These days users expect web content to be dynamic and responsive but at the same time development platforms for these applications seem to be either cumbersome, heavy and proprietary or both.
Not surprisingly the open source world has an alternative called
According to the web site:
"OpenLaszlo is an open source platform for creating zero-install web applications with the user interface capabilities of desktop client software."
This platform allows to create rich dynamic web applications and deploy them as Flash or DHTML.
The architecture for the whole system is very sound, allowing it to integrate seamlessly with backend server applications.
I discovered this platform recently but I'm of the idea that the best way to learn something is by trying to explain it to someone else as it forces me to really understand it.
The proposed agenda would be:
- Description of the platform with examples (show case)
- Setting up the environment
- Hands on tutorial (Simple example)
- Where to go for more
I've attached the demo material along with the impress presentation