Twenty five grand or bad RIA practice

June 21st, 2008 by Yakov Fain

This is called The Instinct Java Developer Contest. Actually, the first prize is $20K + up to $5K as free membership (?!) in the developer’s program. Details are here. This sweet deal was backed by Sprint that’s promotes Samsung’s Instinct… continue reading

Free passes to the SOAWorld 2008 in New York City

June 18th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

I’ll be speaking at the SOAWorld conference in NYC this Monday on using rich Internet applications as service consumers in SOA architecture. As a speaker, I can invite a small number of people to attend it for free (Golden Pass)…. continue reading

Cairngorm training in NYC and Flex 3 in San Francisco

June 17th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

Due to multiple requests for public training we’ve announced two more Flex training classes. One day hands-on “Intro to Adobe Cairngorm” will take place on July 21 in New York City. Curriculum for this course has been developed by Adobe,… continue reading

Our new book:” Enterprise Flex. Best Practices”

June 16th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

I’m writing a chapter for our new book called “Enterprise Flex: Best Practices”. I’m happy to announce that the band players remain the same. I’ll keep making the noise on the drums, Anatole plays base, and Victor is our rhythm… continue reading

Flex is strong because of Java

June 14th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

I’ve got an email stating that AOL finally abandoned the ugly Java applet that was used in the ICQ2Go , the Web version of hugely popular (about 30M users) instant messaging system. The person who sent me this email also… continue reading

First Enterprise Flex Symposium Will Take Place in New York City

June 12th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

Attend this full day technical symposium. Meet with Flex practitioners, and get ready to build your enterprise rich Internet application right the first time. Register today at nominal rate.  Details at

Flex 3 online instructor-led training

June 11th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

While attending a conference in India last month, many people asked me if we offer online Flex training. Answering these and other requests, we’ve scheduled a week of live instructor-led online class. Students can be located anywhere in the world… continue reading

Apple delivers the best keynote ever

June 10th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

Keynotes are often boring, but watching today’s keynote from WWDC conference was better than the movie “Sex and the City”  that I’ve enjoyed last week in the theater near me. I do not want to repeat the facts about iPhone… continue reading

Adobe Flex Training in Atlanta, GA

June 9th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

I’ll be teaching a week of Adobe Flex public training in Atlanta, GA in July. Details at I’d like to run two more such trainings this year. Go to phorum boardPlease suggest a city – can be anywhere in… continue reading