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How To Build On-Demand Business Apps Using Force.com & Flex

SalesForce.com's Dave Carroll & Adobe's James Ward to Present at SYS-CON's AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo

Enterprises are enthusiastically embracing the shift from traditional client/server computing to SaaS. Inspired by customers who have embraced the web, developers are using RIA tools to create innovative new on-demand business applications.

One important factor in the shift from traditional computing to SaaS has been ease of use through vendors' careful attention to the user experience utilizing RIA technologies. This jointly presented session will present how RIA technologies such as AJAX and Flex - in combination with the Force.com platform - provide all the tools necessary for developers to build an enterprise-class application - sometimes within hours!

Hosted by Dave Carroll of salesforce.com and James Ward of Adobe, attendees will learn:

  • How development-as-a-service can speed project development time while decreasing costs and complexity
  • How the flexibility that development-as-a-service offers developers and designers in the way they approach projects
  • How RIA tools such as Flex and AJAX can be leveraged to create compelling, easy to use, enterprise applications on-demand

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Speaker Bios: Dave Carroll is Principal Platform Evangelist at SalesForce.com. His focus is on growing the developer community and inspiring developers to think creatively about using various Web 2.0 technologies with the company’s Force.com on-demand platform and AppExchange marketplace.

James Ward is a Technical Evangelist for Flex at Adobe and Adobe’s JCP representative to JSR 286, 299, and 301. Much like his love for climbing mountains, he enjoys programming because it provides endless new discoveries, elegant workarounds, summits and valleys. His adventures in climbing have taken him many places. Likewise, technology has brought him many adventures, including: Pascal and Assembly back in the early 90s; Perl, HTML, and JavaScript in the mid 90s; then Java and many of its frameworks beginning in the late 90s. Today he primarily uses Flex to build beautiful front-ends for Java based back-ends. Prior to Adobe, James built a rich marketing and customer service portal for Pillar Data Systems.

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Ever since Google popularized a smarter, more responsive and interactive Web experience by using AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML) for its Google Maps & Gmail applications, SYS-CON's RIA News Desk has been covering every aspect of Rich Internet Applications and those creating and deploying them. If you have breaking RIA news, please send it to RIA@sys-con.com to share your product and company news coverage with AJAXWorld readers.

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