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AIR in the recent RIA dev platform landscape

Since I’ve been working on Adobe AIR, I naturally have lots of thoughts about what it is and isn’t, and how it compares to some of the many similar and related technologies that have been announced and released over the past year or so.

Today I read an article by Tim Negris that I think does a great job of clearly articulating how AIR fits into the ecosystem, in particular what types of applications AIR is suited for. It also includes some insightful analysis of how the competitive landscape is shaping up, and how the release of AIR might be related to some of the negative and/or confusing messages about Adobe that have come out recently.

Anyway, if you’ve been wondering about AIR and some of its competing/related platforms, I highly recommend this article:

Why Adobe AIR Is Not Google Gears, Prism, JavaFX or Silverlight