Rich Tretola currently holds the position of Applications Development Manager at Herff Jones Inc. He is an award-winning Flex developer and was the lead author of Professional Flex 2 (2007 ISBN: 0470102675) and sole author of Beginning AIR (2008 ISBN: 0470229047). He is also a contributing author on Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook (2008 ISBN: 0596522509)
Rich has been building Internet applications for over 10 years and has worked with Flex since the original Royale beta version of Flex in 2003. Other than Flex, Rich builds applications using ColdFusion, Flash, and Java. Rich is highly regarded within the Flex community as an expert in RIA and is also an Adobe Community Expert. He runs a popular Flex and AIR blog at EverythingFlex.com, is the community manager of InsideRIA.com and was also a speaker at the Adobe MAX 2007 conference in Chicago. He has been asked to be a speaker at the Adobe MAX conference for three consecutive years.
For a non technical escape, Rich is also a co-owner of a chocolate bar manufacturing company located on Maui named WowWee Maui.
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February 15 2010Just over 2 years ago when we starting this project known as InsideRIA, I posed the question "What is RIA?" to a select group of InsideRIA contributors. Please revisit the original post at What is RIA? to see the responses.... read more
October 16 2009RIA Unleashed - Boston is a 1 day 3 track event covering Flex, AIR, ColdFusion and related technologies and disciplines. Our three tracks are designed to allow you to focus on the technologies you are interested in. You'll be able... read more
October 16 2009InsideRIA had three sessions at Adobe MAX this year: The Battle of the Flex Frameworks Returns, with Greg Owen; Augmented Reality within the Flash Player, with Jesse Freeman; and InsideRIA's Secrets of the Best Rich Internet Apps of 2009 (So... read more
October 12 2009Adobe has announced that the browser based Flash player 10.1 will soon be running on every major mobile platform (Windows Mobile, Android, Blackberry, Symbian, WebOS) except Apple's iPhone. (See my opinion on Apple here). They also announced that although Apple... read more
October 06 2009Flash on Iphone: Flash Professional CS5 will enable you to build applications for iPhone and iPod touch using ActionScript 3. These applications can be delivered to iPhone and iPod touch users through the Apple App Store.* http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashcs5/appsfor_iphone/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kusXgPAmMLw Flash10 on... read more
September 10 2009It has been a long and hard road getting to this point with a few road blocks in the way. If you have been following along with the progressions of the last few weeks, you probably are already aware of... read more
September 07 2009Well, tonight was supposed to be the big results post, but as those of you who have been following along with this contest know there have been some problems that have recently been discovered. So, with that in mind, we... read more
September 05 2009We just wanted to provide you with an update on our polling situation. We have heard from many of you through comments on our site as well as external blog posts. I would first like to thank all of you... read more
August 31 2009Over the past 3+ weeks we have done the following. First, we asked you to "Help us choose the best RIA of 2009 / Adobe MAX". Next, we took 20 of those nominations and split them into 2 groups... read more
August 31 2009Round 2 is now completed and the top 5 RIAs that will join last weeks winners in this weeks semi-finals are (Note: results as of 11:45pm eastern time) Balsamiq Mockups, iPlotz, Hot Gloo, SlideSix, & Digital Tutors move on to... read more
August 24 2009Round 1 is over and Round 2 now begins. The top 5 RIA's from this week's poll will move on to next weeks semi final. So, please vote for your favorite from this week's 10 nominees. Please click here to... read more
August 24 2009After well over 5000 votes, round 1 is officially over. The top 5 RIAs that will move into the semi-finals 2 weeks from now are (Note: results as of 10:15pm eastern time) Aviary, FlashMoto, Creately, Konductor, & Yooba move on... read more
August 17 2009Over the next 3 weeks, we will be conducting a tournament to determine the InsideRIA choice for the top RIA of the year so far. For the next two weeks we have nominated a total of 20 RIA's based on... read more
August 11 2009We need your help. O'Reilly is conducting a competition to highlight the best RIAs of 2009. We have been compiling a list of noteworthy applications, but we want to make sure we aren't missing any. It can be especially difficult to find independent developers that aren't receiving as much attention… read more
May 10 2009Most of you (43%) agreed with me that Android would be the first mobile OS to be rocking Flash Player 10. Next we have 18% voting for Windows Mobile and 18% for iPhone. There doesn't appear to be much hope... read more
May 01 2009InsideRIA would like to expand our coverage of the many RIA related conferences that occur throughout the year. Naturally we thought why not further involve the InsideRIA community? So, here is your chance to become an InsideRIA contributor as a... read more
March 09 2009The design, (which includes the look and feel, user experience, and information architecture) of an application can often be the determining factor in the overall success of the application. Given this level of importance we would like to know how... read more
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