Learning new programming languages, development tools, and technologies is a fun (and essential) part of what we do but they are not ends in and of themselves. Integrated Development Environments like Flash and Flex Builder, scripting languages like ActionScript 3, and technologies like AIR are merely tools, like the painter’s brushes, easels, and paints, the animator’s lightbox, and the photographer’s camera. In this session, Aral looks beyond the tools to what you can make with them.
Aral’s session will take you on a tour of cutting edge Flash and Flex and journey beyond the Flash world to find inspiration in the trends and trendsetters from the greater web. Video, 3D, open data, APIs, mashups, accessibility, development processes, application architecture, usability, social networks, open source, and tons of links for you to continue your own inspirational journey are just some of what you will experience in this talk.
This session will not teach you new tools or programming tricks but will widen your horizons and provide you with ideas and inspiration to spark your own creative endeavors.