London User Group - August 2008

Flex, Silverlight or JavaFX - which should you choose?

Here are the details of the August London User Group.

  • Title : Flex, Silverlight or JavaFX - which should you choose?
  • Summary : Rich Internet Applications are a hot topic at the moment; with Adobe, Microsoft and Sun vying for your attention in a post-AJAX world. But which should you choose? In this session, Simon Brown will present a look at three major RIA platforms - Flex, Silverlight and JavaFX. A common example will be used to demonstrate each of the platforms, additionally acting as a baseline for an unbiased comparison of the code, development paradigm, flexibility, ease of use and so on. The format will be presentation followed by a roundtable discussion where you can ask questions and share your own RIA experiences. Come along and let the RIA debate begin.
  • Date : Wednesday, 20th August 2008
  • Time : 18:30-20:00
  • Location : Skills Matter, 1 Sekforde Street
  • Format : Presentation and discussion, with further discussion in a local pub (The Crown).
  • Cost : Free, but registration is required.

Skills Matter
Many thanks to Skills Matter for sponsoring the user group.

Update, 13th August : Registration link added and we also have Adobe stuff to giveaway!

About the author

Simon is an independent consultant specializing in software architecture, and the author of Software Architecture for Developers (a developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership and the balance with agility). He’s also the creator of the C4 software architecture model and the founder of Structurizr, which is a collection of open source and commercial tooling to help software teams visualise, document and explore their software architecture.

You can find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrown ... see for information about his speaking schedule, videos from past conferences and software architecture training.

JavaFX : why, how and when will it be successful?

At the August 2008 Coding the Architecture London User Group, I presented an overview of Flex, Silverlight and JavaFX. If you've watched the video from the session, you would have seen that I wasn't very complimentary about JavaFX.

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