Design Better Rich Internet Applications
As you know, "Rich Internet Applications are web-based software programs that behave and operate like a desktop application. These may be
delivered through a site-specific browser, a browser plug-in, or through other methods; they are especially useful for massively-multiplayer online
role-playing games (MMORPGs). RIA training can be especially useful in learning the tools that are used for designing and developing these
increasingly-necessary additions to Internet Web Sites/
A Short History
Although RIAs have only recently become popular and useful, the concept dates back to the late 1990s when Microsoft began developing what was
known as "Remote Scripting;" this was essentially software applications that would run inside an Internet browser, allowing a user's PC to exchange
information with a server. The term "Rich Internet Application itself was not coined until 2002 however, when engineers working for Macromedia (now
a division of Adobe) began to build on the concept.
Are You Ready?
There are many things today on the Web that involve RIAs that are now taken for granted, such as Google Maps, Flickr, Basecamp and automatic
software updates. The bottom line however is that with over 25 billion websites online today, competition for people's attention is getting increasingly
intense. This is especially true of commercial websites as the battle for consumer dollars becomes nothing short of brutal.
Is your business ready?
RIA consulting is one option; you can hire experts to come to your place of business and teach your IT staff how to make your website more
user-friendly and interactive - and keep visitors coming back again and again.
"Teach a Man To Fish..."
However, an investment in even one RIA course for your IT staff can easily pay for itself. Using Java, Flash, or Ajax, your IT workers can learn how to
streamline your website so that users spend more time getting what they need and want and less time searching and/or waiting for it. Above all,
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