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Episode 17 – Curls' Richard Monson-Haefel, RIA Middleware, Search for Flash


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We’re Joined by RMH

In this episode, we’re joined by Curl‘s Richard Monson-Haefel. As you would expect, we open up the episode talking about Curl in detail. We go over some recent news, then delve into Curl’s history, and then finally end up taking about the enterprise and business applications for Curl and features that help there.

Also, we spend sometime comparing the Japanese vs the American IT market, I topic I always enjoy dipping into. Richard and I have a bit of a Java Good Ol’ Boys chit-chat as we compare the days of EJBs and JSF to RIA-land.

Launching into the news, we talk about Adobe providing Yahoo! and Google a special version of the Flash Player that “plays” SWF files, helping those search engines pull out more searchable text. We briefly touch on WordPress using Gears to boost their admin interface.

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Disclaimer: Adobe and Microsoft are clients. See the RedMonk client list for other clients mentioned.

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