A rich Internet application (RIA) is a Web application that has many of the characteristics of desktop application software, typically delivered either by way of a site-specific browser, via a browser plug-in, independent sandboxes, or virtual machines. Adobe Flash, JavaFX, and Microsoft Silverlight are currently the three most common platforms, with penetration rates around 99%, 80%, and 54% respectively (as of July 2010). Although new Web standards have emerged, they still use the principles behind RIAs. This book is your ultimate resource for Rich Internet Application (RIA). Here you will find the most up-to-date information, analysis, background and everything you need to know. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Rich Internet Application (RIA) right away, covering: Rich Internet application, List of rich Internet application formats, List of rich Internet application frameworks, Adobe Kuler, Adobe Photoshop Express, Apache Pivot, EMML, EMML (Motorola), JackBe, Lotus Mashups, Microsoft Popfly, Open Mashup Alliance, SlideRocket, IBM PureQuery, ICON Quote System, Situational application, Web application, 1DayLater, 1dl, 24SevenOffice, 5pm, AlternativeTo, Apache CXF, Apache OFBiz, Apache Wave, Asana (web application), Avactis, Baifox, BakeSale, Bentio, BioSearch, BlueTie, Bontq, Buuteeq, Cacoo, Capistrano, Cashcade, Caspio, Chargify, Clarizen, Clesh, Client-side persistent data, Coghead, Cometdocs, Comparison of pastebins, ConcourseConnect, Convore, Coppermine Photo Gallery, CPanel, CS-Cart, CubicTest, CustomerVision BizWiki, Decisions for Heroes, DesktopTwo, Didgah, Dimdim, Doc Raptor, Yahoo! Mail, EasyChair, Easyrec, EBSuite, ETM (Economic Traffic Management), EditGrid, Electronic business, Electronic commerce, Elog, Outlook Web App, Webmail, Enprovia, EnQuire - Grants Project & Contract Management, Factual, Fantapper, Fatpaint, Feng Office Community Edition, FiveSprockets, Flash Gallery, Flash MP3 Player, Flektor, FORscene, Freight exchange, FreshBooks, Froxlor, Fuse Mediation Router, Fuse Services Framework, Gazaro, GazoPa, GeoNetwork opensource, GetApp.com, GetPaid, GNUPanel, Gollum browser, Google Body, Google Docs, Google Gadgets, Google Person Finder, Google Sites, Group-Office, Gubb, H-Sphere, HipChat, Hotmail, HuMo-gen, Hyper Publish, Identi.ca, Imagistic, Imanageproject, InciWeb, Intranet DASHBOARD, Iron Speed Designer, IRows, ISPConfig, IspCP, IWork.com, Jive SBS, Knowledge Plaza, KnowledgeBase Manager Pro, KnowledgeTree, List of AGPL web applications, List of Servlet containers, List of Web based applications, Litmus (Mozilla), Local Economic Assessment Package, LucidChart, MachPanel, MeeMix, MobShop, Morphobank, NolaPro, NotePub, Notpron, Novell Cloud Security Service, Novell Vibe, Office Web Apps, Office123, Offline reader, Omegle, Online banking, Online Watch Link, OOHDM, OpenConf, OpenIT, Opentaps, Optical Wizard, OSCache, Outright, Pastebin, Paysafecard, Piwigo, Plesk, Plogger, Postedirect/Get, Project-Open, ProjectForum, PRONOM technical registry, QuillPad, Really Simple Systems, Recurly, Remember the Milk, Robogallery, Rollbase, Roundup (issue tracker), SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer, Scenari, Scripped, Semantic Web Data Space, ShareMethods, Shopatron, Shopify, Shots On-Line, ShowDocument, Single-page application, SiteMesh, Smartsheet, SmoothIT project, Sorce intranet, Springpad, StatusNet, SysCP, Teaspiller, Telligent Community, ThinkFree Office, Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, TimeTiger, TinEye, TinyWebGallery, Titan CMS, Tom's Planner, TotalPatent, Touchmail, Transportation Economic Development Impact System...and much moreThis book explains in-depth the real drivers and workings of Rich Internet Application (RIA). It reduces the risk of your technology, time and resources investment decisions by enabling you to compare your understanding of Rich Internet Application (RIA) with the objectivity of experienced professionals.