My prediction for 2008 (for developers)

December 31st, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

Here is my prediction for the “Killer App” for 2008. Ok, I am cheating here a little bit – some things are happening now, but are not exposed by the media. You know, the best investments are the one it… continue reading

Do we need third-party Flex frameworks?

December 27th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

This started as a Skype chat room conversation between my colleague Anatole Tartakovsky and myself, and I though that it would be a good idea to invite more Flex developers to this discussion. Having said this, I’d like to make… continue reading

Deploying patches in your Flex application

December 24th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

OK, your Flex application is already deployed in production. How are you planning to deploy patches to your code? I mean bug fixes or enhancements to specific MXML components or ActionScript classes? Of course, you can recompile the entire application… continue reading

Mouse wheel support in Flex

December 21st, 2007 by Yakov Fain

The problem Just two of the text fields on your Flex window have to support the mouse wheel. The user turns the wheel, the numeric field in these fields is incremented or decremented The solution As per the Flex manual,… continue reading

A Quick Analysis of BlazeDS Offering

December 20th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

Release of BlazeDS is a great help from the Flex enterprise adoption perspective. The high licensing costs of the server side components has been a major obstacle for Flex adoption for some of our clients over the last 2 years…. continue reading

Announcing a series of Weekend with Flex Experts seminars

December 18th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Last weekend we’ve conducted a two-day public training on Adobe Flex in Edison, New Jersey. The room was packed and we’ve received a really nice feedback from many attendees. Inspired by a success of this training, we’ve decided to repeat… continue reading

Shopping for GPhone this holiday season.

December 13th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

I know, it is not supposed to be out till late next year. But I can’t wait, so in the next couple of months or so I will try to whip up a perfect phone for myself from the available… continue reading

Quick solution for Flex deployment with SSL Accelerators / Proxies

December 13th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

Once you developed and tested Flex application locally you need to move it to the secured hosting environment to share it with the world. Usually, for simplicity/performance enterprises deploy J2EE servers behind standalone SSL accelerators/load balancers/proxies. It means that client… continue reading

Breaking news for the Flex community

December 13th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

In my opinion this is THE biggest announcement that I’ve heard from Adobe after release Flex 2 in the Summer of 2006. This is bigger than open sourcing Flex. This is bigger than AIR. Here’s the news: Adobe is open… continue reading

A dozen of 2008 predictions

December 6th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

The year of 2007 was a good one. The IT job market was stable. The mankind got an iPhone. While there were no any revolutionary changes in the ways software was developed, I believe that this was a year of… continue reading