Exciting Announcements at JAX London 2011
Adobe make an iOS-related announcement, and InterSystems launch Globals at JAX London.
This week saw the third instalment of the JAX conference series in London, and in addition to the full programme of sessions, tutorials, speakers panels and a free Community Night, the conference saw a whole host of exciting announcements. InterSystems launched their new Globals database product at JAX London, and revealed a competition with a cash prize, for developers building applications on Globals. InterSystems Software Architect and Java Produce Manger, Iran Hutchinson, was available throughout the conference, giving demonstrations and answering attendees’ questions on InterSystems’ new database product.
John Stevenson introduced the new site try-clojure.org, and the keynotes saw plenty of announcements too, with Adobe’s Michaël Chaize revealing that Flex will support iOS, during his ‘One backend, multiple screens: architecting user experiences’ keynote. Chaize then went on to give a live demo of the same application running on an iPad, iPhone and Android phone. Flash Builder 4.5 will ship in May, 2011, with an update in June enabling building AIR-based Flex applications atop Apple iOS.
Finally, SpringSource fans were treated to some cutting-edge info, as SpringSource CTO Adrian Colyer took the opportunity to discuss the new Cloud Forge PaaS, which was officially announced the night before. His ‘Enterprise Applications in 2011: Challenges in Development and Deployment, and Spring’s response’ keynote covered the evolving needs of enterprise application development, as social media, cloud, PaaS and the new range of internet enabled devices present enterprise application developers with a host of fresh challenges. For more information on the new Cloud Forge platform, be sure to check out our video interview with Adrian Colyer!
Thank you to everyone who attended, tweeted and blogged about JAX London! And be sure to follow @jaxlondon for all the latest news on the conference!