Connecting RIA's to Services

Development, Web 2.0 at Work, Workshop
Location: 1A14 Level:
Average rating: ****.
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RIA developers increasingly are required to connect front end applications to back end systems. While this task can appear daunting, it is actually far simpler than many developers imagine. This 3 hour course will be 100% hands on development work and cover many protocols, back end systems and service configurations. Even if you have little programming experience, you will be able to complete most of these labs.

Covered in the course will be specific technology stacks such as PHP, Flex, Adobe AIR, Flash, AMF, SOAP, WSDL, REST (architectural style), HTTP, XML, Java and J2EE. Architecturally, developers will also learn best practices including try-catch loops, fault detection, user interface feedback and more.

Attendees will be handed a CD to install on their own computers and are free to take their work home after the session as reference material. Even if you have minimal programming experience, this course is formatted to be completed by most anyone.

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James Ward

James Ward is the engineering and open source ambassador at Salesforce. James frequently presents at conferences around the world, such as JavaOne, Devoxx, and many other Java get-togethers. Along with Bruce Eckel, James coauthored First Steps in Flex. He has also published numerous screencasts, blogs, and technical articles. Starting with Pascal and Assembly in the ’80s, James found his passion for writing code and began doing web development with HTML, Perl/CGI, and Java in the ’90s. Over his career, James built a Flex- and Java-based customer service portal for Pillar Data Systems; was a technical evangelist for Flex at Adobe; was a principal developer evangelist at Salesforce, where he taught developers how to deploy apps on the cloud with Heroku; and was a developer advocate at Typesafe, where he created Typesafe Activator and led the Reactive Software vision. James posts code at

  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Awareness
  • Blue Kiwi Software
  • Ericsson Labs
  • Jive Software
  • Layered Technologies, Inc.
  • Neustar, Inc.
  • OpenText
  • Opera Software
  • Overtone
  • Qtask
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Sony Ericsson

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