R.I.C.S stands for Rich Interface Component – Spreadsheet. Not really something very new, people HAVE tried this in the past and I’m sure there are AJAX implementations for the same. The idea of this R&D project is to develop an entirely server independent component. More information about the project can be found at http://www.primacognos.com/wiki. the application’s prototype itself can be seen at For now the server implementation has only been done in PHP, the .NET script should be ready today.

My major concern, as of right now is implementing a request queue. For an application like this where every “return” keypress sends data to the server and then relays the response back to the client it is important to keep a track of requests so that we don’t end up with a lot of unsychronized data. I am still looking around for clues on how to do this, any help will be gladly appreciated.

I wish Harry reads this …

2 Responses to R.I.C.S
  1. Harshit Sekhon
    December 27, 2005 | 11:10 pm

    Alexei … sorry about that error … what I really meant was server platform independent. I have been seeing implementations that are server platform dependent and if you come to think of it, thats not what AJAX is supposed to be. It is supposed to be a client-side bundle of technologies, why bind it to any platform at the back ?

    Oh! and was that “wow” for the application under development or just a general exclamation ?

  2. Alexei
    December 27, 2005 | 5:06 pm

    Wow.. I think there are quite a few projects like this, but after looking at your wiki, I still don’t quite get how this will be server-independant. Can you elaborate on this?