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Given the amount of time and resources invested in establishing their web presence, developers may be reluctant to challenge the status quo and take web applications offline. The mounting fear facing developers is that without connectivity, web applications face dangerous propositions including potentially blank screens, lost data, disenchanted users, and decreased traffic.
However, a whole new paradigm for creating rich internet applications (RIAs) that can work offline and on the desktop has emerged. Two speakers, from Adobe and Google, will demonstrate tools to develop the next generation of RIAs that run seamlessly across operating systems—in the browser and on the desktop, both on and offline.
RIA Evangelist for Adobe
Dion Almaer is a technologist who loves to code and build. He and his long time partner-in-crime Ben Galbraith recently brought their team to Walmart to power the mobile engineering efforts. He enjoys sharing his passion for software production across various communities, including a new property called FunctionSource.com.
Dion has been writing Web applications since it took over from Gopher. He has been fortunate enough to speak around the world, has published many articles, a book, and of course covers life the universe and everything on his blog.
He has been called a human aggregator, and you can see that in full force if you follow him on Twitter.