June 17, 2009

JavaFX, Flex and Silverlight are looking at the wrong enemy

HTML and JavaScript were never seen as a real competitor in the RIA space given it's current limitations, but with the new featureset for HTML5: canvas (2D drawing), sockets (P2P communication), multithreading (background processing), audio/video, local storage... it might very well become the RIA platform of choice given today's huge developer base.
HTML5 won't be released for a couple more years, but Google and Apple are betting heavily on it so SunOracle, Adobe and MS better keep an eye on it as well.
Link: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9134422