The WebManiacs 2008 conference schedule has been finalized and registration is open. Early bird pricing ends Jan 31.
Consisting of a two-day ColdFusion conference (“CFManiacs”) coupled with a three-day Flex conference (FlexManiacs), hosting over 70 speakers and 130 distinct topics (some of which are hands-on), WebManiacs promises to have the most comprehensive coverage of Flex, AIR, and ColdFusion at the lowest price.
Seating is limited, so Register early in order to get into the more popular sessions.
Moxie Zhang has posted a nice article in infoq about Open Source Flex development frame works.Â In his post Moxie has listed 10 Open source frameworks for Flex Development.
Following are top Open Source Frameworks:
Joe Berkovitz has posted nice article on “An architectural blueprint of Flex Applications“ on DevNet. He briefed out how to envision the architecture flex application in very simple way.Â He has explained MVCS architecture in very good way by taking example of ReviewTube .
If you are new to flex and learn how to start developing flex applications by using MVCS then this article will give you good start.
You can read article here.
PureMVC has opened up the Beta test program for PureMVC Courseware. This is good initiative by PureMVC team to document the PureMVC and help people to adopt the frame work.
You can register for PureMVC Beta testing program here.
In can if you haven’t heard.
What is PureMVC?
PureMVC is a lightweight framework for creating applications in ActionScript 3, based upon the classic Model-View-Controller design meta-pattern.
This free, open source framework does not depend on any Flash, Flex or Apollo classes, and is therefore suitable for architecting applications on any platform running AS3.
Sun Microsystems has announced to acquire Words most popular Open Source Database company mySQL for approx $1 Billion. The acquisition accelerates Sun’s position in enterprise IT to now include the $15 billion database market.
Read more about Acquisition.
Apple has come up with world’s thinnest note book which is small enough to fit inside an interoffice mailing envelop. MacBook AIR costs $1799.
This is truly a surprising technology innovation from Apple which had brought up Notebook 2.0
Following are key features of theÂ MacBook AIR
My topic will be covering following points and much more.
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There are Different ways for RPC for data exchange like WebService besed on SOAP, WSDL WS- and REST. I have come across an interesting article which focuses on Introduction to REST and Key Principals of REST.
Article talk briefly on following RESTful Principals:
This is good article to understand REST quickly and enter in to RESTful arena 😉
Read Article here…
Kathleen Richards has posted notes of interview with James Gosling (Creator of the java programming language).
Here are some Q&A Discussed with James Gosling which are specifically for Adobe Flash / Flex / AIR.
How will JavaFX be positioned with regard to Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe AIR?
[James] : It certainly competes with both of those. I think we have a much broader and more capable API set. We’ve got a much stronger security story and cross-platform story and a really strong performance story. And I think our deliverable will be really nice.
As organizations think about building rich Internet applications or rich client applications, when should developers look at JavaFX over competing technologies?
[James] :Â “If you look at something like Flash, when you get to the much more advanced stuff — richer interfaces, more complex network protocols, more complex APIs — it really falls short.” We’ve had a platform for years that can build rich Internet applications that are extremely sophisticated.
Our issue hasn’t really been, can you build interesting rich Internet applications? But that it’s difficult. And most of our efforts really are around making a lot of it easier.
In RIA technology space Flash Platform and AJAX are leader and Microsoft (Silverlight) and SUN (JavaFX) are just coming in action.
I am sure that Flash/Flex Platform Community will have some reaction on this.
You can read full article here…
At the end there are many comments and concern posted by users have been answered by James.
Have a look at interesting post hereâ€¦