360|Flex Recap - San Jose 2010

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A quick overview of some of the sessions from 360|Flex San Jose 2010. Presented at the St. Louis Flex User Group.

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  • 360|Flex Recap - San Jose 2010

    1. 1. 360|FLEX RECAP
    2. 2. 360|FLEX ROCKS
    3. 3. 360|FLEX ROCKS • Conference Overview
    4. 4. 360|FLEX ROCKS • Conference Overview • Stuff You Can Use Today
    5. 5. 360|FLEX ROCKS • Conference Overview • Stuff You Can Use Today • Stuff You Could Use Today, but Will Be Better Tomorrow
    6. 6. OVERVIEW
    7. 7. • http://www.flickr.com/groups/360flex/
    8. 8. • http://www.flickr.com/groups/360flex/ • 4 Days
    9. 9. • http://www.flickr.com/groups/360flex/ • 4 Days • 360ish attendees
    10. 10. • http://www.flickr.com/groups/360flex/ • 4 Days • 360ish attendees • Approx 50 Sessions
    11. 11. Session Topics
    12. 12. Session Topics • Intro to Flex • Designer Developer Workflow • Hands on Hardware • Brightcove • Mate • RIA Advertising • RobotLegs • OSMF • PayPal • Hamcrest • Flex Components • LiveCycle • Omniture Analytics • Hiring and Keeping Devs • Agile Practices • Phidgets
    13. 13. cont.
    14. 14. cont. • APIs, Libs, Modules, Components • New in Flex 4 • Gaia • P2P • Poo • Reflex • Contracts • Automation: Build and Deploy • Greenthreading • TDD • Text Layout Framework • GPS • Principles of RIA Design • Performance • Building iPhone Apps in Flash • Business
    15. 15. cont.
    16. 16. cont. • Ouch • Push Button Engine • Git • Flash Platform Relevance • Pee • Optimization • Continuous Integration • Adobe/Microsoft App Dev • UX • Multitouch
    17. 17. STUFF YOU CAN USE TODAY
    18. 18. RobotLegs Framework • Joel Hooks, @jhooks • Automated Dependency Injection is the new fad in Actionscript development • AS3 and Flex. Emphasis on MVCS with Mediator and Command Patterns. • RobotLegs & Gaia preso a week later at the Vegas FUG http://experts.na3.acrobat.com/p16739385/
    19. 19. RobotLegs In The Wild • http://www.dogooderchallenge.com/ HandbagDesignContest/BagBuilder/ • http://www.clubtreasureworld.com/ • http://hbopunchzone.com/ • http://www.robotlegs.org/community/
    20. 20. PushButton Engine • Nate Beck, @jnbeck • AS3 Game Engine created by Game Vets • Adobe Support • Open Source • Active Community (1018 registered) • http://pushbuttonengine.com/
    21. 21. OSMF • David Hassoun • OSMF (Open Source Media Framework) • http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/ osmf/Open+Source+Media+Framework • http://david.realeyes.com/?p=137
    22. 22. Flex Typography • Matt Guest, @mguest • Flash Text Engine and the Text Layout Framework
    23. 23. Flex Typography • Vastly improved OpenType • Real Kerning • Improved antialiasing and pixel snapping • Baseline snapping • Digit case and width • Ligatures
    24. 24. Greenthreading • Huyen Tue Dao, @queencodemonkey • While you cannot access other threads in FP, you can emulate threads in code. • http://queencodemonkey.com/ 2010/03/08/360flex-presentation-slides- and-code/ • http://code.google.com/p/greenthreads/
    25. 25. TDD with FlexUnit 4 • Elad Elrom, @eladelrom • http://elromdesign.com/blog/2010/03/10/ test-driven-development-tdd-with- flexunit-4-complete-tutorial/
    26. 26. UX PRINCIPLES • Andrew Powell, @umandy • http://www.slideshare.net/ivanhoe/andrew- powell-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying- and-love-ux • Features are dead. Focus on solutions and features will follow.
    27. 27. STUFF YOU COULD USE TODAY, BUT WILL BE BETTER TOMORROW.
    28. 28. REFLEX • An AS3 component framework relying more on composition than inheritance • Jacob (@jac_) and Tyler Wright (@xtyler) and Ben Stucki (@benstucki) • http://jacwright.com • http://www.xtyler.com/ • http://github.com/reflex/ • http://groups.google.com/group/reflex-platform
    29. 29. REFLEX • Demo: http://www.xtyler.com/code/ 310#more-310 • Demos and Slides: http://jacwright.com/ blog/394/reflex-demos/
    30. 30. iPhone and Mobile Dev • Paul Robertson's (@probertson) Session: http://probertson.com/articles/2010/03/16/ slides-and-examples-developing-iphone- apps-flash-platform/ • Renaun Erickson's (@renaun) Session on optimization for mobile: http://renaun.com/ blog/2010/03/10/304/
    31. 31. one more thing...
    32. 32. GO TO 360|FLEX http://360flex.com @360flex

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