Enough of Flex/Flickr applications already!

November 30th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

Last year each and every AJAX article was mentioning Google maps application. I see a similar pattern with Flex, but this time I’m getting a little bit sick of photo/image viewer applications. Pikeo is a recent addition to the happy… continue reading

Will Adobe take care of American students?

November 27th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

I wonder if Adobe knows that there are (still) CS students in the USA? I was pleased to learn about the Adobe Developer Olympiad in India, but what about our kids? I’m sure that leftovers of USA computer science convicts… continue reading

Experimenting with Frame Rates

November 21st, 2006 by Yakov Fain

Flex compiler builds an swf file, with a default frame rate of 24 frames per second, unless another value is specified during the compilation. For example, mxmlc -default-frame-rate=50 HelloWorld.mxml This command will build the swf file with the frame rate… continue reading

Flex Builder – Can’t get blood from a stone

November 18th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

As much as I like Flex, its five-hundred dollars tool has a LOT of room for improvements. I’m sure, Flash developers who did not see any better are happy with Flex Builder, but I came from Java World where excellent… continue reading

Yakov’s Gas Station – introducing Flex

November 16th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

Last year I started a column at Java Developers Journal about a Java programmer who bought a gas station and is trying to find the best tools for automation of this small business. In the sixth article of this series… continue reading

Comparing the syntax of Java 5 and ActionScript 3

November 12th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

Below is a short comparison table of major elements/concepts of these two languages for a quick reference. You can read this table either left-to-right or right-to-left, depending on what’s your primary programming language is today. This list is not complete,… continue reading

Will Flex/Flash make Adobe richer?

November 10th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

As any software developer I enjoy working with cool components, and Flex is definitely cool. I also know that Adobe is not a philanthropy firm – they need to make money to stay in business. Most of Adobe presenters never… continue reading

Birth of Flexzilla

November 8th, 2006 by Anatole Tartakovsky

I have been watching browser statistics on our company sites lately – they were quite accurate of being able to predict the browser usage for 1.5 years ahead of time for general population – and Mozilla accounts for about of 55%… continue reading

Some thoughts on open sourcing Flex components

November 1st, 2006 by Yakov Fain

We earn our living at Farata Systems by selling Flex/Java consulting services and training. While doing this, every now and then we create reusable components, and so far we are giving them away for free. Some pathetic bloggers call this… continue reading