It is a very exciting time to be in the software development industry. The governing concepts of developing software are changing and rapidly evolving before our eyes. Skills and frameworks that you may have used even just two years ago could very well be considered obsolete and replaced with something more efficient. This is why software vendors and the developers of engineering products need to stay on top of emerging technology concepts in order to remain competitive.

Two technologies that are experiencing exponential growth and are quickly becoming in demand are business intelligence (BI) and rich interactive applications (RIAs). Knowing how to use and implement either of these technologies will be vital in order to develop modern-looking ...

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