July 19, 2005 Laszlo Systems and IBM Team to Contribute Open Source Code Aimed at Advancing Rich Internet Applications
Excerpt: "Laszlo Systems, developer of the OpenLaszlo™ platform and provider of rich Internet applications (RIAs) and services, today announced that the company has teamed with IBM to propose the "IDE for Laszlo" integrated development environment (IDE) project at Eclipse."
"OpenLaszlo, an open source framework for creating dynamic and highly interactive Web applications, makes your (and end users') life easier by using the ubiquitous Flash runtime on the client side. Find out how to get started building RIAs with OpenLaszlo."
"THERE was a time when access to the Web was limited by dial-up speed, which dictated that simple, fast-loading pages were more important above anything else. However with the increasing availability of broadband Internet, this is no longer the case. This is where Rich Internet Applications (RIA) come into play..."
June 15, 2005 O'Reilly OnJava.com article on LZX markup langugage
"Laszlo, an XML platform for rich internet applications, recently went open source. This platform applies an architecture that is similar to XUL and XAML to accomplish programming on the browser side. Laszlo uses Macromedia Flash as its execution platform, resulting in unsurpassed browser compatibility without requiring Macromedia Flash executables or licensing for development."
"Oliver Steele presented about Laszlo, the open source XML vocabulary and Flash interface for web applications. Like the XAML team, the Laszlo folks have put a huge amount of work into a "broadcast quality" interface experience, complete with tasteful animation and partial transparency effects. As a former commercial product, it required a licensed server; however, now that it's an open source product, it is available in a server-less profile."
"So Long to Clunky Web E-Mail: Finally, Net programs are just as supple as desktop software. The breakthrough is called rich Internet application technology"
March 22, 2005: Dev Channel reports on IBM's Eclipse IDE for Laszlo
March 22, 2005: Java.net reports on RIA frameworks and Laszlo
"There's a growing restlessness in the air, and a growing movement towards rich internet applications. In this article, I'm going to give you a quick overview of Laszlo, an open-source rich internet applications development platform. First, I'll give a high level overview of what Laszlo is, and how it works. Then, I'll give you a quick tour through some of the basic features of Laszlo, and talk about what's involved in building a very application in Laszlo. And, after that, I'll talk about where it works best, and when it makes sense to use Laszlo." -- William Grosso
March 17, 2005: CNET reports on next generation Web applications
"Suddenly you've got a company like Google that has shown to a mass audience that rich Internet applications have a tremendous benefit to the end user," said David Temkin, chief technology officer of Laszlo Systems, a start-up whose Web application system underlies EarthLink's new e-mail Web site. "The difference between Google Maps and any other map site is not subtle--it's almost a different product category. And the same is true of Gmail."
March 3, 2005: Coverage on Earthlink's preview of a Laszlo-powered rich Webmail service
Excerpt from Beta News: "Earthlink has embarked on a quest to reinvent Web mail for its members. In May, the ISP will launch a beta of EarthLink Enhanced Webmail, powered by Flash-based software from Laszlo, that looks and behaves like a desktop e-mail client."
Feb. 15, 2005: Internet.com reviews Laszlo Presentation Server 2.2
Excerpt: "Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) are proving to be the new generation of Web-based applications. Offsetting more logic onto the client side allows for less server load and greater interaction and usability. As this space grows, so does the number of tools providers, giving Java developers something we love: freedom of choice. Laszlo Systems' Laszlo is finding itself at the core of this new development wave."
Jan. 13, 2005: MacNN covers IBM's release of IDE for Laszlo v1.1
Jan. 11, 2005: Infoworld's Jon Udell blogs Laszlo SoundBlox
While discussing this topic offline with Marc Canter, I had an idea. Could a version of the Laszlo SoundBlox, a lightweight Flash-based MP3 player, serve as a universal tool for defining and exporting the audio selections that will drive an ecosystem of media clips?
It seems like a doable and worthwhile exercise. I'd love to see the nascent OurMedia project move in this direction.
If you haven't tried putting your own stuff into SoundBlox -- I hadn't, until today -- it's very straightforward. You write a simple XML file describing playlists, tracks, artists, and albums, and you point SoundBlox at that file. The SoundBlox instance here, for example, is loaded up with my recent audio stuff. Cool!
For example, Droplets uses a Java-based client connected to their server, which lowers bandwidth usage and delivers a better user experience. Laszlo Systems provides a server that consumes Web services and other enterprise data sources and generates Flash documents, which are sent to the client. Macromedia's new Flex server operates in a similar manner. The recently announced Avalon product from Microsoft has an XML format for a user interface called XAML that specifies documents that run in the .NET client."