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What if the choices in web framework were reduced to 4. If RIA are the way of the future, it’s possible that these 4 frameworks are the best choices for this development paradigm. This session will explore these frameworks, as well as entertain other opinions on the future of web development.
RESTful backends are easy to create with both Rails and Grails. Ajax frontends are simple to create and maintain with GWT. Flex gives you Fash and a pretty UI. If you’re an HTML developer, Rails allows you to quickly develop MVC applications. If you’re a Java Developer, GWT + Grails might be a match made in heaven. This session is designed to help you learn more about each framework and decide which combination is best for your project.
In addition, licensing, community support, and documentation/training for each project will be discussed.
Matt currently resides in Denver where he is an independent consultant working with Java, Web Development, Ajax and AppFuse.
Raible has been surrounded by computers for most of his life, even though he grew up in the backwoods of Montana without electricity. Matt is an author (Spring Live, Pro JSP), active Java open-source contributor and blogger on http://raibledesigns.com.
Matt is an avid mountain biker, skier and golfer. When he’s not helping people adopt open source, he’s making life wonderful for his two children, Abbie and Jack.