From 360Flex Atlanta Show

February 25th, 2008 by Anatole Tartakovsky

John and Tom produced the best 360Flex show up to date. Great location, sessions that are long enough to cover aspects ever expanding platform and great timing with Flex 3 release. Definetly the best Flex developers conference to go to. This morning started… continue reading

AJAX Cliffhangers

February 22nd, 2008 by Yakov Fain

I always respected cliffhangers. Not because I want to become one, I just understand that it’s very difficult. Cliffhangers don’t try to make it look easy – they openly admit that it’s hard, but this is what they like. In… continue reading

Miracle of Data Transfer Objects

February 17th, 2008 by Victor Rasputnis

If you had only one hour in Paris, what would you do? I, for one, would walk around Notre-Dame, and the point I am going to make is about Flex: If I could pass just one Flex advice that would… continue reading

Upcoming public trainings and conference appearances by Farata Systems

February 16th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

1. Flex 360, Atlanta, GA, Feb 25. Best practices, Anatole Tartakovsky 2. AjaxWorld, New York, NY, “Picking the Right Technology for Enterprise Rich Internet Applications” , Yakov Fain 3. RIA with Adobe Flex, New York University, from April 3, Yakov… continue reading

Car manufacturers go Flex

February 13th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

OK, car manufactures go Flex. Will they lose or gain customers after that? Car manufacturers want to have fancy consumer sites. It’s a RIA world, and having interactive Web sites should bring more people to car dealerships. Bikers to want… continue reading

Flex on Hudson

February 12th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

This week I’m teaching Adobe Flex class to a group of Java developers of a Wall Street company.  After 9/11 many organizations moved from Manhattan across the Hudson river to Jersey City, NJ. Jersey City is a high crime city,… continue reading

Flex Bugs Deja vu

February 5th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

Flex bug database is available at I have a strong feeling that I’m about to enter the same waters again… When the Flex open source announcement was made, one engineer from Flex team has asked me if I had… continue reading

Flex local dates/time transfer issue

February 5th, 2008 by Anatole Tartakovsky

First, let me explain how Flex deals with Date transfer. Dates are transfered to/from Flex client as UTC date – no timezone information available. Transfer to the UTC/local time happens automatically on protocol level. As a result, if the server… continue reading

Where to find senior Flex developers?

February 3rd, 2008 by Yakov Fain

Adobe Flex enterprise market picks up really fast, and it’s obvious that the need of in Flex developers will only get bigger and bigger. The question is what kind of Flex developers are in huge demand. I’ll share with you… continue reading

The spec of AMF 3 is published

February 2nd, 2008 by Yakov Fain

Action Message Format (AMF) is a protocol that is used to serialize the data coming into Flash Player or going out to other programming environments that need to communicate with Flash Player. Say, if you create in Java an instance… continue reading