Is your application ready for the real world?

July 31st, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

I spent this weekend testing some of our clients new applications in the wild – literally. In these parts of the woods Internet is bad enough on sunny days, and it gets MUCH worse when it rains. So I was… continue reading

Real-world Flex for Java programmers,5-day bootcamp

July 25th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

We’ve crafted a special public training program that is specifically aimed at Java developers with no or limited experience in developing enterprise-grade J2EE application with Adobe Flex front end. “Real-world Flex for Java programmers” is an intensive, five-day hands-on training… continue reading

Watch the video of ClearBI, the first Web reporter for Flex and Ajax

July 24th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Today, we have released ClearBI 1.0, a Web reporter and business intelligence engine for rich Internet applications. While ClearBI 1.0 is targeted for Adobe Flex and Java developers, the upcoming ClearBI 1.1 is a rich reporting component that can be… continue reading

Flex SDK is not open sourced until Adobe opens compiler’s templates and code generators

July 23rd, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

The fact that Adobe is open sourcing Flex is good but not good enough. The whole idea of open sourcing any software is to bring more brain power to the development process, which leads to a better quality product. But… continue reading

Full-screen mode and compatibility with older versions of Flash Player

July 17th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

We’ve implemented in Flex a Web application that supports full screen mode (note a small icon in the top right corner at This blogs explains the issue you may run into while implementing the full-screen mode. The process consists… continue reading

SOA, RIA, and the Human Factor

July 10th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

While delivering a talk on SOA I’ve asked the audience the following question, “What do you think is the driving force for implementing any technology or architecture in a decent size Enterprise?” The answers were typical – better code re-usability,… continue reading

Our upcoming public training events and speaking engagements

July 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. We also run public and private training sessions. Below are our confirmed engagements for the Summer and Fall… continue reading

Why you should care about AIR

July 7th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

I have been reading a lot about AIR lately and it seems that most of long time Macromedia users are missing the point of the product. The best Flash/Flex developers do not see enough of the difference with existing browser… continue reading