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Engaging with Web 2.0 Outside the Browser

Mike Chambers, Senior Product Manager for Developer Relations, Adobe

Track: Products & Services
Date: Wednesday, March 28
Time: 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Location: Gallery

Web 2.0 is more than a social networking phenomenon. It's a renaissance in web development that's removing previous constraints and exposing new paths to meet user expectations for richer and more engaging digital experiences on devices and platforms of all types. A number of technologies such as Ajax, Ruby on Rails, and Flash are emerging as the favorites in the developer's toolbox, taking the Web to these new levels of user engagement.

So, where to next? Rich Internet applications (RIAs), which break out from the traditional page-based web paradigm and currently run in the web browser, will soon be able to run on the desktop, both on and offline, with the ability to access local data and use web services to present an integrated and unique user experience.

In this session, Adobe's Mike Chambers will share best practices and techniques that leverage existing web development skills to build and deploy Web 2.0 applications that bridge the Web and desktop. Chambers will demonstrate a new application model for content delivery and collaboration across multiple operating systems and devices, and explain how HTML, JavaScript, PDF, and Flash are coming together in a new project, code-named Apollo.