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+ - iPhone 3.1 update disables tethering->

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jole
jole writes "The newest iPhone 3.1 update intentionally removed tethering functionality from all phones operating in networks that are not Apple partners. This is not limited to hacked or jailbroken phones, but also includes expensive "officially supported" factory unlocked phones. To make the problem worse Apple has made it impossible to downgrade back to working 3.0 version for iPhone 3GS phones."
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Java

+ - New Kid On The RIA Block Brings X11 to Web-> 1

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jole
jole writes "With the X Window System, your user interface code runs on the server and the terminal is fairly dummy. Vaadin }> tries to bring back this programming paradigm for Java EE and RIA. Development is done in pure server-side Java — no Ajax-programming is needed. On the user side any modern web browser will do — no plugins are needed. As the framework is released with Apache license, it should get quite a lot of attention from commercial application developers."
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Java

+ - Server-driven RIA extensible in Java-> 2

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jole
jole writes "IT Mill Toolkit enables one to build rich web user interfaces in pure Java using Swing-like API, run them in the server and use the result on any modern web browser without plugins. After one year extensive beta, IT Mill Toolkit 5.3.0 GA is released under Apache -license.

Developers can build rich web applications easily with Java on the server-side, much like creating regular desktop applications with Swing or AWT. There is no need to know anything about HTML, Ajax or JSON working under the hood. Unlike the client-side RIA frameworks, like GWT or Flex, where one needs to implement both server and client, in IT Mill Toolkit you only implement the server application.

While being an extensive framework for RIA development, it is just one JAR that you can drop into any Java Web project and use side-by-side with other frameworks. This is also the only server-side Java toolkit where the extensions to the framework are also created in pure Java. If the (fairly extensive) set of included widgets is not enough, developers can continue coding with Java on the client-side using GWT."

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Programming

+ - Server-side vs client-side RIA programming?

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jole
jole writes "Currently Flex is the king of declarative RIA frameworks, GWT is the best client-side Ajax framework for Java-programmers and JSF is the most dominant declarative server-side framework. In addition to these classes of frameworks, we find that server-side Java-based (not XML-based) UI frameworks still have their place for two reasons: 1) security gained from not exposing UI logic to client, 2) easiness gained for direct access to all Java API:s, full unrestricted execution environment and lack of communication layer design.

What is your opinion — which approach (client- or server-side; Java, XML or JavaScript) is the best and why? What is your favorite RIA toolkit for Java programmers?"
Java

+ - Terminals are back, now in Ajax

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jole
jole writes "Back in the good old days of IBM, the terminals were green and the men spoke Cobol. "Run everything on server" -model is still viable, but now the terminals are made of Ajax. And yes, instead of Cobol, all the user interfaces should be written in Java. Just take a look what kind of tools there exist for the ones who are not comfortable in writing their business applications in JavaScript with Ajax toolkits."
Programming

+ - Writing Ajax applications in real Java

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jole
jole writes "Creating cross-browser Ajax user interfaces is tough if your application is non-trivial. Googles solution (GWT) is to write in Java, convert to javascript and run on browser. IT Mill released today their competing Toolkit that allows you to write applications in (real) Java, run them on server and use them with almost any Ajax compatible browser."

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