Thursday, March 26, 2009

March Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting last night! Thank you very much to Scott Dowling for presenting. His presentation on Search Engine Optimization was fantastic and we look forward to having him back in the future. For those who weren't able to attend, you missed out! But don't fret! Scott has offered to send us his powerpoint presentation and it will be available upon request. Just send your request to

Also, congratulations are in order for Harris Toser for winning our logo contest! Thanks to everyone who participated. You all did a great job! To view the new logo be sure to check out our page at

Next Meeting: Flex Sesson Part I presented by Mark Piller, founder and Chief Architect of Midnight Coders

Date and Time:
April 14, 2009

This is a live remote meeting. The web conference link will be posted here once it is available.

Call-in Details:
Call-in information - TBA

Mark Piller is the founder and Chief Architect of Midnight Coders, an innovative and forward-thinking company specializing in products for RIA development, testing, integration and analytics. Mark has over 15 years of software development experience. For the past six years he has been specializing in building software infrastructure products designed to integrate Flex, Flash, and AJAX applications with a variety of backend systems, including .NET, Java, PHP, and Ruby on Rails. Mark is very passionate about ease-of-use of software and prides himself in creating technologies that clearly demonstrate that quality.

Past presenting experience:
Adobe MAX 2007
Adobe AIR Bus Tour
WebManiacs 2007
Dallas Flex User group
Denver Flex User group
Silicon Valley Flex User group
Seattle Flex User Group
New York Flex User Group
Dallas TechFlex 2008

Flex Session - Part I

Live, Remote Event via Webconference

- Optimizing Flex client/server integration with Java, .NET, PHP backends
- Testing and debugging Flex application

This two part session will provide an overview of various techniques and approaches developers can use in day-to-day activities for Flex and Flash application development, testing and runtime optimization. You will learn about ActionScript code generator for remoting and data management use-cases, learn how to create real-time messaging applications, see a demo of remoting invocation debugger and AMF traffic visualizer. Finally, you will see a demonstration of user behavior tracking and analytics in a Flex application. The session provides a lot of coding samples and API reviews. It is targeted at a wide range of developers ranging from beginner level to very advanced. Parts of the presentation will be useful for management folks and they are welcome to attend as well.


Mark Piller

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