|By Nolan Wright||
|June 16, 2008 10:30 AM EDT||
The world of web development is moving away from MVC-based web architectures and towards a client/server model that is probably best described as RIA + SOA, where RIA represents the rich user interface and SOA represents the services that it consumes.
There has been a lot of buzz around rich Web 2.0 applications, but they will not become mainstream until the next generation of web platforms emerge - fully integrated platforms that enable RIA + SOA.
State of the Union
The best place to start is with the activities that are required to build an RIA + SOA-based application. At a high-level these activities include: