We are entering an era of Rich Internet Applications (RIA), and many
enterprise development managers are facing the dilemma - which way to go -
remain with tried and true Java or .NET or experiment with such newcomers as
AJAX, Flex, Silverlight, or JavaFX. While the Internet brings a lot of noise
where "it's cool" is the most popular definition, this presentation is an
overview of what's out there on the enterprise RIA market. We'll talk about
the pros and cons of using various techniques and technologies for the
development of the front end for complex distributed systems.
Speaker Bio: Yakov Fain is a managing principal of Farata Systems, a
consulting, training and product company. He's authored several Java books
and dozens of technical articles. The latest book he co-authored is "Rich
Internet Applications with Adobe Flex and Java: Secrets of the Masters." Sun
Flash Session at Cloud Expo
Adobe introduced on Monday Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5, the new professional
interaction design tool that allows designers to rapidly create expressive
Web application interfaces and design interaction without writing code.
With Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5, Flash Professional CS5 and Flash Builder 4,
designers and developers will be able to collaborate and work more
Full details of the announcement and a list of new features in Flash Catalyst
can be found in the press release for your reference.
The tools and pricing (subject to change... (more)
In his presentation at the SYS-CON Events "Real-World Flex" One-Day Seminar
on Monday, August 14th, in The Roosevelt Hotel in the heart of midtown
Manhattan, Jesse Warden (pictured) - a Senior Consultant with Universal Mind,
who specializes in Flex, Flash, & Flash Lite development - will cover how to
make the most of using Flash & Flex together in applications.
Titled "Flash & Flex - A Winning Combo," Warden's session will focus mainly
on using Flash in a supporting role for Flex applications from a design
One facet of Flash is design, he will explain, and it allows th... (more)
"Geeks mingled with suits; some of the geeks IN suits." That, according to
'Real-World Flex' speaker Jesse Randall Warden, was what greeted him when he
arrived in New York City's Roosevelt Hotel this morning ready to give his own
session at the event, a session called "Flash and Flex - A Winning Combo."
Warden, a Senior Consultant with Universal Mind who specializes in Flex,
Flash, & Flash Lite Development, has been incredibly busy lately:
"While everyone was celebrating the 10-year birthday of Flash for the last
couple weeks, I was busy using it." "Hopefully in the next couple of m... (more)
There were a couple major shifts in the software industry in the past:
from Mainframe and dumb terminals to client-server desktop applications (fat
client); from client-server to Web-based plain looking applications (thin
client again). With the last move we've sacrificed some speed and power for
transparency of deployment and delivery.
Currently, we are about to enter a new era of Rich Internet Applicatoins
(RIA), when plain looking Web applications will gradually be replaced with
RIA delivered over the Web. RIA applications run in a virtual machine deliver
over the Web (Ado... (more)