Ryan Price has a really positive post describing his first glimpse of OpenLaszlo development. I’m glad he likes what he sees, but his post actually alerted me to a webcast by Adam Wolff showing what LZX is like from a developer’s point of view.
Adam was the Chief Software Architect at Laszlo Systems before he left to start his own consultancy, Elastic Process. I guess there’s so much demand these days for OpenLaszlo development that it’s more lucrative to be on your own! Adam is responsible for much much of the Laszlo Foundation Classes – the core classes that are available in all OpenLaszlo applications – and the part of the platform that developers interact with the most.
The webcast is interesting because gives you an end-to-end example of a simple application, including a basic web service, but it’s delivered by the person who wrote the APIs.
If you want to see some more OpenLaszlo Webcasts, check out the Laszlo microsite for the AJAXWorld conference. I’ve already posted about David Temkin’s and my own talks, but there’s a bunch of others (Laszlo had a day-long session). I’ve copied the links below, since they’re easy to miss on the AJAXWorld page:
- Laszlo Overview: AJAX, RIA, Web 2.0, Open Source, and More.
- Creating the Cinematic User Experience: The Developer/Designer Collaboration
- Introducing Laszlo Webtop: A Look at the New Online Desktop
- OpenLaszlo and AJAX: Building End-to-End Rich Internet Applications