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Shashank Tiwari

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After months of build-up, Adobe MAX 2008 (North America) managed to live up to its expectations! Its not unusual for conference organizers to over-promise — after all they want more and more folks to sign-up. However, this year’s MAX was hyped not only by its organizers but the general community ho-hum that something cool and big was coming. People knew Thermo, Flash on the iPhone and Flex 4 with its new workflow were in the oven, but there was the mystery around what the final baked product might look like and if something else was cooking that nobody had a clue of. So with all this expectation in mind, I landed around midnight on Sunday November 16th in San Francisco. Caught on some sleep and got to the venue (the good old Moscone Center) at 8.00am the next morning. Well in time for breakfast and the opening keynote. The registration process was smooth but the br... (more)

Flex 4 and SD West 2009

Last week I spoke on Flex 4 at SD West 2009. Apart from the warm California weather, I enjoyed the great conference. It had the usual impressive line-up of speakers and attendees, a good number of expo participants and the annual JOLT awards ceremony. The flagship topic of the conference, as is at most SD conferences (SD Best Practices and SD West), was “agile” software development. Added to it was a pinch  of DSL(s), good old C++, Java, .Net, cloud computing, web2.0, security, testing and the now much less talked about data structures and such. The conference was structured aro... (more)

On Integrating Java and RIA at the Princeton JUG

Speaking on integrating Java and RIA at the Princeton Java Users Group tomorrow (March 25, 2009). The session talks about the pull and push based models for communication between a Java server and a rich web application. The remoting and messaging infrastructure within BlazeDS and both Flex and JavaScript based front-ends are considered in the discussion. This session focuses on the view through the pipes, especially through those that connect the two layers. The session is a mix of theory, code and the current practice. Integrating Java and RIA -- a view through the pipes If y... (more)

High Performance Flex Applications

Coming Thursday (April 16, 2009) evening I speak on tuning Flex applications for superior performance at the Chicago Flex and AIR Developers Group. If you are in Chicago and are a member of this developers group then I hope to see you then. If you are in Chicago and are interested or curious about these technologies then being part of this group would be a good choice. The session starts at 5.30pm with networking over some snacks. The presentation will start at 6.00pm and expect it to go on till 7.30pm.  Details about the event can be obtained from the Chicago Flex site’s offic... (more)

Five Technology Application Trends in 2011

Five technology application trends that I think will be most popular in 2011 are: Tablets, tablets and tablets: iPad started the fever and its not stopping anytime soon. Newer and smarter tablets of all sizes, form factors and capabilities will emerge. Newer and newer applications for these devices will be available. Big data will get bigger: More and more big data will become available in the public domain and we will see the emergence of newer and smarter storage and analytics solutions in the space. In other words NoSQL and all tools that help manage big data will boom. Cloud... (more)