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April 9, 2013 Meeting

April 2nd, 2013

What:  Developing Next Generation Apps

Where: Library at NW122 east of MacArthur room B

When:  11:30 am to 12:45 pm

Who:    Craig Walls (author of Spring in Action)

Register:  Here

Brought to us by No Fluff Just Stuff  coming to Dallas on May 17-19

For a long while, we’ve built applications pretty much the same way. Regardless of the frameworks (or even languages and platforms) employed, we’ve packaged up our web application, deployed it to a server somewhere, and asked our users to point their web browser at it.

But now we’re seeing a shift in not only how applications are deployed, but also in how they’re consumed. The cost and hassle of setting up dedicated servers is driving more applications into the cloud. Meanwhile, our users are on-the-go more than ever, consuming applications from their mobile devices more often than a traditional desktop browser. And even the desktop user is expecting a more interactive experience than is offered by simple page-based HTML sites.

With this shift comes new programming models and frameworks. It also involves a shift in how we think about our application design. Standing up a simple HTML-based application is no longer good enough.

In this session, we’ll discuss what the next generation of applications looks like, exploring such things as the mobile web and cloud computing. We’ll also dig into some of the technologies and practices such as REST, OAuth, and JavaScript microframeworks that enable us to move forward.

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