2010 O'Reilly's Ignite On HTML5 And Flex
Google Australia team member Pamela Fox explains HTML5 vs Flex for rich internet applications in this O'Reilly video from Ignite Sydney. She compares openness, UI components, vector graphics, 3D, bitmap manipulation, video, file system access, development environments, testing options, compatibility, and more - all in 5 minutes or so. Nice job, Pamela!
2010 James Ward Presenting In London
The entire Adobe Platform Evangelism team is in London this week. And team member James Ward has announced that he is presenting "RIAs with Java, Spring, Hibernate, BlazeDS, and Flex" to the London Java Community.
2010 We're Looking For An RIA Architect
Want to join the Adobe RIA team? We are looking for a talented and highly motivated Architect or Technical lead to help deliver the next generation presentation services (composite RIA, mashups and client architecture). A successful candidate will have a proven track record as a client side architect on enterprise applications and RIA frameworks. See this job posting.
2009 Kevin Hoyt On RIA Problems You Never Expected
Fellow Adobe Platform Evangelist Kevin Hoyt has recorded two useful videos for Adobe Developer Connection. In RIA Problems You Never Expected: Too Many Screens he explains how multiple screens in a rich internet application can exceed the abilities of the client machine, and shows how to achieve swift and seamless response time with creation queuing techniques. In RIA Problems You Never Expected: Wasted Resources he explains how virtual lists improve application performance by reducing rendering time. You can watch both videos in under 10 minutes, and in doing so I think you'll find the time well spent.
2009 Great Indian Developer Summit Knows Who The RIA Experts Are
Great Indian Developer Summit is one of the premier India tech conferences and events. And this year they are featuring a series of talks on Rich Internet Application development. The web site features rotating banners highlighting different speakers and sessions, and this is the banner highlighting the "team of killer RIA experts".
And who are these experts? From left to right, the first five (Anirudh, Harish, Raghu, Ramesh and Sujit) are members of the Evangelism team, and the next two (Rakshith and Hemant) are members of the ColdFusion engineering team!
Nice to see recognition where deserved!
2009 Parisian Students Show Off The RIA Work
Michael Chaize is an Adobe Consultant in France, and he also teaches Flex in a school in Paris. He recently ran an "AIR Idol" contest for his students, and the apps they built are really impressive. The students have also published the applications they developed during 2008. Good stuff!
2009 Upcoming ColdFusion E-Seminars
Just a reminder, there are several ColdFusion 8 e-seminars coming up:
- Upgrading Seamlessly to ColdFusion 8 - Wednesday, January 14, 2009 11:00 A.M. PDT and Wednesday, February 18, 2009 11:00 A.M. PDT.
- ColdFusion-Powered Rich Internet Applications - Wednesday, January 28, 2009 11:00 A.M. PDT.
- Beyond HTML: Using Ajax, PDF, and More to Create Engaging Applications with ColdFusion 8 - Wednesday, February 11, 2009 11:00 A.M. PDT.
2008 Andrew Powell Explains ColdFusion Powered Silverlight
Obviously, I think you're better off building Flex clients, but ... if you are tinkering with Silverlight, Andrew Powell explains how to power your apps using ColdFusion and AMF.
2008 In Wroclaw For RIA Day
I just arrived in Wroclaw, 4th largest city in Poland, home to about 650,000, and the location for RIA Day 2008 today. I am presenting an opening session as well as a session on data services. Other sessions are covering Flash, Flex, AIR, and ColdFusion. We're still a couple of hours from start time, so not many people here yet. But, apparently, the event sold out entirely within two days, so am looking forward to a packed room. Which reminds me, I have to finish my opening presentation ...
2008 SDTimes On Flex, RIAs And More
Software Development Times On The Web is running a story entitled Movin' on up on RIA, Flex, AIR, Silverlight, Java FX, and more.