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Web Application Development is Different (and Better)

By Simon St. Laurent
January 29, 2014

The Web became the most ubiquitous distributed application system because it didn’t have to think of itself as a programming environment. Almost every day I see comments or complaints from programmers (even brilliant programmers) muttering about how many strange and …

Silverlight 3: The Next Fit Client?

By Richard Monson-Haefel
November 4, 2008

Microsoft's next major version of Silverlight will probably provide out-of-the-browser runtime allowing .NET developer to create Silverlight desktop applications for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

US Library of Congress makes a step towards PRESTO

By Rick Jelliffe
October 10, 2008

The US Library of Congress Thomas project is making user-friendly, structured URLs available as permanent aliases for its legislation. I have been pushing a similar approach, but taking it further, in the PRESTO approach.

Why didn’t you choose Curl?

By Richard Monson-Haefel
October 7, 2008

What can Curl do to be a better platform?

Why didn’t you choose Curl?

By Richard Monson-Haefel
October 7, 2008

What can Curl do to be a better platform?

Curl Blogging Context: Win an iPhone 3G

By Richard Monson-Haefel
September 26, 2008

Write a blog entry about Curl and enter to win an iPhone 3G

Curl version 7, beta 2 now available

By Richard Monson-Haefel
September 17, 2008

Curl releases beta 2 of Curl version 7 (a.k.a. Nitro)

C++ for RIA?

By Richard Monson-Haefel
August 21, 2008

Qt is a powerful and surprisingly pervasive fit client technology that could become the next RIA solution for C++ programmers.

Curl's Web Based Training is Free

By Richard Monson-Haefel
August 20, 2008

Curl has made its professional web-based training courses available for free.

Curl and the Java Processing Language

By Richard Monson-Haefel
August 19, 2008

The Java processing language is a great for creating data visualizations and so is Curl. See the data visualizations written in the Java precessing language and compare them to similar programs written Curl.

The "One Million Records" Challenge

By Richard Monson-Haefel
August 7, 2008

SAP's Web Dynpro can easily handle loading 1 million records into a visual table and sorting them - so too can Curl. Can your RIA platform of choice handle 1 million rows in a table?

Should RIA Platforms be Backward Compatible?

By Richard Monson-Haefel
July 30, 2008

The Curl runtime doesn't support backward compatibility and its engineers think that is a feature rather than a problem. What do you think?

The Batmobile, Lamborghini, and my Suburban

By Richard Monson-Haefel
July 23, 2008

When you choose a RIA platform you have to consider many things and in many cases Ajax, Flash/Flex, or Silverlight will do the job nicely. But there are occasions when you need something much more powerful and that’s when you should take a serious look at Curl.

Curl Launching Nitro vs Adobe AIR

By Andre Charland
April 16, 2008

Inforworld covered the announcement of Curl's entry into the rich desktop game with the release of Nitro. It appears to be positioned as a competitor to Adobe's AIR, the key differentiator they're claiming is security and performance, but this seems hard to prove at this stage.


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