|Laszlo in Action||
Laszlo in Action
The dramatic emergence of Ajax over the past year was a first step in the transition
from page-oriented HTML web applications towards more full-featured
rich internet applications. OpenLaszlo provides another important step in this
continuing evolutionary process. It provides developers with the tools to create
web-based applications offering the usability and interactivity associated with
desktop applications, and the low costs associated with web-based deployment.
Written to address the needs of a wide spectrum of developers, ranging from
or Rails engineers,
Laszlo in Action provides a very hands-on approach towards
building applications that solve real-world problems across both the Flash and
DHTML platforms. The construction of the Laszlo Market proceeds over the
course of the book illustrating topics starting with an initial wireframe and storyboard
design to optimization issues dealing with the application's deployment
across the Flash and DHTML platforms.
, a former consultant with Laszlo Systems, has been a software
engineer for over 20 years, and has been involved in internet development since its
inception. He has also done extensive development work with both web frameworks
and other RIA languages such as Adobes Flex.
Max Carlson, one of the founders of Laszlo Systems, is the lead engineer on the
OpenLaszlo DHTML 4.0 project. He is also responsible for implementing many
of the features of the current 3.X OpenLaszlo release.
Glenn MacEwen, after 26 years on the Computing Science faculty of Queens
University in Canada, retired to Princeton, New Jersey, to work out of his home
office as a technical writer and editor. When not writing or editing, Glenn plays
bagpipes, flies small aircraft, and homebrews beer.