I’m planning to make several presentations on using Adobe Flex 2 with or without Java in New York and New Jersey this year.
As the saying goes, “If you want God to laugh, tell him about your plans “, so let me put it this way: this is what I believe I’m going to be doing later this year:
1. The Real World Flex Seminar – Using Flex as a GUI RAD tool for Java Server Side Applications, August 14, 2006.
2. Using Flex 2 with Java, the meeting of New York Java SIG at Google, September 13, 2006.
3. Using Flex 2 with Java, the meeting of the Princeton Java Users Group, New Jersey, October 24, 2006
4. I’ll be teaching a hands-on 5 session evening course at New York University (School of Continuing Education) starting on November 9. This time I’ll roll up my sleeves and will be coding with the students (they are actually real-world programmers working fo various New New York businesses). My goal here is to explain the basics of Flex2/ActionScript3 and show how it can be used to create a front end piece for your business Rich Internet Applications (RIA) written in Java on the server side. If you live/work in the area and would like to have a jump start with this interesting technology, talk to your employers: they usually easily approve and pay for training at NYU, especially if it happens after business hours.
I’ll be missing a couple of other interesting Flex-related events in October, namely AJAX World (it has a Flex track) conference and MAX 2006. Go there, if you can.