Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Meeting 4-16

Everyone We have a meeting on the 16 of April. The meeting starts at 6:30, with the presentation starting at 7.

We will be in room 208. Enter through the church office doors.

We will meet at:
Celebration Church
2701 Transcontinental Dr
Metairie, LA 70006

Please rsvp to rsvp@cajunjug.org so I can get a head count

This month James Ward will speak

Title: Sexier Software with Flex and Java

Intro to Rich Internet Applications
- RIA as the next generation of Software
- Back to the Client-Server Model
- Adobe's RIA Software Development Platform

Intro to building software with Flex
- What is Flex?
- Open Source SDK
- ActionScript & MXML Languages
- Components
- How do you use Flex?
- Compiler
- Debugging

Intro to BlazeDS (Java Integration)
- Installing BlazeDS into a Web App (WAR File)
- Remoting (RPC style object invocations over HTTP)
- Pub/Sub Messaging
- Spring Integration

Author Bio:
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.