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The Coming of the Smart Client

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    Charles

    Check out this entertaining must-read.  If you like the article, you can catch the author presenting smart clients at a https://www.besreg.com/isvdays/regrsvp.asp?eventID=214&rsvp=ISVCHBL" href="https://www.besreg.com/isvdays/regrsvp.asp?eventID=214&rsvp=LTBTFN"> traveling road show for ISV developers.

    The Coming of the Smart Client

    What, no more thin client? Relax, this isn't the fat client of old. This is an approach to client development that can give you the advantages of both, and the shortcomings of neither, along with some bonus benefits...  read more


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    Cairo

    "Smart Clients" are interesting. It sounds like bringing "sync" capabilities into your regular desktop application, alongside a "connected" mode.

    Apple's iSync framework, combined with Core Data, may make this a rather straightforward thing to accomplish.

    A great example of this behavior is the ClickOnce feature coming in this year's release of the .NET 2.0 Framework. With ClickOnce, the user simply follows a link to a Web or file server. Automatically, the application is downloaded and executed. What's more, the application is executed in a sandbox provided by .NET's Code Access Security, so the user is protected against malicious behavior.

    "Java Web Start"

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    Rossj

    Cairo wrote:

    A great example of this behavior is the ClickOnce feature coming in this year's release of the .NET 2.0 Framework. With ClickOnce, the user simply follows a link to a Web or file server. Automatically, the application is downloaded and executed. What's more, the application is executed in a sandbox provided by .NET's Code Access Security, so the user is protected against malicious behavior.

    "Java Web Start"



    No-one said it was original - but I bet it will be better implemented Smiley

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    sbc

    I hope someone does an extension to bring ClickOnce to other browsers (i.e. Firefox, Opera). If there is demand for it, it could happen. It would mean having .NET support.

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    Charles

    Any Niners gonna attend this?

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    ScanIAm

    I won't make it to the Orlando show, but I'd sure love to get a demo for our INETA group. 

    We've had a bunch of really, really cool demos for .Net 2.0 and you can't beat the free pizza Smiley

    Every time I hear how cool *nix is, I remember that MSFT goes out of it's way to show developers whats coming and how it all works. 

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    Charles

    Demos are on the way. The Smart Client People Will be seen on Channel 9... E

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    harumscarum

    Charles wrote:
    Any Niners gonna attend this?


    Probably not. Cleveland is too long of a drive. Looking foward to the videos though.

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    Tensor

    Charles wrote:
    Any Niners gonna attend this?


    Would love to. Bet if they DID come to the UK it would be reading only though. Sad

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