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Programming techniques continue to evolve, and with evolution comes opportunity. The success of the Web, in conjunction with the demand for rich clients and rapid development, has spawned a new generation of declarative languages. XUL, Macromedia's Flex, Microsoft's XAML, and Xamlon, Inc.'s Xamlon Pro 1.1 are designed to enable rapid, XML-based application develoment with access to structured programming languages for application logic. There is a myriad of advantages to declarative user interface development. Markup-based application interfaces are quick to build and easy to modify. HTML and other markup languages suffer from limited programmatic functionality and control, but the new generation of declarative languages circumvents this traditional limitation by offering back-end scripting languages, in the case of XUL and Flex, or access to any .NET language for ... (more)