Also noticed today that we’d been adjective-ified. It still might be a while before we’re a verb, like Google, but you’ve got to start somewhere….
From Cote’s post on Adobe’s Open Screen Project he says:
Very soon now, RIA vendors are going to be left with great UIs that donâ??t connect to any sort of back-end – theyâ??ll just have endless Google Maps and Salesforce integrations to point toâ?¦
Sun, and the greater Java world, on the other hand knows back-ends and middle-ware like nobodyâ??s business. If they can sugar-coat access to those back-ends with something SnapLogic-y, Sun will be in a good position to connect RIAs to enterprise systems that make a lot of money.
Kidding aside, I believe that getting secure mashable data is one of the biggest remaining hurdles to realize the full potential of RIAs within the Enterprise.