Tonight I got one of the “coolest” emails you can get: I’ve been invited to give a session at gotoAndSki(); Switzerland on January 26th, 27th and 28th, 2012, which is really awesome. Unfortunately I haven’t been to this conference before, but I’ve heard very nice things about it and let’s face it, skiing during the day and conferences with diner at night is not your typical conference setup. So I’m really looking forward to it.
Now, about my session, it’s going to be titled “Database Driven Mobile Applications: the power of ORM”. Now, some of you may think “what the hell is ORM?”. Well let me reassure you that it is not magic, but it does some really magical stuff.
ORM allows you to create database driven applications by writing virtually no SQL statements.Normally, this type of feature is restricted to the server side of your application, but now you can use this server-side feature on the client-side in an AIR application.
This session will talk you through the basics of using ORM in AIR and how to “automagically” synchronise your local data with a remote server. Whether that’s a PHP, Java or ColdFusion, it doesn’t matter. That’s not all: we’ll go one step further and take that ability to create database driven applications onto the mobile platform as well. Just like that!
If you are digging this and the other topics presented at gotoAndSki(); make sure you get your tickets in time to enjoy the conference and the gorgeous surroundings of the Swiss Alps. I hope to see you there: switzerland.gotoandski.com