Starting Monday May 18, 2009 fun begins at Indianapolis. No, not the car
race; its 360 Flex! 360 Flex is a unique and special event for many reasons,
Its the one and only event dedicated completely to Flex (and AIR). Its an
informal event that is run for the community, by the community. Till this
edition, there wasn’t much of a formal call-for-participation process
either. Interested folks contacted Tom and John and if the topic was
interesting and there was enough enthusiasm and originality, you presented
your wondeful idea at the conference. This time the submission overwhelmed
the nice mom-and-pop process and forced one to have some sense of formalism.
Yet, it was still a comfortable process, full of open dialogues and community
participation. No big wordy contracts and no restrictions on how you can
share your material. Most, if not all, sessions cover ... (more)
Getting Started with BlazeDS, a DZone RefCard on Adobe BlazeDS that I
authored is available online. Go ahead and download it now.
The great thing about the DZone RefCards is that they are terse and useful
presentations of technical topics and are available completely free of
charge. The RefCard on BlazeDS is a quick 6 page practical introduction to
some of the key aspects of using BlazeDS. For more details, consider reading
my book on Adobe BlazeDS — Professional BlazeDS (Wiley/Wrox, 2009).
Please let me know if you find the RefCard useful. Also, please point out to
me any errors... (more)
Humans are not horses and it takes more than rewards to get the best out of
them. In fact, more rewards for complex tasks that requires sophisticated
algorithmic thinking leads to poor performance. If you are confused by now,
then watch this brilliant animated presentation:
Given that human tasks are increasingly getting complex and automated
intelligent applications is the direction, we are all headed to, does it mean
large rigid corporates are going to get drained out of talent? On the
corollary, does it mean those who run for money essentially don’t care
about challenging wo... (more)
Five technology application trends that I think will be most popular in 2011
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)
Thanks to all of you, who were able to join me at the session last evening.
Thanks much for the kind remarks some of you left behind on the meetup
message board, post the session. Its very rewarding to know that many of
you enjoyed the session and found it very useful. I loved the many questions
that were brought up and discussed in the room. Please feel free to send more
questions by emailing them to me at st (at) treasuryofideas (dot) com.
Alternatively, you could tweet them to me at @tshanky.
The presentation from last evening is available online
at http://www.slideshare.net... (more)