Looks like I've got another conference marathon coming up this week. I'm really excited I get to go to JavaPolis thanks to Christoph Rooms. Last year was amazing and am looking forward to catching some sessions on Adobe technology from a Java perspective. Truth be told I'm a real noob when it comes to Java . While a lot of Java developers are now starting to look at Flex and AIR for me its actually the other way round, looking at how I can leverage Java as a backend for Flex applications.
Some sessions I'm hoping to catch at JavaPolis include:
Introduction to Ajax - Sang Shin Google API's - Dick Wall Thinking in Flex - Bruce Eckel, James Ward and Christoph Rooms JavaFX in Action - Jim Weaver Developing Software like a band plays Jazz - Erich Gamma
Then on Wednesday I'm attending the annual FeWeb event where I'll see the following sessions:
New generation e-learning software with Flex - Christophe Herreman Rich client experiences with MS Expression & Silverlight - Wim Verhaeghen The new Adobe technologies - Wim Vanhenden What are Google's plans for 2008? - Matthew "Chewy" Trewhella (Google UK)
Haven't had a lot of exposure to Silverlight and JavaFX yet (the first unfortunately crashed my Mac first time I tried installing it and has reinforced my skepticism about Microsoft and cross-platform solutions, the second I haven't had time to research yet).
I'm going with an open mind and will be taking lots of notes so as soon as I have some time I should be writing up a blog post on emerging technologies for the online, desktop and mobile space.