Kevin Korngut introduces Adobe AIR, a cross-platform runtime environment for desktop and mobile applications.
Nat Pryce exemplifies how he dealt with flickering, false positives, slow, and messy tests appearing in asynchronous testing when trying to perform end-to-end testing.
Micah Martin introduces Limelight, a JRuby GUI library that uses the theater metaphor for writing GUIs. The talk introduces basic concepts, how to style GUIs, and much more.
Peter Pilgrim makes an introduction to the Java FX platform, presenting its scripting language, the standard deployment method of applications, client integration with the server and what’s planned for its future.
Stephan Janssen’s presentation is organized around Parleys.com, a web site whose front end is implemented in Flash. He explains why they dumped DHTML and switched to Flex/AIR. He also talks about two technologies that could be used instead, GWT and JavaFX, presenting their pros/cons.
Scott Delap shares his experience creating a lobby interface for an online game using Flex&Air. He details on related technologies used, available tooling and frameworks pros&cons, remoting options, unit, functional and load testing approach used.
Jnan Dash makes an introduction to enterprise RIA and of Curl, an enterprise RIA platform similar to Flash/Flex. He presents 4 examples of successful Curl implementations and the advantages of Curl over the other RIA solutions.
In this talk from FutureRuby Adam Blum shows Rhodes, an open source Ruby-based framework for building locally executing apps with access to device features for all major smartphone devices.