Rachel Andrews takes a look at how front-end development has changed over the last few years, and the issues those changes have created.
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 Java FX, 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 talks about Parleys.com and the technology used: 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 an application using Flex&Air, speaking on technologies used, tooling and frameworks choices, remoting, testing and integration with the client system.
Jnan Dash introduces enterprise RIA and Curl, a RIA platform similar to Flash/Flex. He presents 4 examples of successful Curl implementations and the advantages of Curl over the other RIA solutions.