James Ward

James Ward
Engineering and Open Source Ambassador, Salesforce.com

Website | @_JamesWard

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 GitHub.com/jamesward.

Sessions

Development, Web 2.0 at Work, Workshop
Location: 1A14 Level:
James Ward (Salesforce.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
This is a 3 hour, hands on course for attendees wanting to learn the basics of communications from Flash, Flex and AIR based systems to Java app servers, REST style XML over HTTP, Restful SOA, Web Services (SOAP), connecting to PHP using HTTP, AMF binary format and more. Every attendee will complete a minimum of 8 different code projects and be able to take their work home on their laptop. Read more.
Development
Location: 1A14 Level:
Josh Holmes (Microsoft), James Ward (Salesforce.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.65, 17 ratings)
Come listen to leading RIA experts from Microsoft and Adobe discuss many of the best and worst practices in building a RIA (Rich Internet Application) covering topics like state management, fault tolerance, service composition, communications protocols, message formats and much more. Read more.
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  • Jive Software
  • Layered Technologies, Inc.
  • Neustar, Inc.
  • OpenText
  • Opera Software
  • Overtone
  • Qtask
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • Sony Ericsson

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