startup experience (Flash) • Development speed (HTML) vs. post-startup experience (Flash)