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.
This is the 9th episode of Drunk On Software, where we sit down with Alex Moffat of Lombardi Software to discuss their usage of Google Web Toolkit (GWT). Alex shares an overview of GWT, and discuss his hands-on experience of using GWT on the development of Lombardi Blueprint product.
Note: This is our last interview shot with our old microphone … we do promise to do better with the audio quality in the future. Thanks for hanging in there with us.
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
In this episode we talk with another Drunk on Software favorite, Stephan Janssen. Stephan is the founder the Devoxx conference (formerly JavaPolis) held annually in Belgium. Devoxx is currently the second largest Java conference, behind only JavaOne. In addition to his work on the Devoxx conference, Stephan is the founder and lead engineer of Parleys.com. Parleys is a RIA platform for delivering online learning resources, such as videos, podcasts, slides, etc.
We caught-up with Stephan at the QCon conference in San Francisco, where he was speaking on RIA in the real world. In the episode we talk about Devoxx, Parleys, and the current state of the RIA world.
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