In this interview, Graeme Rocher and Guillaume Laforge of SpringSource talk about the present and future of the Grails framework and the Groovy language. Rocher talks about Grails 1.4 and some of its enhancements such as improvements to GORM. And Laforge discusses Groovy 1.8, which features new DSL authoring capabilities, among other things. They look at how Java’s future impacts their projects.
Christophe Coenraets discusses Adobe Catalyst, the developer-designer interaction, Flex 4.0, AIR 2.0, Livecycle Data Services (LCDS) 3.0, the Flex 4 component model, model-driven development, and Flex/Flash Builder 4.0.
In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2008, Vertigo CEO Scott Stanfield discusses Silverlight. Topics covered include the Silverlight feature set, the development paradigm, developer/designer workflow, future changes in both versions 2 and 3, Silverlight adoption, cross-platform support, the future of RIAs, cloud computing, and business RIAs.
In this interview from QCon London 2008, Christophe Coenraets discusses Flex 3, Flex Builder, AIR, BlazeDS, the move towards open source at Adobe, how to integrate Flex with existing applications, and the challenges of integrating Rich Internet Applications with search engines and built-in browser functionality.
In this interview from QCon San Francisco 2007, James Ward discusses Rich Internet Applications (RIAs), Flex and AIR, how Flex helps in the development of RIAs, the changes in ActionScript 3, the Tamarin engine, desktop and offline capabilities, Flex Builder, the Flex developer community, LiveCycle Data Services, the AMF protocol, RIA development trends, and the Flex component model.
Learn about the re-launch of Major League Baseball’s website on Silverlight. With the website’s back-end written in Java and much of the user interface built with JSP, MLB.com is not your typical candidate for adopting Microsoft’s newest technology for building Rich Internet Apps. Henry Belmont and Thaniya Keereepart share the reasoning behind choice and implementation details.
Top rubyist Rich Kilmer gives InfoQ visitors an eye-opening look into his years of success using Ruby to tackle tough defense-related challenges at Darpa. Our interview covers a wide range of cutting-edge technologies from DSLs to Semantic Web technologies such as OWL, to using Flash as a front-end UI framework.