Mac or PC? Adobe or Microsoft?

January 30th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

My Dell laptop is dying and I had to make a choice – which small screen laptop to buy next. After having two issues with motherboards in my last two laptops Dell is out, and I was choosing between Lenovo X60 (12″)… continue reading

Object-Oriented programming in ActionScript 3 vs Java

January 28th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Several years ago I wrote an article on using abstract classses and interfaces in Java . Back than I was absolutely sure that writing object-oriented code is a must. These days, I’m using yet another language called ActionScript 3 (AS3),… continue reading

Other killer service based on “F” platform idea? Seems that YouTube was just a beginning

January 26th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

I think it is time for new YouTube type of service based on Flex/Flash platform. That one has to take on making application service for masses. That’s right – time to take on big guys like SalesForce.com (1st step) and… continue reading

How many Flex developers are there?

January 25th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

There are lots  people who are enthusiastic about Flex 2. But how many?  Adobe announced the goal to have a million Flex developers in about three years. Last week I read a blog on O’Reilly called 1 in every 10… continue reading

Save our Flex project!

January 22nd, 2007 by Yakov Fain

For Farata Systems the year 2007 started with a surge of requests for working on new Flex projects, which was expected, but a number of requests fall under umbrella “Save our project“. For consulting firms, it may sound good, because… continue reading

Flex2Doc – sneak peek in the trenches

January 12th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

I hold a lucky position here at Farata Systems of a RAD evangelist/architect. It means that I have to make sure that our consultants have an advantage of working better and faster then competition. It means that every scrap of… continue reading

Little known Flex tricks to use at your own risk

January 12th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

Holidays are officially over, and it is good time to start blogging again. I will try to put few little known tricks that might be considered a bit “unorthodox”. DISCLAIMER: they are not standard techniques used at Farata Systems. I… continue reading

A bunch of Flex Builder plugins is almost ready

January 11th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I wanted to take a moment and share with you what’s cooking in the secret underground labs of Farata Systems. We are about to release Beta versions of several commercial plugins for Flex Builder, namely: Flex2Ant, Logger, DaoFlex, Flex2Doc and… continue reading

Forrester: Ajax Or Flex?: How To Select RIA Technologies

January 7th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

If you have extra $379, read the 7-page Forrester report on the subject. If you don’t, read our blogs for free – we came to the same conclusion – go with Flex. Or, you can read this blog of Ryan… continue reading

Flex teaching plans

January 6th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

We’ve received several inquiries about public Flex training. This is what we have scheduled so far: 1. I’ll teach a two-three hours hands-on intro to Flex class on Jan 25 at New York Flex Users Group 2. We’ll teach one… continue reading