Integrating Flex and Rails with RubyAMF
Location: Pavilion 9 - 10 Audience level:
One of the coolest things about Rails, besides the obvious, is that you get a multi-format client almost for free. RubyAMF is a Rails plug-in that allows easy and fast integration between Flex applications and Rails using Adobe’s open format for transferring typed data to and from Flash applications. In this session we’ll walk through building a Flex application powered by a Rails back-end service. We’ll see how to work with translation to native objects in both directions, working with hierarchical data and more advanced configuration options. We’ll be expounding on some topics covered in “Flex on Rails: Building Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex 3 and Rails 2,” a new book from Addison Wesley co-authored by the speaker.
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Tony Hillerson is a Software Architect for EffectiveUI. He graduated from Ambassador University with a BA in MIS. On any given day he may be working with Flex, Java, Rails, Maven, Ant, Ruby, or shell scripts. Tony has contributed to and developed on many community projects, such as RubyAMF. He’s written whitepapers, including one on Flex and Live Cycle Data Services, and is currently co-authoring a book on Flex and Rails. This year Tony has spoken at 360|Flex and Adobe MAX, as well as local user groups.
Tony is interested in all levels of usability and experience design, from the database to the server to the glass.
In his free time Tony enjoys playing the bass, playing World of Warcraft, making electronic music, making beer, learning Latin, and studying philosophy. Tony lives outside Denver, CO with his wife and son Titus.
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