To some, RIA (Rich Internet Applications) is a myth, a tale of the past. People still have a hard time defining what it means exactly. What is true, though, is that an explosive growth in client-side presentation technologies (Flash/Flex, Silverlight, JavaFX) brought to life a new user experience on a wide variety of computing devices.
Exadel Flamingo Offers a Bridge to Rich UI Technologies
Because of this explosive growth, owners of existing or brand-new web applications, created in a traditional 3-tier approach, face a risk of losing customers who demand a rich, convenient, on-the-go experience. An answer to this problem is Exadel Flamingo, which offers a bridge between a traditional Java server end (Seam/Spring/EJB3) and Java FX and Flex. With Flamingo, software developers can seamlessly invoke Java code on a server, without worrying about low-level details, and concentrate on business logic.
Adding Messaging for JavaFX
In its most recent release of Flamingo, Exadel has added messaging for JavaFX, which includes integration with JMS, server push, and offline messaging. The line between client and the server coding has blurred. Now Java developers don’t have to learn yet another technology or communication protocol. Instead, they can use a simple API to stay within a familiar, proven development paradigm.
Moving JavaFX Forward
Being the last to enter a gruelingly competitive race in UI technologies, JavaFX will move ahead only if it proves that it’s not just another media player, but a platform to build interactive, collaborative, enterprise-grade applications. Exadel Flamingo could be just the “secret sauce” that pushes JavaFX up to the front of the race.
Download the free open source Exadel Flamingo (version 2.0.0).