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Altoros and Apatar Supported Three Days of Adobe in Belarus

Adobe’s representative visited Belarus to speak on the integration of Java and Adobe technologies and presented new tools for facilitating development of Rich Internet Applications and portals.

Minsk, Belarus, June 05, 2009 --( During May 13-15, Adobe held a number of presentations for RIA developers in Minsk, Belarus. On May 13, Cornel Creanga (Adobe, Romania) participated in a joint meeting of Java and Flash/Flex developers, speaking on Adobe Flex, BlazeDS, and LiveCycle Data Services technologies, as well as integration with Java. On May 14-15, he presented Adobe Flash Catalyst and Flash Media Server at one of the local conferences.

“I found that Belarusian engineers have excellent technical skills and a good amount of creativity,” said Cornel. “These are vital skills for having a strong position in the future and to be able to deliver competitive services. Related to that, I also think that small entrepreneurs should be stimulated to put in practice their ideas and to create and sell their own products.”

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Tour de Flex or a brief summary

On May 13, Cornel started with discussions on how to integrate the server-based technology BlazeDS (Flex/AIR) with Spring, a popular Java framework. He demonstrated the special features of the Statement and Prepared Statement classes and presented some tools for accelerating portal development. Touching upon Adobe Flex Builder, Adobe LiveCycle Data Services (LCDS), and an open source project Phoenix (Nexus), Cornel demonstrated how one can reduce the amount of code and ensure integration of enterprise information in real time. 67 Belarusian IT specialists took part in the event; the most active of them continued talking with Cornel until midnight in one of Minsk’s restaurants.

On May 14, Cornel showed the roadmap for Flex Builder 4 (Gumbo) and presented Adobe Catalyst technology at the “Bynet 2.3” conference. Working with Adobe Illustrator, he demonstrated how to avoid rewriting the code after one changed the design of an application and how this ensures smoother collaboration between programmers, architects, and designers by virtue of automatic code generation.

On May 15, Adobe’s representative introduced Flash Media Server—the solution for streaming video—and told the participants about several Flash Media Server advantages, as compared to other similar RIA technologies. After the presentation, Cornel answered questions, discussed the new Adobe technologies with other speakers, and had a small tour around Minsk in the evening, accompanied by Belarus Java and Adobe Platform User Group members.

“I’ve seen an increase in the adoption of Adobe technologies in Belarus by companies using Flex or delivering media and I expect to see in future complex solutions implemented with the whole power of Adobe Flash Platform,” added Cornel. “Now I had a chance to spend more time in Minsk and again was amazed by the enthusiasm of the Adobe community and the people’s hospitality. I would like to thank Mr. Alex Khizhnyak from Altoros for hosting the AUG/JUG meetings and for the logistic support. Looking forward to being in Minsk again!”

About the organizers

Altoros Systems, Inc. is a global software delivery acceleration specialist that provides focused outsourced software product engineering, independent Quality Assurance, and testing services to software organizations and information-driven enterprises. Areas of expertise include Microsoft .NET, Java, Adobe Flex, Ruby on Rails, and Mobile technologies. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Western Massachusetts, Altoros has a representative office in Tampa, Florida, and a software development center in Eastern Europe (Minsk, Belarus). For more:

Apatar is the leading provider of open source software tools for the data integration market. With powerful Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) capabilities, Apatar enables its users to easily link information between databases (such as MySQL, Microsoft SQL, Oracle), applications (, SugarCRM), and the top Web 2.0 destinations (Flickr, Amazon S3). For more on Apatar, please visit and

The Minsk Institute of Management, founded in 1991, provides complete facilities for training highly competent specialists in economics, law, psychology, foreign languages, and information technologies. The resource base and the fully qualified faculty ensure teaching on a highly qualified level with the use of the latest achievements in science and technology. Please visit for more.

Adobe Systems, Inc. revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information—anytime, anywhere, and through any medium. For more information, visit

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