The irrepressible Mansour Raad (pictured) opened the eyes of the "Real-World
Flex" audience wide on Monday, as he demonstrated the extraordinary power of
Adobe's Flex by demo'ing a mouth-watering sequence of 'mapping mashups'
drawing on the full power of ESRI's astonishing GIS data combined with the
presentation power of Flex.
With over 20 years of experience in the IT field, Raad is Senior Software
Architect of ArcWeb Services at ESRI - or Environmental System Research
Institute - where he has been using his command of i-Technology to design the
next-generation Internet solutions. A user of Flex since its "Royal" days, he
said, he has also been a team lead in architecting and implementing ArcIMS,
the premier mapping solution on the Internet.
ESRI is the world leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Raad
reminded his audience, adding - in case anyone in the G... (more)
SYS-CON Media launched today its newest developer title, Flex Developer's
Journal, (flex.sys-con.com), the first and only independent magazine serving
Adobe Flex developers worldwide. Yakov Fain, the well-known RIA expert and
the co-author of the best-selling book Adobe Flex & Java, was named the
founding editor and editor-in-chief of Flex Developer's Journal.
Flex Developer's Journal will be a platinum media sponsor of the upcoming
AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, which will take place September 23-26, 2007, at
the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California. With more tha... (more)
Christophe Coenraets (pictured) chairs and Mike Nimer, James Ward, Luis
Polanco, Andrew Oliver, Mansour Raad, Boris Kabisher and Manish Jiandani will
all be giving sessions when the one-day Flex Track kicks off next month at
AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2006 in the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa
Clara, CA. The track is being held Thursday, October 3.
The topics being addressed by the various speakers are as follows:
Web 2.0 with Flex: Delivering ROI to Enterprise Apps Mike Nimer Flex with
Java James Ward Taking RIAs to the Desktop with Apollo, Adobe's Next
Generation Client L... (more)
“By creating a specialized, consumer-friendly application like Digital
Editions, Adobe is ensuring publishers can securely deliver high-impact
content to the widest possible audience, across hardware platforms, operating
systems and devices,” said Shantanu Narayen (pictured), president and
COO at Adobe, as he today introduced at the MAX 2006 Conference & Expo in Las
Vegas the public beta of Adobe's new Rich Internet Application (RIA) built
from the ground up for digital publishing.
Digital Editions, explained Narayen, delivers a straightforward user
experience for rea... (more)
"The innovation we are most excited about," said Bruce Chizen, Adobe's CEO,
"is Apollo, which we believe will revolutionize the way the world will
interact with the Web in the future." He was speaking here in Las Vegas at
MAX 2006, the biggest ever Adobe developer conference.
"The possibilities for Adobe and you the developer community," he told the
3000 or so assembled attendees, "are endless."
Chizen was pleased with the progress that Adobe had made since the merger
with Macromedia, he said. The net net, for developers and designers: "a lot
of tools and resources to get your jobs... (more)