Internet:Rich Internet Applications
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Rich Internet Applications - have the features of desktop software such as responsive user interfaces and interactivity even though they run online.
- AJAX based RIA development platforms include: Microsoft's ASP.NET, Google Web ToolKit (GWT).
- Non-AJAX based include Adobe's Flash and AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime), Microsoft's Silverlight (allows applications to run on non Windows platforms as it installs a plug-in similar to flash), and Sun Microsystems JavaFX.
- AJAX - coined 2005 by Jesse James Garrett.
- Lawton, G. (2008). New Ways to Build Rich Internet Applications. Computer, IEEE Computer Society. 10-12