5.20.2013

Moved to Wordpress

Dear Readers,

Thanks for your time. I have moved my blog to wordpress. Here is the link
http://debabrataa.wordpress.com/

Thanks for your time
Regards,
Deb

5.07.2011

HTML5 : Frameworks, Samples, Tutorials

4.27.2011

HTML5 and future of RIA



Few years back when Macromedia (now Adobe ) coined the term RIA (Rich Internet Application), there were very few players in the industry who visualized that desktop paradigm could be moved to web platform. As a pioneer of the RIA movement, Adobe created the right awareness and tools around it. Microsoft and Sun followed this path and created their own tools to grab the RIA market share (Silverlight/JavaFx)

In the coming days, with increased adoption of cloud based solutions, this momentum of RIA is only going to increase further. The only visible change in the horizon is that proprietary tools and technologies going to be replaced by open technologies. This is because industry always on the lookout for cost effective and cross platform solution. When there is an open source and large adopted solution around, why to settle down for a proprietary one?

To be more specific, It's going to be HTML5/JavaScript/CSS3. We have already witnessed strong endorsement from leaders like Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft to name a few. It also obvious from Adobe's recent initiative towards html5 related tools (Adobe Wallaby pre-release) that they understand the change . It is just that they can not endorse HTML5 openly against Flash. I anticipate that in the near future Flash Builder will have the option of exporting to HTML5.

There are number of features HTML5 has introduced which could be leveraged to develop more responsive RIA solutions. Leading browsers have already started supporting these features.

You may argue that the newly introduced tags/features are good for developing small websites with few screens but what about Enterprise RIAs? Are we ready yet? Is there any good MVC framework around for HTML5?

These questions are being asked by many developers like me who have become too comfortable in the proprietary tools and technologies. With the disruptive technologies on the forefront, it’s time to come out from our comfort zone and explore.

5.06.2009

Goodbye to Sydney


It’s been more than a year I have not updated my blog. This is due to my move to Australia. I have been so busy with work and life that hardly could squeeze time to blog.

It was a great experience to live and work in the land of Sun, Sea and Sand. I remember attending Colin Moock’s workshop on Actionscript last year in Sydney where he was comparing 'Sydney' as a city which is rendered on Maya. I do agree with Colin. It’s a beautiful place to work and live life at the fullest. I used to stay just a walk able distance from the beautiful Manly beach and harbor which gave me the chance to go for fishing. I will miss all these activities Manly has to offer. I will be missing webdu this year. My ticket was already booked for this event.

Well, there is always an end of everything and we learn and grow in this process. I have been working on some exciting projects in automobile industry here. It was indeed a wonderful experience. During these days, I was instrumental in setting up the test driven development environment (TDD) and also have worked with some talented flex developers.

It’s time to go back to my country and say goodbye to OZ. So, what I am taking along with me? I am taking along with me all the beautiful memories and my experience. Now, what next on the journey? I am looking for my next challenging project on flex. If you have a challenging project/ job, do let me know.I am open to contract/full time flex development work.