I am pleased to announce that next Thursday, September the 11th, Yakov Fain will be coming to Philadelphia to give a talk on “Comparing Flex Frameworks.”  Yakov recently gave this talk at the NYC Flex Group and from what I hear it turned into a very lively debate, so come prepared with your thoughts on Flex frameworks.

I am still trying to confirm the location, but we are hoping to have this talk at the same location as last time (the Wharton building at UPenn).   In any case, the meeting will be in the city.  I will do a follow up post as soon as I’ve confirmed the location.

The talk will begin at 7:00 PM and should end before 9:00 PM.

Here is a synopsis of what his talk will cover:

Comparing Flex Frameworks:

The goal of any framework is to make the process of software development and maintenance easier. There are different ways of achieving this goal. Some people prefer working with frameworks that are based on the Model-View-Controller pattern, while other like dealing with class libraries of components. Each approach has its pros and cons. During this session we’ll go over the same application that was built using architectural frameworks Cairngorm,  PureMVC and Mate frameworks. If time permits, we’ll cover a CRUD code generator called Clear Data Builder.

About the speaker:
Yakov Fain works as Flex and Java architect at Farata Systems, a company that provides consulting and training services in the metropolitan New York area. He authored several Java books, dozens of technical articles. Recently he co-authored book , “Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex and Java: Secrets of the Masters” in Spring 2007 that was shipped to over 60 countries. Sun Microsystems has nominated and awarded Yakov with the title Java Champion. He leads the Princeton Java Users Group. Yakov teaches Java and Flex part time at New York University.He hold MS in Applied Math. He’s a co-author of the upcoming OReilly book “Enterprise Application Development with Flex”

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