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.
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.
Christophe Coenraets presents Flex and AIR, two technologies from Adobe used to create, deploy and run Rich Internet Applications, and he demos some applications built with them.
Eccentric artist turned overnight anti-celebrity, Giles Bowkett captures the heart and soul of RubyFringe as he demonstrates his revolutionary Archaeopteryx MIDI drum pattern generator.
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 & desktop applications including when to use Java for the client vs. Ajax, Flex, OpenLazslo.
Ken Getz demonstrates advanced Winforms techniques such as owner-drawn controls, exposing protected info & new control behaviour using inheritance, thread synchronization with Winforms, and much more.
Ian Griffiths shows the key features of WPF such as XAML, composition, layout, animation, and data binding, while also showing why WPF differs so radically from Win32.
Cathy Gero goes explains ClickOnce which 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.
Billy Hollis discusses the basics related to panels, controls and best practices in building Windows Presentation Foundation applications, Microsoft's rich client user interface framework, aka Avalon.