Setting Focus in Flex Components

December 15th, 2011 by Valery Silaev

While Flex framework supports working with focus, you need to help it a little bit in some scenarios. For example, if your application starts with a Login view it would be nice if the cursor would be automatically placed in… continue reading

Working with Large Data Sets in Flash Player

July 20th, 2011 by Valery Silaev

Flash Player does a very good job in rendering of small to medium data collections. But some enterprise applications need to offer the users to manipulate with tens of thousands of records. One of the projects of recent efforts of… continue reading

Adobe Flex DataGrid with 4 million rows

March 7th, 2011 by Valery Silaev

If you already upgraded your Flash Player to 10.2, take a look at this little demo, which has three Flex DataGrid components. Two of them on the left are good old mx:DataGrid and the one on the right side is… continue reading

Disappointed with Flex 4

June 22nd, 2010 by Valery Silaev

After spending some time working with Flex 4 on a real project, I can’t say I’m happy with this product. My list of complains  is based on moderate sized project, 5 months, 4 developers, WebService-only back-end. 1. Flash Builder 4… continue reading

The Beta of Java/AS DTO generator DTO2Fx is out

August 17th, 2008 by Valery Silaev

As a part of our release of the Clear Toolkit 3.0 Beta, we made available  an Eclipse plugin called DTO2Fx. This is code generator for the ActionScript  data transfer objects used for Flex remoting based on their Java peers. The… continue reading

Adding enum support to Flex AMF protocol

September 16th, 2007 by Valery Silaev

Introduction Flex has a short learning curve for Java developers, who will find there lots of familiar language constructs and patterns. It also provides excellent remoting capabilities for Java programmers allowing transparent data transfer between ActionScript and Java 1.4 data… continue reading