RIA or Rich Internet applications are those applications that have the same features or functions as the conventional desktop applications, and that it transfers the necessary data to the user interface more quickly. RIAs run in web browsers. It may or may not require software installation. It requires a secure environment, namely sandbox to run on the web browser. RIAs are developed with a number of technologies to make the user experience smoother and better. Given below are some of the high-end technologies for RIA development:
Adobe Flash and Flex: Adobe’s Flex and Flash are the most popular tools for RIA development. These cross platform technologies can make interactive and attractive web pages efficiently. Flash supports audio and video and coupled with a scripting language, Action Script that is highly effective for better client interaction on the web. Adobe Flex comes with a software development kit that can make interesting buttons, trees, data grids, list boxes, layout containers and many more.
Ajax: After Adobe Flash and Flex, Ajax is the second most popular tool to make RIAs. This is script based RIA tool. With this tool, the developers can retrieve the data directly from the server without interfering in the current web page graphics and display…Learn more about- Technologies for RIA Development