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The 'Flex Developer Bootcamp' is in full swing in New York City, at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2007 East, as SYS-CON Events presents the first in the 2007 series of this sellout one-day program of hands-on learning about Flex...not by talking about it as much as by doing it. With developers having traveled to New York's Roosevelt Hotel from as far away as Texas, India and Canada, to take advantage of the "Learning by Doing" approach that lies at the heart of the Bootcamp, the collective concentration in the Roosevelt's packed Plaza Suite was almost tangible. After an intense morning led by Yakov Fain, this afternoon Dr Victor Rasputnis (pictured above) had attendees reading data SQL-Java-Flex, having fun with customizing DataGrid controls, making their own Flex libraries, updating Flex-Java-SQL, and learning how to support complex transactions. The Most Distinguished... (more)

Adobe Announces A New Flex/AJAX Bridge

Adobe has announced a new Flex /JavaScript bridge; known as the Flex AJAX Bridge (FABridge), it is a small, unobtrusive library of code that you can insert into a Flex application, a Flex component, or even an empty SWF file to expose it to scripting in the browser, according to Adobe. Adobe says the bridge enables seamless integration of Flex applications with the browser’s JavaScript environment. The Flex DOM and ActionScript environment can be completely manipulated from the JavaScript environment and vice versa, and complex types can be marshalled across seamlessly. The ... (more)

"Real-World AJAX" One-Day Seminar: Bestselling Author Dave Crane To Speak in New York City on Monday March 13

Web users are getting tired of the traditional web experience, Dave Crane (pictured) will be telling the packed Grand Ballroom audience of i-Technology professionals who are attending on Monday March 13th the inaugural "Real-World AJAX" One-Day Seminar - the first of a nationwide sequence of high-octane, content-rich seminars delivered by the pioneers who for the past year have been using asynchronous JavaScript and XML, to give those same users a better experience. "Once users have experienced an AJAX interface," Crane will explain, "they hate to go back. AJAX is new way of thin... (more)

"Real-World AJAX" and "Flex 2.0 & Java" Books Announced by SYS-CON Books

SYS-CON Books (www.books.sys-con.com) has announced the forthcoming publication of two uniquely comprehensive and up-to-date books devoted to every aspect of AJAX technologies and Rich Internet Applications in the greater context of the overall "Web 2.0" spectrum: Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters Edited by: Dion Hinchcliffe - ISBN: 0-9777622-0-3 Written by: Dion Almaer, James Benson, Kurt Cagle, Ajit Jaokar, Kevin Hakman, Anil Sharma Book Website: www.RealWorldAjaxBook.com A process, not a technology, AJAX is changing the landscape of the Web. Armed with this book, you can bec... (more)

Web 2.0 News and Wrapping Up "Real-World AJAX" Seminar

Web 2.0 News and Wrapping Up Real-World Ajax It's been a busy, busy week indeed in the Web 2.0 and Ajax space.  Never mind the interesting discussions and news that came out this week on the Web, I've been traveling and indeed will be traveling to various Web 2.0-related events for the next week or so.  Expect lots more coverage as I start to dedicate more time to detailed blogging here.  At least for those of you who may not be able to attend all of these happenings, you'll get a good feel for all of things that are going on and can participate here, as always. Before I dive back ... (more)