BEA Systems is teaming up with Adobe to help developers build and serve up rich internet applications (RIA). The Java middleware provider will bundle Adobe's Flex Builder 2 with the BEA Workshop Studio programming environment, while Adobe will distribute evaluation licenses of BEA's WebLogic Server with the Adobe LifeCycle …
Reg doing press releases now?
Dear Lord, please don't let El Reg turn into CNet, where every third news item is a press release for some company, releasing a product no-one cares about, and dressing it up in the same tired "NEW TECHNOLOGY!" bull.
"...deliver rich online applications on the desktop outside the browser..." - so now an internet enabled desktop app is news?
Perhaps this is the kicker: "...which lets developers re-use skills in Flash, HTML, AJAX and Java..."
Why not just use the technologies mentioned, instead of buying a brand new product, which "lets" you use them?
"Driving RIA is the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR), which lets developers re-use skills in Flash, HTML, AJAX and Java"
AIR lets you run Flex/Flash/HTML/AJAX applications offline, with a common API to access the local machine.
It doesn't do anything for Java.
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