Adobe Flex is an open-source technology that lets you create GUI applications in Actionscript and XML that can be deployed anywhere Flash technology is supported, including Android, iOS, and Blackberry.
This gives you a way of building a GUI front-end for business applications that deploys to desktop, mobile, and tablet, fulfilling the prophetic goal of write-once, run anywhere for the mobile future.
This session is a crash course on Actionscript and MXML for Java Programmers, with a focus on leveraging your existing skill set to get you building Flash mobile applications by the time you leave. Come learn a new skill, and impress your friends and boss with your very first cross-platform mobile application.
Stephen Chin is a technical expert in RIA technologies, and Chief Agile Methodologist at GXS where he is leading a large-scale Lean/Agile rollout with hundreds of developers spread out across the globe. He coauthored the Apress Pro JavaFX Platform title, which is the current leading technical reference for JavaFX, and is lead author of the upcoming Pro Android Flash title. In addition, Stephen runs the very successful Silicon Valley JavaFX User Group, which has hundreds of members and tens of thousands of online viewers. Finally, he is a Java Champion and an internationally recognized speaker featured at Devoxx, Jazoon, and JavaOne, where he received a Rock Star Award. Stephen can be followed on twitter @steveonjava and reached via his blog: http://steveonjava.com/
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