Java SIG: Rich Internet Applications Using Adobe's Flex 2, Ajax, and Java



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Java SIG



    Rich Internet Applications Using Adobe's Flex 2, Ajax, and Java

    Adobe's Flex 2 is a powerful platform for developing rich internet applications. With the addition of Flex Data Services these expressive applications can consume enterprise services. Based on a robust messaging architecture, Flex Data Services integrates with existing standards-based middleware and provides services that automate data synchronization between client and server, add support for real-time data push and pub/sub messaging, and enable collaborative and occasionally connected applications. Ajax is gaining wide acceptance as a platform for delivering rich user experiences within the browser. Flex 2 can provide Ajax applications with capabilities not previously possible with Ajax alone.

    This session will provide an overview of what Flex 2 and some of its capabilities are; how it can be used to augment an Ajax application, along with a detailed look at the Flex Data Services architecture, configuration, security, assemblers, conflict management, lazy loading and client event handling.



    Mr. Williams

    Mr. Williams is a Senior Computer Scientist of Software Engineering at Adobe. He has spent more than 13 years creating client and server frameworks that provide managed data services. Jason joined Macromedia through the acquisition of CyberSage Software, makers of Firefly, a data connection kit for Flash. He was co-founder and CTO at CyberSage Software. After joining Macromedia, Jason was the Senior Architect responsible for the Data Connection Kit, and its subsequent integration into Flash MX Professional 2004. After the release of Flash MX Professional 2004, Mr. Williams developed and released the Flash Remoting Components for Flash MX 2004 ActionScript 2.0, worked on Flex Builder 1.0, an advanced IDE for developing rich internet applications using Flash, and now one of the Senior Architects responsible for Flex Data Services, a set of client and server components that provide rich data services for the Flash platform. Jason has a B.S. in Computer Science and is also a published writer in the ACM SIGCE proceedings for compiler design and neural networks.


    Event Logistics


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


    6:30-7:00 Doors open. Networking. Pizza.
    7:00-9:00 Presentations


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

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