Developing with Adobe AIR and Microsoft Silverlight
Web Directions focusses on practical and inspiring concepts, technologies and techniques for people whose day to day job is building web sites, applications and services. It’s for web designers, front and back end developers, product managers, Information Architects, and anyone else responsible for building great web solutions
Crash Course in Adobe AIR
Andre Charland will will give an overview or AIR, the APIs you get access to and how to build a simple Flex and HTML application with it. From there we will explore some of the tools available to make AIR development easier and faster. We’ll finish up with a few important usability guidelines and real world case studies of AIR projects.
A real world overview of Silverlight
Seattle-based Jackson Fish Market helped deliver the Silverlight based search engine Tafiti, one of the earliest commercial Silverlight applications.
In this presentation, Jackson Fish Market co-founder Walter Smith will give us a detailed overview of Microsoft’s RIA technology Silverlight. We’ll learn from Walter’s first hand experience the strengths and weaknesses of the platform, and see real world examples of what Silverlight can be used to achieve.
If you are looking to evaluate RIA frameworks, or just get a sense of the emerging RIA landscape, this session will prove invaluable.