Event-driven programming in Flex with Custom Events

February 26th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Event-driven programming model offers an excellent architecture based on loosely-coupled components consuming and throwing events. This simply means that a properly designed component knows how to perform some functionality and notifies the outside world by broadcasting one or more custom… continue reading

I need to learn from Jeff

February 21st, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I met with Jeff Whatcott from Adobe a couple of times, and have to admit that he’s a top-notch professional product manager. He knows how to talk the talk, and I mean it. But let me explain you what I… continue reading

How Fast is Development in Flex?

February 20th, 2007 by Victor Rasputnis

How Fast is Development in Flex? Ask me what is the easiest way to build RIA apps and you do not have to wait for the answer: it’s Flex, of course. Ask me is it fast to develop in Flex and… continue reading

Post Mortem on hopefully, not your project

February 17th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

I have finished “fixes” on some project that was developed by typical J2EE team and needed to made work before it enters official beta. It has been extremely difficult to navigate and resolve and I would like to provide a… continue reading

Figaro qua, Figaro là – 360flex.org and http://www.eclipsecon.org/2007/ are running side-by-side

February 14th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

Two conferences are running side-by-side competing for better developers. Looks like I will be staying in CA for extra day – Eclipse one is running through March 8th. It would be interesting to see what new tools will be available… continue reading

IntelliJIDEA – Java…Ruby…Flex?

February 14th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

JetBrains team is well known and respected in Java community for their excellent IDE called IntelliJIDEA. Java developers in-the-know know – Eclipse is bigger, but IDEA is better. Last year, I had to switch from IDEA to Eclipse, because I’ve… continue reading

Rich Internet Applications: State of the Union

February 13th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

We are entering an era of Rich Internet Applications (RIA), and many enterprise development managers are facing the dilemma – which way to go – remain with tried and true Java or .Net technologies or less know yet AJAX, Flex,… continue reading

When Size Matters

February 13th, 2007 by Victor Rasputnis

Modules or RSLs, whatever way you partition your Flex system, if you are delivering it over the public web you want to keep the size as small as possible. What are the best options? Flex compilers support -link-report option. It… continue reading

Namespaces in Flex and Soprano

February 11th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

In XML, namespaces are used to avoid potential naming conflicts with other components having the same names. Since Flex lets you program in MXML and in ActionScript 3, I’ll go over the syntax of namespaces in both of them. Familiarity… continue reading

Upcoming Conference appearances

February 9th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Software engineers of Farata Systems present on several conferences every year during which they enjoy learning from others and share their accomplishments. Below are our confirmed presentations for the Spring of 2007. 1. EclipseCon 2007, March 5-8, San Jose, CA…. continue reading