Topic: Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex and Java

Adobe's Rich Client platform Flex 2.0 was released in July 2006. It allows developers to push the user experience of web-based applications to a new level of sophistication. In this talk we provided an introduction to RIA development with Adobe Flex 2, and discussed how Flex integrates with existing backend applications or other client applications written in Java.

We had a look at the basic structure of a Flex application, played with a few UI components and concepts, such as data binding in the client, before we moved on to Java-based remote objects and web services. We also looked into Flex Data Services, which support data management and real-time messaging, and we saw how to write a Java application for Flex Data Services.

We finished the presentation with a brief outlook on upcoming technologies in the Flex/Adobe space, such as Apollo - which will allow Flex-based RIAs to integrate with the world of desktop applications.

Speaker: Kai König

Kai is a German Software Solutions Architect living in Wellington, New Zealand by choice but working both domestically and internationally. Under the brand Ventego Creative, he provides development, consulting, mentoring and training services for web technologies, with a strong focus on Flex, Java and ColdFusion. Before starting his own company Kai spent several years working as a Software Solutions Architect for web technologies with a number of companies in Europe and New Zealand.

Sponsor:

Foundation for Research, Science and Technology

The Wellington Java User Group thanks our hosts!

Date:
Wednesday, 21st.
February, 2007

Time:
5.00pm for 5:15-6:30pm

Venue:
Foundation for Research, Science and Technology
11th Floor
15-17 Murphy Street
Thorndon

Afterword:
In our ongoing tradition, after this talk we intend to repair to a pub for some light R&R. All who would like to discuss points raised during the talk in a more congenial atmosphere are welcome!