402: Add Some Flash to Your Oracle DB Applications: Flex and OpenLaszlo
William Jackson , Raytheon Company    Biography
Michael Martin , Raytheon Company    Biography
Dustin Marx , Raytheon Company    Biography

Objectives: Understand how Flash allows web developers to overcome many of the challenges of web development.
Understand basics of Flex and how Flex allows rapid implementation of Flash-based web applications.
Understand basics of OpenLaszlo and how it can be used to build Flash-based web applications.
Abstract: Adobe Flash is a web browser runtime environment that is installed on the vast majority of internet-connected computers. Adobe Flash offers several advantages for web developers including its ubiquitous nature and its cross-browser support.

Even with the frameworks and tools available to help with Ajax development, web developers must deal with idiosyncrasies of the different major browsers for even some of the simplest tasks. Adobe Flash brings a dynamic and flashy runtime to the web. Developers of Flash-based applications need not worry about specific browser details and can instead focus on impressive, highly fluid web applications.

This presentation will open with the case for Flash in web applications and then will cover two similar but distinct approaches to Flash development: Adobe’s Flex and Laszlo Systems’ OpenLaszlo. Examples of using Flex and OpenLaszlo with Java EE on the server side will be demonstrated.

Audiernce Focus: Developers
Expertise: Beginner
Track: Development
Date: Monday, April 14, 2008
Time: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM