Building Rich Internet Applications with Flex and Ruby on Rails

Simeon Bateman

Date: Wednesday 19 September 2007
Time: 10:45 - 11:30
Location: Saal Maritim A

Developers all over the globe are embracing cutting edge tools like Ajax, Rails, and Flex to architect rich internet applications that combine the familiarity of desktop applications with the reach of the Web. Ajax may have dominated the media buzz lately, but building Rails applications with Flex User interfaces has emerged as a powerful way to build next-generation rich internet applications. In this talk, Bateman will show how to use Ruby on Rails and Flex together to build those applications.

Bateman will use Rails’ familiar code generation techniques to create integration points between Flex and Rails. He will build a rich UI in Flex Builder to show how UI development is done in Flex, and will demonstrate how the power of flash remoting can simplify the communication between Flex and Rails. He will also demonstrate a method for allowing your existing Ajax applications to communicate with Flex within the browser.

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