A quickie session at Devoxx ’08 by Matthias Lübken was all about developing Rich Internet Applications (RIA) if you are a Plain Old Java Developer (POJD). Matthias spoke of his wish to build RIAs without having to spend too much time learning new languages or technologies. He stumbled upon a route that let him leverage his existing Java skills
- On the server side, he used Grails since it is very similar to Java and he didn’t have to learn much. I would have chosen Mule for server-side processing but it really does depend on your use case.
I had the occasion to speak to a Flex developer too so now I’m wondering what Mule developers use for front ends – GWT? Flex? Anything else?