First Joint Meeting of Belarus JUG and Adobe Flash Platform User Group Featured Adobe and SUN Microsystems
January 14, 2008, Minsk, Belarus – On December 18, 2008, a joint meeting of the Belarus Java User Group and Adobe Flash Platform User Group was held with the support of the Minsk Institute of Management and Altoros Systems. Cornel Creanga, Java Technical Lead at Adobe, for the first time presented Adobe Flex in Belarus and spoke on its integration with Java back-ends, while Alexander Zuev, Technology Evangelist at SUN Microsystems, delivered the first review of the new JavaFX development platform for Belarusian developers. More than 120 IT specialists from Minsk, Homel, and Vitebsk attended the conference, a dozen more followed the live broadcast online.
Short review of the conference
During the 15-minute coffee break, the conference attendees would not let Cornel relax as they bombarded him with questions on the differences between Flash, Flex, and other popular RIA-technologies. Meanwhile, other Java- and Flash-/Flex-developers chatted over a cup of tea or coffee.
At 20.20, Alexander Zuev, the Technical Evangelist at the Russian branch of SUN Microsystems, started his detailed review of the JavaFX platform, which was released on December 4, 2008. He explained the differences between JavaFX and Adobe Flex, demonstrated the capabilities of the new language, JavaFX Script, and spoke on the ways it interacts with existing Java programs. Alexander also covered the JavaFX development tools offered by SUN Microsystems, touched upon the company’s future plans, and answered all of the audience’s challenging and tricky questions. The most active participants were rewarded by Alexander with presents featuring SUN’s logo.
After the conference finished at 22.00, Alexander and Cornel along with a dozen other participants continued the discussion in a more casual setting in one of Minsk’s restaurants. The afterparty that started with discussing products and technologies quickly grew into banter on cultural differences, secret sides of the speakers’ biographies, Russian winters reaching -50 C, and vampires from Transylvania.
Pictures from the conference:
Presentation and audio links
1. “Adobe Flex and AIR Platform: Integration with Java Back-ends”
Speaker: Corneliu Vasile Creanga, Java Technical Lead, Adobe (Romania, Bucharest)
Presentation #1 (2.2 Mb): http://belarusjug.org/files/Cornel_Flex3_Intro.ppt
Presentation #2 (0.9 Mb): http://belarusjug.org/files/Cornel_Data_Intensive.ppt
Audio (50 Mb): http://belarusjug.org/files/Cornel_Flex3.wav
2. “JavaFX Platform and JavaFX Script: New Development Tools from SUN Microsystems”
Speaker: Alexander Zuev, Java Technology Evangelist, SUN Microsystems (Russia, St. Petersburg)
Presentation (1.4 Mb): http://belarusjug.org/files/Zuev_JavaFX.pdf
Audio (75 Mb): http://belarusjug.org/files/Alexander_Zuev_JavaFX.wav
“I was impressed by the enthusiasm and friendliness of the people in Belarus,” said Cornel Creanga, the speaker from Adobe. “I believe that it is one of the things that distinguish the Eastern Europeans from the other Europe inhabitants. I received a lot of questions regarding Adobe technologies and how they apply to the Java environment and had a good conversation about technology and outsourcing with Alexander Zuev, SUN’s new JavaFX Evangelist. I really enjoyed the time I spent in Belarus and I hope to be back again, not necessarily on behalf of Adobe, but also as a tourist, to enjoy the views of the country.”
“The format of the conference—speaking together with a representative from Adobe—turned out to be quite exciting,” noted Alexander Zuev, Java Technical Evangelist at SUN Microsystems. “I liked Minsk a lot and was really amazed by the Belarusian students that took part in the conference together with experienced specialists. The level of their general knowledge and education also impressed me. For instance, almost everyone knows that Java is not just the programming language, but also an island in the Indian Ocean. I would love to visit Minsk again; considering the number of trees in the city, it must be charming in spring!”
“The recent conference that brought together two user groups was unique, because it encompassed two, in a sense, competing technologies,” added Dr. Nikolay Susha, Rector of the Minsk Institute of Management. “We are glad that our institute could contribute to the constructive discussion of such technically complex and controversial issues.”
About the organizers of the event
The Minsk Institute of Management, founded in 1991, is one of the leading institutes of higher education in the Republic of Belarus. It provides complete facilities for training highly competent specialists in economics, law, psychology, foreign languages, and information technologies. Today, the resource base and the fully qualified faculty ensure teaching on a highly qualified level with the use of the latest achievements in science and technology. Please visit www.miu.by for more information.
Altoros Systems, Inc. is a global software delivery acceleration specialist that provides focused outsourced software product engineering, independent Quality Assurance, and testing services to software organizations and information-driven enterprises. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Western Massachusetts, Altoros has representative offices in Tampa, Florida. It manages a software development center in Eastern Europe out of its offices in Minsk, Belarus. In recent years, Altoros has started doing mass development of commercial software using the latest technologies, including Spring Framework 2.5, Hibernate 3.2, iBatis 2.3, JSF 1.2, as well as Adobe Flex, Ruby on Rails, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5, and Windows Mobile. For more information, please visit www.altoros.com.
The Belarusian Adobe Flash Platform User Group consists of developers and designers interested in sharing experience, knowledge, news, and everything else related to Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex, and Adobe AIR. The group aims to increase the number and quality of Belarusian Adobe Flash developers, learn Adobe technologies, and come up with joint projects. More on BAFPUG: www.bafpug.com.
The Belarus Java User Group was launched in late 2007 to bring together Java developers, Java users, and Java-driven companies in Belarus. The community intends to help the members meet on a regular basis to share ideas, experience, and thoughts on how to make the most of Java technologies in their daily work. The Belarus Java User Group already lists more than 200 Belarusian Java developers. To learn more about Belarus JUG, please visit www.belarusjug.org
Belarus Java User Group
+375 (29) 367-0849
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release First Joint Meeting of Belarus JUG and Adobe Flash Platform User Group Featured Adobe and SUN Microsystems here
News-ID: 65165 • Views: 1922
More Releases from Apatar
Apatar Simplifies Migration of Customer History from GoldMine to Salesforce CRM, …
New pre-built data integration solution from Apatar enables GoldMine to Salesforce CRM migration of customer activity history, prevents data loss, and ensures customer data quality, cutting development and maintenance costs. October 28, 2008, Chicopee, MA - Apatar, Inc., a provider of open source tools for data integration, today announced the GoldMine to Salesforce History Migration solution, which migrates client activity history between GoldMine and Salesforce CRM. This pre-build solution allows Apatar
Apatar Accelerates Customer Data Integration Between Open Source SugarCRM Packag …
New Apatar connector enables companies to integrate SugarCRM suite with databases, flat files, other CRM/ERP applications, and top Web 2.0 destinations, all without coding. October 16, 2008, Chicopee, MA – Apatar, Inc., the leading provider of open source software tools for the data integration market, today officially announced connectivity to the SugarCRM open source suite. The new SugarCRM connector is designed to integrate data between the popular customer relation management system
Apatar Data Integration and Vertica Analytic Database Accelerate Corporate Data …
New Apatar connector allows users to extract/load data from/to Vertica® Analytic Database, to improve data quality without any custom coding, and to deliver integrations across multiple data sources just in time. August 6, 2008, Chicopee, MA - Apatar, Inc., the leading provider of open source tools for data integration, today announced connectivity to the Vertica Analytic Database, a high-performance, grid-based column-oriented database management system used for analytics and business intelligence. The
Apatar to Speak on Enterprise 2.0 and Data Mashups at Dr. Dobb’s Architecture …
Renat Khasanshyn, the founder and CEO of Apatar, will speak on the future of enterprise data mashups at Dr. Dobb\'s Architecture & Design World 2008 on July 24, 2008 at the Hyatt McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. Apatar, Inc., the leading provider of open source software tools for the data integration market, has been selected to speak at the Dr. Dobb\'s Architecture & Design World 2008 conference, the independent event dedicated
More Releases for Java
Free Spire.PDF for Java v2.0.0 is released
News Overview E-iceblue released Free Spire.PDF for Java v2.0.0, which is a totally free and independent component for developers/programmers to process PDF documents. Hong Kong, Dec 14, 2018, E-icebule, a professional vendor of components, released a totally free and independent component, Free Spire.PDF for Java v2.0.0. This is a PDF API that enables Java applications to read, write and save PDF documents without using Adobe Acrobat and no any warning message. Developers
Itech Solutions: Best Java Training in Bangalore
Itech Solutions offers a wide range of Java Training in Bangalore to meet the growing corporate needs. We know the individuals learning capabilities are different, which is why we offer customized courses for each student hence we are called best providers of Java Course in Bangalore. Our java trainers are experienced working professionals with hands on real time java projects knowledge. We are good and well-experienced web developers and designers who
Java Application Server Monitoring mit syslink Xandria
Pfäffikon, May 27, 2014 – While the development team of Swiss-based syslink is busy working on Release 6 of the System Management Solution there are some interesting new features published for the current release 5.2. First of all there is monitoring of Java Application Servers like Tomcat, Jetty, JBoss, WebLogic, GlassFish and WebSphere. Given a supported JMX interface every application deployed on top of these application servers can be included as
Steema Software launches TeeChart Java for Android
Steema Software is pleased to announce the release of TeeChart Java for Android development environments. This release comes with a renewable one-year subscription service that entitles customers to all updates and tech support. Available with or without 100% sourcecode TeeChart Java for Android may be used with the freely available Android SDK. TeeChart Java for Android is developed to support multi-touch screens, Android 2.1 and greater, though can be easily
WIldlife Trade in Java is Still High
WILDLIFE TRADE IN BIRD MARKETS IN JAVA IS STILL HIGH The illegal wildlife trade in bird markets in Java Island, Indonesia, is still high. From the latest survey conducted by ProFauna Indonesia with support by the World Animal Net (WAN) in 70 bird markets in the most developed and dense island in the country from May to July 2009. ProFauna recorded that there were 183 animals of 25 species traded openly
ZK 3.5 Supports Java Applet
We are very pleased to announce that ZK 3.6 is released. Over 28 new features and 44 bugs fixed. Listbox supports auto-soring on fields. Applet Component allows you to embed Java Applet to run application on client side. Moreover, CSS and images are simplified and optimized for better performance. ZK is a Direct RIA framework to increase developer’s productivity by integrating frontend and backend of applications transparently to deliver rich, and