Dan Thomas (@dannyt) has been involved with Rich Internet Applications since learning Flash 4 when working for a large e-learning provider at the tender age of 17. Ever since he has been hooked on web and software technologies and worked with many different platforms across many of the major stacks. In 2003 Dan established Moov2 Ltd a web and RIA development agency based in Bournemouth on the south coast of the UK. Having worked on many varying projects, Dan maintains an agnostic perspective and an open interest in new technologies. As such the process of determining and picking the right technology for the job is of particular interest to Dan and an interesting subject in RIA development with the plethora of client-side, server-side and database technologies available. Dan blogs at http://danny-t.co.uk and has a we at http://moov2.com.
This post is an attempt to help justify the sometimes seemingly unappreciated efforts of good application architecture. Sometimes project managers/clients can question time spent on architecture and it can be hard to bring out appropriate explanations on the spot. This... read more
Ever noticed how certain phrases seem to do the rounds in the tech industry? One such phrase I see a lot is "eat your own dog food" or more charmingly "dogfooding". I can relate this to a number of RIAs which I use day-to-day when developing, managing and promoting RIAs… read more