Working, as he does uniquely well at conference after conference, with live
demos and no offline safety-net, Adobe's senior technology evangelist
Christophe Coenraets (pictured) delivered his session "Extending AJAX with
Flex" to an audience of completely enraptured developers, architects, and IT
managers in the Grand Ballroom of The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City at
SYS-CON Events' "Real-World Flex" One-Day Seminar.
The title could equally well have been "How Flex Can Transform the User
Experience on the Web," Coenraets noted - since they are really two different
ways of saying the same thing.)
After starting with use cases involving Flickr, Yahoo! Finance, and Google
Maps, Coenraets segued into the world of enterprise apps and demo'd a
Adobe's Christophe Coenraets Gives Live Demos of Real-Time Collaboration
Using Flex at "Real-World Flex" in Ne... (more)
In our annual round-up of technology predictions, Yakov Fain -
editor-in-chief of SYS-CON's Flex Developer's Journal - says "Flash Player
will remain the best deployment platform for rich Internet applications.
While Microsoft is trying to come up with a competitive delivering platform
for RIA, it’s not going to happen in 2008. Silverlight 1.0 is a good
start, the next version (1.1) will be even better, but it’ll take time
to release a product that can do more than streaming multimedia."
Yakov Fain is a managing principal of Farata Systems, consulting, training
and pr... (more)
"If we can imagine it, we can now build it." That, in a single sentence, is
what - according to Dave Wolf, VP of Consulting at Cynergy Systems pictured)
- characterizes the disruptive moment of opportunity that Flex has arrived
right in the middle of. In his session, intriguingly titled "Front to Back
Development," Wolf contended that "If we don't know what the app has to do,
we build everything."
But 80% of the users only want 20% of the features, Wolf continued - so why
don't we predict that and developers could save themselves 80% of their time?
We need to build software the ot... (more)
Mozilla Labs announces "a series of experiments to bridge the divide in the
user experience between web applications and desktop apps and to explore new
usability models as the line between traditional desktop and new web
applications continues to blur".
This product is called Prism, and it sounds very interesting. You may even
think that it's going to compete with Adobe AIR in the future. But since
Prism is going to work with one specific browser (Firefox), its penetration
will be limited.
On the other hand, Adobe Air moves away from the Web browsers, which has its
pros and c... (more)
'The browser is not really a good model for applications,' said David Mendels
this morning at SYS-CON Events' inaugural 'Real-World Flex' One-Day Seminar.
Rich Internet Applications are the future of the Web, and cross-platform,
powerful Flex 2 is right in the eye of the storm. 'Flex makes RIAs mainstream
for the developer community,' Mendels told the packed Grand Ballroom of The
Roosvelt Hotel's Grand Ballroom.
As senior vice president of the Enterprise and Developer Solutions Business
Unit, Mendels used his keynote to "map" the ecosystem that has already sprung
up around Flex, ... (more)