- RichPlatform.com – Downey’s new blog
- Microsoft PDC 2009 – Azure, Silverlight 4, a little bit of SharePoint.
- We then get into what Azure brings for RIA developers.
- Silverlight 4 – much more “plumbing,” etc. Mike talks about the Managed Extensibility Framework for doing components in Silverlight. And here’s the Silverlight and WPF merging reporting from Mary Jo Foley I mention.
- COM in Silverlight 4 – for Office integration, also looking for how to do it on the Mac.
- Silverlight muti-touch app – Ryan got an HP Compaq L2105 multi-touch screen. TechCrunch’s first multi-touch application post.
- Also, Bing’s new, Silverlight-based maps. Also, see MG Siegler’s (TechCrunch) more cautionary take on this vs. HTML 5.
- Google Gears shut-down – was used for local storage, multi-threaded apps; obviously means Google thinks HTML 5 momentum looks good.
- Then we call back to SharePoint at PDC – SharePoint 2010, a lot of Silverlight integration – “web parts,” which are widgets for SharePoint.
- Silverlight Facebook SDK – we go off on a small tangent about Facebook being the new Aol in the making
- Flash and Salesforce (Ryan’s post)
- Flash and RIM – Adobe support for doing HTML stuff on Blackberry.
- Betas for AIR 2 and Flash 10.1, Ryan’s post
- We wrap up by talking about Ryan’s recent HTML 5 post.
A little more
Here’s some items we didn’t get to in this episode:
- Best & Worst practices for RIAs, a presentation.
- There’s an updated Flex Builder 3 for Linux, that doesn’t expire.
- WaveMaker 6.0 Cloud Development Platform Features Automated Multi-Tenant Support
- Winter Olympics via Silverlight
- Upcoming RIA related conferences.
Disclosure: Microsoft and Adobe are clients. See the RedMonk client list for other clients mentioned.