Presentation: "Developing RIAs using Adobe AIR & Flex"

Time: Tuesday 14:40 - 15:30

Location: Lille Sal

Abstract: Building software that users love is usually a challenging endeavor. The open source Flex SDK technology helps developers easily build rich, sexy software - for the web and the desktop. Flex applications can run in the browser using the ubiquitous Flash Player or on the Desktop using the new Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR). This session will cover the basics of using Flex to build sexy software for the web and the desktop.
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Technical Evangelist for Flex James Ward, Adobe

Technical Evangelist for Flex 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.