ItemRenderers vs ItemEditors

September 26th, 2006 by Anatole Tartakovsky

There has been another discussion on the mailing list why using components for itemrenders and itemeditors is challenging – and how to deal with it. The case in point was DateField with mask as ItemEditor – and usual synchronization with… continue reading

My Max Schedule

September 23rd, 2006 by Anatole Tartakovsky

Looks like I am done with scheduling Max’06 conference sessions. The only big question remains – whats about MAXUP sessions and how in the world are you suppose to mix it with the rest of the conference? Here is my… continue reading

Extending Flex with Flash

September 20th, 2006 by Anatole Tartakovsky

While a large Flex application is loaded, the user may experience unpleasant delays, which can be used productively to logon to this application. Besides, it’ll give the user perception that your application loads faster. I recently had a chance to… continue reading

We’ve taught Adobe Flex to talk to Microsoft Excel

September 18th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

We are finishing writing our book on RIA with Flex and Java , and the last chapter is called “Integration with External Applications”. It’s sixty five pages of some advanced read. After writing this chapter one of us suggested that… continue reading

A video from the Flex Seminar in New York

September 16th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

This is the video of our presentation at a recent Flex Seminar in New York City. There were about 150 people of various technical background in the audience. The person in black is Yakov Fain and the guy in white… continue reading

How to present Adobe Flex to Java developers

September 13th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

Tonight my colleague Victor and I were presenting were presenting Adobe Flex to the one of the largest and most active Java Users Group in the world: New York’s Java SIG. This is one of the toughest audiences to talk… continue reading

Who’s winning the desktop: Sun, Adobe or Microsoft?

September 8th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

Java on the desktop today A discussion on the future of Java on desktop is going on right now at JavaLobby . A anonymous poster (rba1988) asks the following question: “I was just wondering what you people think of the… continue reading

Sample applications and upcoming presentations on Adobe Flex for Java developers

September 6th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

Christophe Coenraets, a senior Flex Evangelist from Adobe has published a blog showing a number of sample Flex applications that communicate with Java on the server side. And yes, Christophe knows Java. His blog “30-minutes Flex test-drive for Java Developers”… continue reading