April Meeting

Everything’s ready for our April 2009 meeting.  We will have two
presentations (more below).  April’s meeting will be held in downtown
Miami.

Please confirm your participation by replying to rsvp <at> miamijug.org.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 6:00 PM – 9:45 PM

Agenda:

* Networking (6:00 – 6:45)
* Rapid Software Evolution – Borislav Iordanov (6:45 – 8:00)
* Rich Internet Applications & Java (RIAs) – Mark Piller (8:15 –
9:30)

Presentation Abstracts:

* Rapid Software Evolution
The complexity wall – limitations of the fundamental principals of
software development. A look at the concept of evolutionary
engineering, the elements of an evolutionary software construction
platform and what it would mean in practice.

* Rich Internet Applications & Java (RIAs)
Session will provide an overview of techniques and approaches Java
developers can use in day-to-day activities for integrating server-
side Java applications with various rich client technologies including
Flex, Flash, AJAX and Silverlight. Additionally, you will learn about
the tools we have developed to assist with application development,
testing and runtime optimization. You will learn about client-side
code generators for remoting and data management use-cases, learn how
to create real-time messaging (pub/sub) applications with RIA front-
end, see a demo of remoting invocation debugger and on-the-wire
traffic visualizer. Finally, you will see a demonstration of user
behavior tracking and analytics for a Java application. The session
provides a lot of coding samples and API reviews. It is targeted at  a
wide range of developers  ranging from beginner level to very
advanced. Parts of the presentation will be useful for management
folks and they are welcome to attend as well.

Speakers Bios:
Borislav Iordanov, a programmer with 13 years of experience in
software development and architecture, mainly within the OO paradigm.
About half of those years were spent marvelling at the state of the
art while the second half progressed into an unbearable
disenchantment.

Mark Piller is the founder and Chief Architect of Midnight Coders, an
innovative and forward-thinking company specializing in products for
RIA development, testing, integration and analytics. Mark has over 15
years of software development experience. For the past six years he
has been specializing in building software infrastructure products
designed to integrate Flex, Flash, and AJAX applications with a
variety of backend systems, including .NET, Java, PHP, and Ruby on
Rails. Mark is very passionate about ease-of-use of software and
prides himself in creating technologies that clearly demonstrate that
quality.

Venue:

Miami-Dade County
111 NW 1st Street, 18th Floor
Miami, FL

Parking Place: The parking lot is on 111 NW 3rd ST:
http://www.miamidade.gov/GSA/on_street_prkg.asp#mdnl
and it will be free if you say you are coming to the JUG meeting.

Sponsor: Miami-Dade County

See you there!

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