Java SIG: Filthy Rich [Flex] Clients with James Ward and Chet Haase

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    Topic: Filthy Rich [Flex] Clients with James Ward and Chet Haase

    Abstract

    Q: What do you call a web application with an awesome back-end but a boring client front-end?
    A: multi-teared

    Don't bore your users to tears: Flexcite them. Join Adobe's James Ward and Chet Haase, author of "Filthy Rich Clients," as they talk about the open source Flex SDK and how you can use it to write awesome client applications that talk to your Java-based back-end. In addition to Flex3 and BlazeDS, James will be covering some ground on Mobile application development in FlashLite and the OpenScreen Project. http://www.adobe.com/openscreenproject/

    Speaker Bios

    James Ward
    James Ward is a Technical Evangelist for Flex at Adobe and Adobe's JCP representative to JSR 286, 299, and 301. Much like his love for climbing mountains he enjoys programming because it provides endless new discoveries, elegant workarounds, summits and valleys. His adventures in climbing have taken him many places. Likewise, technology has brought him many adventures, including: Pascal and Assembly back in the early 90's; Perl, HTML, and JavaScript in the mid 90's; then Java and many of it's frameworks beginning in the late 90's. Today he primarily uses Flex to build beautiful front-ends for Java based back-ends. Prior to Adobe, James built a rich marketing and customer service portal for Pillar Data Systems.

    Chet Haase
    Chet is a senior computer scientist on the Flex SDK team at Adobe. His background and interest is in graphics, animation, and anything puts the pixels on the screen. He is the co-author of the book "Filthy Rich Clients."


     

    Event Logistics

    Location

    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA 94105

     

    Agenda

    6:45-7:00 Doors open. Networking. Pizza.
    7:00-9:00 Presentations

     

    Price

    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required