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Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
Eclipsist2009 Rich Client Roundup
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  • 1. Rich Internet Application Platforms Roundup
  • 2. Internet is changing... so do the clients
    • Internet Connection getting faster and stable.
    • Client computers getting more advanced.
    • Expectations getting more in terms of interactions, design and usability
    • Ajax was a great start but can not drive the change.
    • Cross Browser and Cross OS compability getting more important
    • Ruby and scripting platforms encourage fast and agile development
  • 3. Ajax&HTML is not the only alternative
    • Adobe's Flex became very mature, version 4 is in development stage.
    • Microsoft's Silverlight is catching up with version 2.
    • JavaFx is still in early phase but very promising.
    • Eclipse became the development platform for all.
    • Even Microsoft is moving to eclipse.
  • 4. Adobe's Flex
    • Flex had been on eclipse since version 2 just after the acquisition of Macromedia by Adobe.
    • Flex SDK is open source since version 3. (not including the eclipse plugin)
    • A subset of Flex Live Services is also open sourced and available for free under name of BlazeDS
    • Flex SDK and Builder version 4 is in pre release stage.
    • Flex is much more stable than all competitors, thanks to flash runtime and previous versions.
    • Learning curve of ActionScript is easy for Java Developers.
    • Data services offer Remoting capabilities with Java and very fast.
    • Wide variety of commercial and open source libraries (including Google's flexlib and Yahoo's astra) and design templates are available.
    • Great integration with Flash.
    • Ease of Design with Flash Catalyst (formerly called Thermo)
  • 5. Flex Code Example
  • 6. What's new with Flex4
    • Design in Mind: provide a framework meant for continuous collaboration between designer and developer.
    • Developer Productivity: improve compiler performance and add productivity enhancements to language features like data binding
    • Framework Evolution: take advantage of new Flash Player capabilities and add features required by common use-cases
  • 7. FXG 1.0 anXML-based graphics interchange format for the Flash Platform
    • Fills the gap between Flash and Flex.
    • Graphic objects, Symbols, Raster Effects, Text and Fonts
    • Rendering, Painting, Clipping, Masking and Object Opacity
    • Basic Data Types; angle, length, percentage, coordinate
    • Document Structure
    • Coordinate Space Transformations
    • FXG Paths; moveto, lineto, curve
    • FXG Fills, Strokes, Visibility and Blend Modes
    • http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/FXG+1.0+Specification
  • 8. Gumbo Skinning (including SkinnableComponent)
    • http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Gumbo+Skinning
  • 9. MXML 2009
  • 10. Two-way Data Binding
    • http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Two-way+Data+Binding
  • 11. Others...
    • ASDoc in MXML
    • Gumbo DOM Tree API
    • CSS Advanced Selectors
    • Group
    • Layout
    • Viewport
    • Application
    • Scroller
    • Text Primitives (TextBox, TextGraphic, and TextView)
    • FxTextInput
    • FxTextArea
    • ScrollBar
    • Range
    • TrackBase
    • Slider
    • Spinner
    • NumericStepper
  • 12. More Advanced...
    • Pixel Bender Integration
    • Arbitrary Type Interpolation
    • New Effects for Components and Graphics
    • 3D Effects Support
    • Effect Interruption and Reversal
    • Shader Based Bitmap Effects
    • Notes on Compiler Performance Improvements
    • Spark DropDownList (added 3/25/09)
    • Flex Component Kit for Flash (added 3/25/09)
    • Virtualization (added 3/30/09)
    • CSS Namespaces Support (added 4/01/09)
    • http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Gumbo#Gumbo-DocumentsandSpecifications
  • 13. Microsoft's Silverlight
    • Silverlight 1.0 came with lack of components and a stable IDE.
    • Silverlight 1.0 did not hava own scripting language and was tightly coupled with JavaScript
    • As with version 2 Silverlight SDK has more components.
    • Again with version 2 C# scripts can be used in Silverlight.
    • Good interaction with .net projects.
    • Not open source.
    • Eclipse plugin is a good step but still need external editors such as Blend for animation and advanced design.
    • No Debugging
    • Code assist not complete yet.
    • Runtime is getting spread fast with windows
    • updates.
  • 14. Silverlight Code Example
  • 15. What's new with Silverlight 2
    • Version 2 lets you write VB.NET or C# code that will run in Internet Explorer, FireFox, and Safari which means you don't have to use JavaScript any longer
    • Controls; core form controls (TextBox, CheckBox, RadioButton, etc), built-in layout management panels (StackPanel, Grid, Panel, etc), common functionality controls (Slider, ScrollViewer, Calendar, DatePicker, etc), and data manipulation controls (DataGrid, ListBox, etc). PasswordBox, ComboBox (non-editable), MessageBox and ProgressBar. Updated look and feel for controls.
    • Support for popping up windows; HtmlPage.PopupWindow API
    • Resources; Color, FontFamily, TextAlignment... etc
  • 16. More with version 2...
    • Networking Support: support for calling REST, WS*/SOAP, POX, RSS, and standard HTTP services. It supports cross domain network access (enabling Silverlight clients to directly access resources and data from resources on the web). Also includes built-in sockets networking support.
    • Rich Base Class Library: collections, IO, generics, threading, globalization, XML, local storage, etc. Includes rich APIs that enable HTML DOM/JavaScript integration with .NET code. It also includes LINQ and LINQ to XML library support, as well as local data caching and storage support.
    • Silverlight 2 does not require the .NET Framework to be installed on a computer in order to run. The Silverlight setup download includes everything necessary to enable all the above features. Silverlight 2 is 4.3MB in size
  • 17. Silverlight on Eclipse!
    • The plug-in is being developed by Soyatec with funding, architectural guidance, and project management from Microsoft's Interoperability Team
    • Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.5.0-11 or higher
    • Eclipse Ganymede 3.4.1
    • Microsoft .NET® Framework 3.5
    • Silverlight 2 Runtime 2.0.31005.0 or higher
    • Silverlight 2 SDK
    • No debugger yet, but one is planned by summer.
    • Doesn't yet work on 64-bit or any OS other than windows.
  • 18. JavaFX
    • Did Sun get the lessons in applets or is it just Applets 2.0
    • Consumer JRE is a great step for ease of JRE installment.
    • Applets and WebStart are mature tecnologies supporting JavaFx
    • Eclipse plugin is finally available.
    • The eclipse plugin is not very stable and functional yet
    • Lack of components when compared to Flex and Silverlight.
    • By use of wrappers all Java libraries available from Swing to RMI.
    • Java Developers feel safer to stay in the same environment.
    • Coding style differs from Flex and Silverlight. While competitors are built on XML, JavaFx code style looks like a CSS file.
    • Still version 1. Needs improvements.
    • Open sourcing the SDK may boost the evolution process.
  • 19. JavaFX Code Sample
  • 20. What JavaFx Offers
    • http://javafx.com/ A good site full of tutorials and sample applications.
    • Runs on widely accepted and stable JRE
    • Easy to install or update Runtime.
    • Production Suite;
      • JavaFX Media Factory (SVG Importer/Transcoder)
      • JavaFX Plugin for Adobe Photoshop
      • JavaFX Plugin for Adobe Illustrator
    • JavaFx Mobile with version 1.1
    • Mostly open sourced
    • Good integration with Java
    • Whole JRE and Java libraries available to use (with wrappers); RMI, sockets, swing... etc
    • Different launch methods supported either as applet or WebStart
    • Eclipse Plugin available...
  • 21. What JavaFx can't offer
    • New platform, same Sun... Where is javafx.ui.* package... http://www.flexjava.org/2009/03/javafx-new-platform-same-sun.html
    • Does not offer new shinny UI components.
    • Lack of components, development left to community.
    • Not as mature as Flex or even Silverlight.
    • Eclipse plugin does not offer code assist and debugging
  • 22. Coding the Rich Client One Eclipse installiation to rule them all... Lets code..
  • 23. Thank You.. Murat YENER [email_address] www.flexjava.org Yunus Bayraktar [email_address] www.flexjava.org
  • 24. Resources
    • http:// www.flexjava.org
    • http:// www.javafx.com
    • http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk

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