With its free features, such as the Flex SDK, Flex 2 uses Adobe's ubiquitous
Flash Player as its runtime, which is why Adobe can confidently predict
millions of users and 1,000,000 developers. That, according to Flex Product
Manager Eric Anderson (pictured), is the key to understanding the potential
of Flex: it is going to have the widest reach of any other technology in the
Anderson's talk was particularly useful for anyone wishing to master Flex
Data Services, and his demos were well received by the completely full Grand
Ballroom at SYS-CON Events' "Real-World Flex" One-Day Seminar.
Adobe's Eric Anderson, Flex Product Manager at "Real-World Flex" in New York,
August 14, 2006
"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)
The need to support off-line capabilities has driven some RIA providers back
to the fat client platform. For example, Adobe AIR, Google Gears, and
Slingshot are all examples of this trend. The fat client offers a lot of
advantages over RIA technologies such as AJAX, but there are also some
serious drawbacks. Is history repeating itself? Will the surge of interest in
fat clients be disruptive to the Web and RIA technologies? This presentation
will examine those possibilities and provide advice on when, if ever,
developers should use Fat Client technology.
Speaker Bio: Over 14 year... (more)
A reader feedback in response to Yakov Fain's recent article "Rich Internet
Applications - State of the Union" reads as follows:
"This blog is certainly not an unbiased analysis, even though it's pretending
to be just that.
The article is basically "Flex rules, everything else drools".
It goes on and on about the good things about Flex, while giving only cursory
coverage of Flex drawbacks. Meanwhile, it's just the opposite regarding the
other technologies, going on and on about drawbacks, and giving only cursory
coverage of advantages.
Case in point, Yakov says that Java Swing de... (more)
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced the Adobe MAX 2006
Conference, to be held Oct. 23-26 in Las Vegas. MAX 2006 will give developers
and designers a forum to network, share ideas, get hands-on technical
training from certified experts, gain new skills and learn about new and
emerging Adobe products and technologies. Adobe also announced the call for
entries for the fourth annual Adobe MAX Awards, which recognize customer
achievement in eight different categories.
With the conference theme of "Beyond Boundaries," the event will feature
keynotes by Adobe CEO Bruce ... (more)