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Hands on RIA

Sahana Hegde
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Joined: Jan 27, 2008
Posts: 67
Dear Sir,

Does the book cover some hands on experience in using RIA application?

What does it mean when they say RIA runs within a sandbox?

Thanks and Regards,
James Weaver
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Joined: Oct 11, 2007
Posts: 40
Yes, the book is written in a tutorial style.

To answer your second questions, a sandbox refers to the fact that JavaFX Script programs run on a JVM in an environment that protects the client machine, requiring the user to authorize actions such as file access.

By the way, my "Helping you become a JavaFXpert" weblog at has lots of information about JavaFX, including the latest happenings. Today's post (April 1, 2008) in that weblog, by the way, contains a link to the video of one of the JavaFX Script presentations that I did at JavaPolis last December.
Here's a direct link to that post.

Thanks,<br />James L. (Jim) Weaver<br /><a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">"Helping you become a JavaFXpert" weblog</a>
Sahana Hegde
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Joined: Jan 27, 2008
Posts: 67
Dear Sir,

Thank you for providing me those links. I look forward to reading them .

How is using this better than using AJAX which is used in most of the application these days?

Thanks and regards,
Rahesh Kumar
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Joined: Sep 10, 2004
Posts: 53
Hey Sahana,

Hope this article helps you to find the difference! I think technologies will have pros and cons.

IMHO, Which one to put to use will definitely depend uopn the problem space at hand, not from the solution space!
I agree. Here's the link:
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