Comparing Flex Frameworks

I’ll be making a presentation Comparing Flex Frameworks at New York Flex User Group on July 24, 2008. User group meetings are free to attend, but require registration. Here’s the description of this session:

A year ago, there was Flex and there was Cairngorm. Today, Flex developers use about a dozen frameworks.  The goal of any framework is to make the process of software development and maintenance easier. There are different ways of achieving this goal. Some people prefer working with frameworks that are based on the Model-View-Controller pattern, while other like dealing with class libraries of components. Each approach has its pros and cons. During this 80–minute session we’ll go over the same application that was built using Cairngorm, Clear, PureMVC and Mate frameworks.

This presentation is based on a chapter of the upcoming OReilly book “Enterprise Flex: Best Practices”, which I’m co-authoring with two other Flex experts of Farata Systems.  For those who think that I should be more modest and shouldn’t call myself  Flex expert, here’s a quote by Niels Bohr, a Nobel Prize winner: “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field”. Now I make a lot less mistakes in Flex as after completing several enterprise Flex/Java projects things are getting a lot clearer.

I’ll re-run the same presentation on September 11, 2008 (tentatively) at Philly’s Flex User Group.

This presentation is also included as a part of my Cairngorm training class on July 21, 2008 in NYC.

Finally, consider attending the first Enterprise Flex Symposium on August 19, 2008 in NYC. Enter the discount code flexthirty to get 30% off the price (new registrtants only). This small-scale technical event will feature the following presentations:

Comparison of Flex Frameworks
Enterprise Portals with Flex: Challenges and Solutions
Open Source Networking  Solutions for Flex Applications
Free Eclipse Plugins for Developing  RIA with Flex
Developing  Flex applications for LiveCycle ES
Enterprise Reporting with Flex

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Yakov Fain

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