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Real Developers Don’t Need No Designers

In my post, Are You a Deluded Developer, the issue is raised as to whether a developer could be both a desktop developer and a Web developer. The real focus of the post ended up being about designers. As a result of this blog entry, a few discussions on the topic occurred on the forums. More interesting was a follow-up comment made by FunkyDexter on VBForums:

Are You a Deluded Developer?

Desktop and Web developers are two different creatures. We have diatribes about the differences between Linux versus Windows , between Java versus .NET, between Flash versus Silverlight, between Oracle versus SQL Server, and between a lot of other technologies, but have we overlooked one of the more fundamental battles—the one between desktop developers and Web developers.

Which RIA Are You Dying to Use?

In reading my paper copy of the February 2nd issue of eWeek, there was an interesting article on RIA 1.1 where they evaluated various platforms. There was a chart presented in the article, which I've recreated below. The chart is based on a question that O'Reilly Media asked of 200 developers regarding what RIA technology they would be next on their list to use.

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