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.
In this presentation recorded during QCon London 2008, Christophe Coenraets presents Flex and AIR, two technologies from Adobe used to create, deploy and run Rich Internet Applications. After a brief introduction to each technology, Coenraets showed some applications built with them.
Giles Bowkett captures the heart and soul of the RubyFringe conference as he demonstrates his revolutionary Archaeopteryx MIDI generator. He delivers an eloquent, highly politicized call to action in a career-defining presentation that is raucously hilarious yet unnerving in its practicality.
At RubyFringe John Lam talks about his path to dynamic languages, some of the problems of making IronRuby run fast, and how the DLR helps with implementing languages.
Scott Delap provides an overview of Swing and Eclipse RCP technologies in today's world of RIA applications, as well as advances in deployment techniques such as Java Web Start and Pack200 which assist in the centralized deployment of desktop apps. Scott also compares when to use Java vs. other technologies such as Ajax, Flex, and OpenLazslo.
Ken Getz demonstrates several different techniques you can use when building Windows applications, including: Creating owner-drawn controls, binding controls to just about anything, exposing protected information with inheritance, exposing new control behavior using inheritance, handling thread synchronization with Windows forms, and creating your own property grid. Samples in both C# and VB.NET.
Windows Presentation Foundation is a fundamental shift from how interactive applications have previously worked in Windows. In this session, Ian Griffiths shows key features of WPF such as XAML, composition, layout, animation, and data binding. Moreover, we will examine the need for WPF, showing both how and why it differs so radically from the classic Win32 approach.
ClickOnce, part of version .NET 2.0, allows the deployment of Windows-based rich client apps by placing the app files on a Web or file server and providing the user with a link. This session covers VS 2005 deployment capabilities for online and offline support, rolling back to previous versions of an app, listing an app in the Start Menu and control panel, and zone-based debugging.
Billy Hollis provides a virtual walkthrough of Microsoft's rich client user interface framework formerly codenamed Avalon and now known as Windows Presentation Foundation. Billy begins with the WPF application model and XAML language then discusses controls and containers in depth.Billy finishes with a discussion of when and where to use WPF while pointing out best practices throughout.
You'll discover capabilities you never knew existed, learn to use advanced OO capabilities in Windows Forms, find out how to build large, complex Windows Forms applications, and get an advanced look at the changes in Windows Forms 2.0 for Visual Studio 2005. Capabilities included in the "toolkit" include management and display of forms, data validation, security management, and dirty checking.