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A Rich Internet Application (RIA) is a Web application that has many of the characteristics of desktop applications, typically delivered either by way of a site-specific browser, via a browser plug-in, independent sandboxes, or virtual machines. Adobe Flash, Java, and Microsoft Silverlight are currently the three most common platforms, with penetration rates around 99%, 80%, and 54% respectively (as of July 2010). Although new Web standards have emerged, they still use the principles behind RIAs. Users generally need to install a software framework using the computer's operating system before launching the application, which typically downloads, updates, verifies and executes the RIA. This is the main differentiator from JavaScript-based alternatives like Ajax that use built-in browser functionality to implement comparable interfaces. While some consider such interfaces to be RIAs, some consider them competitors to RIAs and others, including Gartner, treat them as similar but separate technologies. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: RIA)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'rich internet application': 2 (0.1% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'rich internet application' across all Ariadne articles: 2
  • Average number of references to 'rich internet application' per Ariadne article: 1.00
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'rich internet application': 2008-01
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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'rich internet application':

  1. chris awre (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. ute rusnak (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. richard green (see articles on this topic by this author)

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RepoMMan: Delivering Private Repository Space for Day-to-day Use

Richard Green and Chris Awre describe work undertaken at the University of Hull to place Web services at the heart of its personalised digital repository provision.

January 2008, issue54, feature article

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