In episode 11, we have a fun interview with Matt Raible. Matt is a popular blogger and speaker in the Java community. This edition captures the desired essence of Drunk On Software, just three geeks chatting over a few beers.
Category Archives: Architecture
In this Episode, we welcome Bruce Eckel in a video we recorded at the QCon San Francisco conference. Bruce and James recently released a book titled, First Steps in Flex. The book is designed to be a quick intro for those interested in learning Adobe Flex.
In the video, we discuss the Code Jams and OpenSpace conferences Bruce hosts, the RIA landscape, and James and Bruce’s book.
Bruce’s Hybridizing Java Article
In this Episode, we chat with Anvil project founder Ryan Knight. Anvil is an Open Source project that was built to help make Enterprise Flex development easier. In addition, it provides a portal environment for running Flex applications.
Ryan shares details about the problems Anvil solves, and the projects long-term goals. We also discuss some of the challenges of building applications with the Flex framework. Also, look for the cameo appearance of Gorilla Logic CEO, Stu Stern.
This video is the genesis of Drunk On Software. We had discussed doing an interview on Flex for Software Managers and Architects for quite a while, and only that day decided it could be a series. We start the interview by calling it Scotch Talk and endorsing Chet Haase’s humor book. We are still trying to master things like the audio and video size, so please bear with us.
In the interview, we cover many architecture questions around Flex and AIR in detail, including the following items:
- An overview of Flex
- Joel Spolsky’s (Joel On Software) comment on Flash / Flex not being “webby”
- Potential issues with Flash being a closed platform
- Real cost of adopting Flex for Enterprise Project
- Flex for large applications
- Compiler Performance
- Testing Flex Applications
- Comparing RIA Platforms
- Performance and Scalability
- Security Constraints
- Accessibility in Flex