These annoying protected variables in Flex framework

October 25th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I feel like touching a sacred OOP cow, but let me do it anyway. Yesterday, I’ve been working on custom resizing of one Flex screen. I was able to use the property unscaledWidth of the mx.core.Application object in onResize method…. continue reading

I’ll be running public Adobe Certified FLex Training in NYC

October 24th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I’ll be running public Adobe Certified Flex 2 training on November 26-30, 2007 in New York City. Talk to your boss and ask him/her to burn some training cash. You deserve it. Spend a week in NYC during the holiday… continue reading

How to prevent your enterprise Adobe Flex project from failure

October 23rd, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I assume that you are already sold on using Adobe Flex for developing the front end of your next rich Internet application. As of end of 2007, it’s the best choice you can make, really. But after spending almost two… continue reading

Flex Roadmap – Building a highway, Part 2

October 20th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

The second most interesting notion I got from the MAX was subtle feeling that Adobe is playing completely different game this year. MAX got bigger – that was expected. MAX brought a lot of different kinds of people, and  the… continue reading

Farata Systems is looking for Flex Developers

October 20th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

We are looking for Flex developers working on various consulting assignments. Currently we need people working for our clients in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Ideal candidate is a senior Java developer with Flex experience (the more the better)…. continue reading

Starting my next Flex class at NYU in ten days

October 14th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Time flies. This is already the third time that I’m going to teach a hands-on course Building Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex at New York University starting on October 25. I really like this class. It runs over five… continue reading

AJAX reporting – challenges and solutions with Flex

October 9th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Check out this article to see how two swf components (both written in Flex) can help AJAX folks with processing SOAP Web Services and incorporating professional looking reports into HTML/JavaScript pages. Now our Web reporter can get the data from… continue reading

Flex Roadmap – Back to the Future, Part 1

October 8th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

One of the most interesting sessions during Max 2007 was Ely Greenfield’s “Flex RoadMap” . It actually had a flair of developer-to-developer conversation rather than a demo or promotion – more on “why” Flex Team is moving in this direction…. continue reading

Why people believe the code generators are bad?

October 5th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

That came about during the best practices show. One of the panel speakers, while making a disclaimer that he is not hands-on, said that he does not believe in code generators. At that point I just thought it was funny… continue reading

Why we do not give away our software for free

October 4th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

When a bus pulls out the bus stop, a person who’s running to catch this bus and the person who is already in the bus see things differently. On the same note, people who use the free software and people… continue reading