Not yet another photo album application. Wow!

March 26th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Just stop doing what you’re doing and watch this Youtube video now…Talking about best practices in creating GUI… I teach Flex at NYU, but little did I know about amazing experiments that are going on in the labs of this… continue reading

MyFlex.org – commercial components for Flex

March 22nd, 2007 by Yakov Fain

We’ve created a first community site www.myflex.org to serve as a repository for commercial Flex components and Eclipse plugins developed by independent vendors. The web site is in still in Alpha, but will go to Beta next week. We are… continue reading

AJAX. A year after.

March 19th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I’m writing this right after the opening keynote of noted Douglas Crockford, creator of JSON. It’s been a year since the first AJAX conference took place here in New York. What has changed? AJAX speakers have one thing in common… continue reading

Flex Bootcamp at AJAXWorld

March 18th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

This Sunday we’ve spent teaching a very intensive workshop on using Flex. This bootcamp was part of the AJAXWorld 2007 in New York that officially starts tomorrow. This is how it went – every attendee came with his/her laptop with… continue reading

Stubborn Flash Player Context Menu: Business or Technology Issue?

March 16th, 2007 by Victor Rasputnis

This is what came to my e-mail: “We are researching ways to move from Swing GUI to browser GUI for some networked applications… As you know, the ContextMenu hideBuiltInItems property doesn’t turn all of the Flash menu items off…The bottom… continue reading

Were Professional Flex Developers Live

March 15th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I came up with an interesting way of figuring out where professional Flex developers live without trying to break into secret underground Adobe vaults where classified sales info is stored. Here’s the deal, but first, I’d like to stress the… continue reading

Immersing into Flex, Java, AJAX, and Microsoft

March 14th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I’ll spend the second half of March’07 teaching and learning about all these different but related technologies. After finishing an SOA project, my brain needs a good massage, and I consider all these conferences and training sessions as a luxury… continue reading

Will framework survive RIA? I hope not.

March 11th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

Everybody knows that frameworks are the best way to develop large applications, aren’t they? This type of the common knowledge is dangerous – good indication that cycle is over and it is going to become obstacle. So, is framework friend… continue reading

360Flex – The Most Impressive Stuff (subjective)

March 8th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

360Flex was not an typical conference. This was the conference for developers and by developers, indeed. That set the tone for all  presentations and aftertalks. Here is my list of the most impressive presentations I had chance to listen to (sorry if I missed anyone –… continue reading

Finally, our Flex book is in flash, I mean in print

March 2nd, 2007 by Yakov Fain

A couple of weeks ago I stopped by at our publisher’s offices (Sys-Con Media) and they showed me our Flex book with the correct cover, but all pages were blank. Yesterday, I’ve got an email from them with the words,… continue reading