I’ve just been asked to speak at the DX3 conference in Boston this spring. I’ll be giving a session about Flex working with various data sources. Flex can work as a front-end to many different server-side technologies and in this session we’ll examine a few of them and talk about how Flex can communicate with those systems.
I’ll be giving two sessions at the 360 Flex conference coming up on March 5th. The first will be an intro to E4X and how you can use it to make working with XML inside ActionScript much easier and more powerful. The second will be an overview of using Design Patterns within ActionScript 3 and Flex 2.
If you’re unfamiliar with Design Patterns, ActionScript 3 or using Design Patterns in ActionScript 3 this session would be great for you. You should also check out the book Joey Lott and I recently published titled Advanced ActionScript 3 with Design Patterns.
Ezra Freedman, Paul Newman, Jeremy Thorp and myself were attacked by a hail storm following the FlashBelt conference. We just wanted a nice quite meal. ;) All of them were taking video with their phones as I tried to save my car. Jeremy just posted his video on youtube.com. (Warning: There is some explicit language.)
Yes, I’m a slacker and hadn’t posted my FITC presentation until just now. But to try and make up for it I’m posting my FlashBelt presentation the same day the conference got over. ;) They are up on my presentations page now.
FlashBelt was a great conference again this year. There were a ton of great presentations including two on Flex 2 by Mark Anders; and Dave Mendels gave an incredible keynote. (I have video, I’ll try and post it soon.) If you didn’t make it to FlashBelt this year you really missed out. Mark your calendars for June 2007!
I’ll be speaking at FlashBelt here in Minneapolis again this year. I helped Dave Schroeder organize many of the technical speakers this year. This is a great conference and me be the best Flash conference for the money ($390 for the full 3 days). I’m doing one session on Design Patterns in ActionScript 3. Joey Lott will also be doing a second session on the same topic and we’re collaborating on a Design Pattern workshop as well. Joey and I have a book on ActionScript 3 with Design Patterns coming out sometime this summer.
I have a feeling there would be some big news at MAX this year with regards to the “Flex Framework” and Zorn. If you do any RIA development, you should be going to MAX.