Our upcoming Flex workshop during AjaxWorld 2007

December 27th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

We’ve been invited to teach a one day hands-on Flex workshop during the upcoming AjaxWorld 2007 conference on March 19, 2007 in New York City. Here’s the detailed full day schedule of this workshop. If you are planning to strat a… continue reading

Saving User preferences on the server – cutting corners in Flex

December 21st, 2006 by Yakov Fain

It started as a simple task – I needed to store user preferences.  No problem SharedObject.getLocal() will do the job. Oh, by the way, we do not want to store the preferences on the local disk because users want to be… continue reading

Our Flex book is written!

December 20th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

The book “RIA development with Adobe Flex and Java” is written. Check out the book site. Do you know why we are smiling? Because the writing is over! It took us longer than planned because we had to work for… continue reading

Missing link in Flex architecture

December 17th, 2006 by Anatole Tartakovsky

In the last half year I worked with a number of enterprise developers getting in the Flex/RIA platform. In most cases it was not easy as they have certain set of rules of how things suppose to work that do… continue reading

Prompting User on Close of Application: Flex Way

December 17th, 2006 by Victor Rasputnis

WM_CLOSE, windowClosing, closeQuery… Which one is closer to your heart? One way or the other you have to give your user that last chance to save modified data when he or she is closing the application window. Providing the same… continue reading

Flex developers, stay put – our time is coming in 2008

December 16th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

I killed my morning listening to Adobe financial report published on December 14, 2006. What else can you do at 7AM on Saturday? It proved what I wrote in my post a month ago. Adobe has great financial results, but… continue reading

My Flex class at NYU is over – a pleasant experience

December 15th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

This was a five-week Adobe Flex evening class at New York University, one of the top-tier schools in the USA. When I found out that eighty percent of my students were Java programmers, I decided to turn this class into… continue reading

Extending Flex Framework: Value-Aware ComboBox

December 12th, 2006 by Victor Rasputnis

What I love about Flex is that it is a framework. On top of library of the off-the-shelf controls which fits the bill for many of the Rich Internet Applications needs, Flex enables you to create new or extend existing… continue reading

We will teach Adobe Flex workshop at AjaxWorld 2007

December 7th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

New York, December 7, 2006.  Victor and I will teach  an intensive, one-day workshop called “Adobe Flex  Developer Bootcamp” at at AJAXWorld 2007 (see http://www.ajaxworld.com/) in New York in March. Our hands-on workshop is intended for Web developers and designers who… continue reading

Another Praise to ActionScript “as” Casting

December 6th, 2006 by Victor Rasputnis

I had been working on DataGrid that displays heterogenous data: any two rows may share all or just some of the properties, so the DataGrid appears sparse. Then during  “protecting” non-editable items per specific row this casting example popped up…. continue reading