Dynamic MXML tags in Flex 3.0. Please?

October 31st, 2006 by Anatole Tartakovsky

This one is on the top of my list of “the most wanted” for Flex 3.0. I am tired of the treatment MXML gets from us coders. In ActionScript classes you can make class “dynamic” and add properties at will…. continue reading

Where Adobe hides $100M?

October 31st, 2006 by Yakov Fain

I’m sure, lots of small companies around the world got goose bumps after hearing this loud announcement that Adobe offers $100M in venture capital for making killer apps for Apollo. MAX excitement is over, and let’s get down to business…. continue reading

Defining the terms: RIA and Web 2.0

October 31st, 2006 by Yakov Fain

The term Rich Internet Applications (RIA) was introduced by Macromedia back in 2002. To the best of my knowledge, RIA is a combination of low-cost deployment model of the Web browsers and networked platforms and a rich user experience that… continue reading

Advanced DataGrid Code Samples

October 31st, 2006 by Anatole Tartakovsky

We are publishing a set of three articles (excerpts from our book) in ColdFusion magazine (October, November and December) on advanced DataGrid techniques. Let the name of the magazine not mislead you – thes articles are written for all Flex… continue reading

How Ajax works

October 28th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

While the term Ajax was introduced in 2005, the technique of using XMLHttpRequest object was known since 1999 (this object became available in Internet Explorer 5). But up till now XMLHttpRequest object was never standardized by World Wide Web Consortium…. continue reading

Yet another zero info blog about MAX

October 25th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

After attending half a dozen conferences this year I took a break and did not go to MAX. I check MXNA blog aggregator daily, but finding useful info is not easy. This is how a typical blog looks like. Yo… continue reading

New daoFlex release 0.11:Data Synchronization via Flex Remoting

October 22nd, 2006 by Victor Rasputnis

As a tribute to MAX2006, we have uploaded the latest release of our open-source daoFlex code generator and library. What’s cool in this release? We now support complete data synchronization via Flex Remoting. Here is how: we’ve created a ActionScript… continue reading

PowerBuilder, Java, Flex, Agile Development

October 20th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

Ten years ago I’ve been doing PowerBuilder and my mentality was different: first, I was the best friend of business users, and second I did not really worry about what’s under the hood. I could do stuff quickly, or using… continue reading

My Flex 2 class at New York University starts in November

October 19th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

I’ll be teaching a hands-on Flex 2 class at NYU starting on November 9. It’s a  5-session evening class that will run over five weeks, which is a slow-pace way to learn how to create RIA with Flex. I still… continue reading

Some thoughts after watching an AJAX FABridge Flex demo

October 17th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

There is this blog and a nice looking demo showing how AJAX can happily live together with Flex charting. This vendor’s AJAX grid component is populated with the data first, and then using FABridge the data is being passed to… continue reading