Adobe gears toward Google Gears

May 30th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Something new is cooking in the Google software pot. It’s called Google Gears, which is a new way to create offline Web applications. “Google Gears (BETA) is an open source browser extension that enables web applications to provide offline functionality… continue reading

ClearBI Web reporter for Flex/Java applications goes to public beta

May 29th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

An Eclipse plugin version of Web reporter ClearBI (a.k.a. FlexBI) is available for public Beta testing. ClearBI is a business intelligence engine that allows software developers automate report generation process, and end users can customize reports (grouping, filtering, export to… continue reading

Adobe Flex – public training in New York City

May 22nd, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Up till now, most of the time we’ve been teaching Adobe Flex by invitations from our corporate clients. But since the Flex market really picks up in New York, we decided to run public classes as well to accommodate the… continue reading

How to get off Startbuck and overall development in Flex

May 21st, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

After at least 10 years of daily trips to Starbucks for my daily fix I am finally off. It happened gradually over the last three months after they installed one of those fancy Italian automatic espresso machines in the office…. continue reading

Java tutorial for kids, parents and grandparents is available for free download

May 21st, 2007 by Yakov Fain

A couple of years ago when my son asked me about the book on programming for kids, I could not find one, and have written my own e-book called Java Programming for Kids, Parents and Grandparents. For some reason computer… continue reading

I’m a candidate for featuring at Adobe Spotlight

May 13th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I have two news: a good one and a good one. 1. I’m a candidate for featuring at Adobe’s Developers Spotlight pending on the number of votes I get. 2.  It’s great that this is not presidential elections, because as… continue reading

Running Smalltalk programs in Flash Player?

May 13th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Next year, Silverlight’s DLR should be able to run programs written in several languages and Smalltalk was not one of them. Today I ran into a very interesting post by a guy who is writing a Smalltalk compiler for DLR… continue reading

JavaOne 2007: The most important two minutes

May 11th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

This news did not get the fanfare, but it’s a real gem of JavaOne 2007. It was presented by Danny Coward, Java SE Platform Lead, and you can watch the video in Danny’s blog . He covers the features and… continue reading

JavaOne 2007: JavaFX – comments on comments

May 10th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Where have you been yesterday? I was at a concert listening to Pavarotti Is he really that good? Nothing special, let me sing some of his songs for you. Since I am not there, I can only write comments on… continue reading

JavaOne 2007: What do you order in a seafood restaurant?

May 9th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Why would a Java programmer go to a Seafood restaurant? I would not be surprised if you’d get this question during a job interview at Google or Microsoft. But my answer is simple: a Java programmer goes to a Seafood… continue reading