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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "PivotProposal" by GregBrown
Date Fri, 19 Dec 2008 19:56:38 GMT
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  Rich internet application (RIA) development platforms are a means of bridging the gap between
the web and desktop experiences. Using browser plugins, these platforms allow developers to
build applications that look and feel more like native desktop applications but are deployable
via the web, like traditional, HTML-based web applications. RIAs also often incorporate visual
effects intended to enhance the overall user experience, such as animations and other dynamic
elements.
  
- Adobe Flex (http://www.adobe.com/products/flex) and Microsoft Silverlight (http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight)
are arguably the most high-profile of these platforms; others include !OpenLaszlo (http://www.openlaszlo.org)
and Curl (http://www.curl.com). Pivot itself falls in this category.
+ Adobe Flex (http://www.adobe.com/products/flex) and Microsoft Silverlight (http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight)
are arguably the most high-profile of these platforms; others include !OpenLaszlo (http://www.openlaszlo.org)
and Curl (http://www.curl.com). Pivot itself falls in this category. However, Pivot differs
from the others in that it allows developers to write rich internet applications in Java (or
any other language that can run in a JVM); Flex applications are written in ActionScript,
an ECMAScript variant, Silverlight in C# or JavaScript, and OpenLaszlo in JavaScript.
  
  = Rationale =
  Pivot was created for two primary reasons:

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