Climbing out of hibernation in June…

After a bit of a hiatus, the Xoprecious road crew will be back in the public in a few short months. We have a couple of talks lined up at two great events, FITC Chicago Road Show on June 8th at Navy Pier and Flashbelt in Minneapolis (June 18-20).

Our session topic title is called Zen Flash Application Development, the goal being to explain – on a fairly high level – how to conceptualize and build rich Flash apps – with some extra specific goodies along the way. Here’s the formal topic description, and hope to see y’all there!

Developing the proverbial rich internet application can be a daunting task. Not only do they contain all the complexities of database modeling and server-side programming, but they also require us to know how to architect functional Flash interfaces. Unlike HTML sites (except maybe those that use a lot of AJAX), a lot goes on after a Flash application has initially loaded onto your screen. Even more, many applications today need to be built under tight timelines and with small teams of one or two people. We live in a world where “enterprise” has been replaced by “agile” development.

So, how can you design, develop, and deploy rich Flash applications quickly without having to cut corners or get quickly lost in our code? In this session, Craig and Ka Wai will break down Flash application development in new and interesting ways – call it a series of Zen-like philosophies if you want. We’ll also show some work samples and home-grown development tools that adhere to these philosophies.