Flex Camp Wall Street

by Shashank Tiwari

Flex is gaining adoption among Java programmers and I must confess it’s a fantastic match in my experience. With Java, you get the robust server side that integrates and works with pretty much every useful technology in the enterprise and with Adobe Flex you have a super nice highly interactive rich interface for your application.

For those of you, who have similar opinion or those of you, who are wondering why I am saying such a marriage is excellent, a full day of sessions on the topic is something you want to participate in. Its another Flex Camp and this time it’s in New York City. Not to forget it has an excellent lineup of speakers. (Your truly is speaking at the event as well)

Scheduled for April 18, 2008 Flex Camp Wall Street -- http://www.flexcampwallstreet.com -- is a unique event that will provide practical tips, techniques and actionable advise for adoption of Flex and AIR based RIA within banks, brokerages, fund management companies, insurance firms and other financial services institutions. Sessions have plenty of emphasis on real-time updates, portal integration, hibernate integration, advanced data visualization and offline applications, so most of you may find the event extremely useful. Please read the session descriptions -- http://www.flexcampwallstreet.com/session_descriptions.html -- for details.

Lastly, for those who are tracking the world of Flex, the famous evangelist bloggers -- Christophe Coenraets (http://coenraets.org/) and James Ward (http://www.jamesward.org/) -- are going to be at the event.

Its a day long event. The cost of the event is $99 per attendee.

All other relevant information is online at http://www.flexcampwallstreet.com


Craig McDonnell
2008-02-29 13:38:20
Hi, I'm based in the UK. Does anyone know of any similar events running here?
Thanks. Craig
2008-02-29 14:36:49
Is there a good starting place if you want to start learning Flex? Or take it for a test drive? Everything I've seen has been using the Flex Builder App. I'm interested in learning to use the framework without the gui. Understand how it all works and not just assume it's all magic.

We're currently developing an app with the extjs framework for the front end. I'd love to implement it in flex and see which one is better for what we are doing.

Information on stuff like building with ant, deploying the app, making it part of a java web application.

Craig McDonnell
2008-02-29 15:17:35
Hi Scott,
I found Charles E. Brown's "Essential Guide to Flex 2 and ActionScript 3.0" to be a pretty good introduction. I started out without the IDE (about 6 months back) and found the book easy to follow with only the free SDK. Not sure if the book's a little dated now... ?
Craig McDonnell
2008-03-01 10:23:41
IDE: ADOBE Flex Studio, Flash Develop (OSS)
REMOTING: GraniteDS, BlazeDS, OpenAmf, ADOBE Flex LCDS (Expensive)
ANT build: flexTasks