Friday, September 7, 2012

GIDS Rockstar Scott Davis to Keynote at Mobile Developer Summit 2012

1 Day – 9 or 10 Oct Rs.1599

2 Days – 9 & 10 Oct Rs. 2699

Scott Davis is author of the book Groovy Recipes: Greasing the Wheels of Java and two ongoing IBM developerWorks article series (Mastering Grails and in 2009, Practically Groovy). Scott writes extensively about how Groovy and Grails are the future of Java development. Scott teaches public and private classes on Groovy and Grails for start-ups and Fortune 100 companies. He is the co-founder of the Groovy/Grails Experience conference and is a regular presenter on the international technical conference circuit (including No Fluff Just Stuff, JavaOne, OSCON, GIDS, TheServerSide, and QCON). In 2008, Scott was voted the top Rock Star at JavaOne for his talk “Groovy, the Red Pill: How to blow the mind of a buttoned-down Java developer”.


The Web is Wider than You Think

You’ve probably heard the old adage, “When all you have is a hammer,everything looks like a nail.”For web developers, this can be a dangerously narrow indset. Chances are good that your end users visit your website on devices that bear precious little resemblance to the computer that you used to write it in the first place.

We are living in an era where the web is truly wide; it encompasses a diverse set of devices from smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops, all the way up to smart TVs and DVD players. The modern web developer can no longer assume a 1024×768 browser window size, let alone a keyboard or mouse.

In this talk, you’ll see what it takes to support multiple input methods — mouse-based hovers, finger-based pinching and stretching, and TV remote ontrol-based button presses. You’ll learn how Responsive Web Design allows your website to flow like water from a 3-inch smartphone screen to a 60-inch TV. But most importantly, you’ll learn how easy it is to build your website with the flexibility to support the end user’s device of choice — perhaps even one that hasn’t been invented yet.

Focused Session

Mobile HTML5 Video

No HTML5 feature has generated as much excitement and controversy as the new native video element. In this talk, we’ll cut through the hype and the skepticism and get to the real details. Which browsers support the video element? (Here’s a hint: all of ‘em…) Which codecs and containers should I use — h.264 and MP4? Flash? Ogg Theora? WebM? And how is HTTP Live Streaming — an Apple specification that is now going through the IETF standardization process — dramatically changing the landscape of web video, especially for smartphones and tablets?

Once you understand all of that, getting your video into a mobile browser is easy. In a plain-spoken, easy to understand style, Scott Davis will help you cut through the hype and add video to your mobile website.

Focused Session

jQuery Mobile

jQuery.js is literally the most popular JavaScript library of all time — it is used in more than 50% of the top 10,000 websites. But don’t get tricked into thinking that jQuery Mobile is simply a smartphone- and tablet-optimized version of the library. It isn’t. (That’s Zepto.js, by the way…) jQuery Mobile is a web framework targeted at developing client-side MVC applications, much like Grails, Rails, Struts, and SpringMVC are web frameworks targeted at developing server-side MVC applications.

In this session, you’ll learn how jQuery Mobile makes it easy to define pages, forms, lists, buttons, and all sorts of finger-friendly widgets. But more importantly, you’ll see how jQuery enables you to write a single HTML5 app that runs equally well on iPhones, Android phones, Kindle Fires, iPads, and all manner of other tablets and smartphones.

Focused Session

Backbone.js on Mobile

There is an emerging wave of client-side,component-oriented single page web frameworks like Backbone.js,Batman.js, and others. Writing a single-page app is a big conceptual (and architectural!) leap from the traditional server-side, page-centric MVC web frameworks that you may be used to working with.

While Backbone isn’t specifically targeted at mobile developers, it is a nearly perfect fit none-the-less. Come learn how to write a component-oriented single-page app for smartphones and tablets using Backbone.js.

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