by Christian Cantrell
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Two of the most prominent themes in application development today are n-tiered architecture and platform independence. Though the terms might come across as impressive if daunting pieces of technical jargon, they are actually fairly straightforward concepts, and integral to understanding the integration of Macromedia Flash and Java on embedded devices. Designing around an n-tiered architecture and aiming for complete platform independence not only makes for a smoother development process, but will also make your work more reusable, portable, and extensible.