Pushing the envelope of BlazeDS

July 31st, 2008 by Yakov Fain

BlazeDS is a poor man’s version of LCDS. As per the documentation, it doesn’t support real-time messaging protocol, may not scale well if the number of users will increase, no server-side push, no data management services support. But it has… continue reading

The topic of Flex frameworks is getting hot

July 25th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

Yesterday, I’ve presented on comparing several Flex frameworks at New York Flex Users Group. More than 50 people showed up, which proves that this was an important topic. By the end of the presentation the temperature in the room has… continue reading

Combined Java and Flex training

July 22nd, 2008 by Yakov Fain

Typically, when you are looking for a job as a Flex developer, knowing just Flex is not enough. A quick search using keywords Flex Java on dice.com returns more than 450 jobs.  What if you are not familiar with any… continue reading

Look at this new Flex baby: Mercedes Benz USA

July 15th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

I’m happy to spread the news – mbusa.com is live! It looks gorgeous, and I’m very proud to be a part of the team that was working on this project (Farata Systems was leading this project on the Flex side).  This… continue reading

Comparing Flex Frameworks

July 14th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

I’ll be making a presentation Comparing Flex Frameworks at New York Flex User Group on July 24, 2008. User group meetings are free to attend, but require registration. Here’s the description of this session: A year ago, there was Flex… continue reading

PureMVC diagram

July 9th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

I’m continuing evaluating of Flex frameworks and drawing exercises. After drawing Cairngorm and Mate, I’ve explored and drew the diagram of the PureMVC workflow. This diagram is not a replacement for the conceptual diagram included in the well written documentation of PureMVC,… continue reading

Food Dial is our first Facebook application

July 7th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

We’ve uploaded the beta version of our first Facebook application called Food Dial. Food Dial is not just a book of recipes. Here’s the big idea – you came back home, tired and hungry. Start the Food Dial application and open the… continue reading

Morning thoughts on MVC Flex frameworks

July 3rd, 2008 by Yakov Fain

It’s 7AM. This month I work from home, which has an obvious benefit: you don’t need to rush to catch the bus, you can brush your teeth a bit later, and you have time to think… about design patterns. There… continue reading

Mate Flex Framework

July 2nd, 2008 by Yakov Fain

I’ve been testing Mate Flex framework.  It’s not intrusive, promotes building application components in a loosely-coupled way and implements design pattern Dependency Injection.  At this point Mate is in Alpha, but the way it was designed looks very encouraging, and… continue reading

Enterprise Application Development with Flex

July 1st, 2008 by Yakov Fain

Our new book “Enterprise Application Development with Flex” has been approved by the editorial board and Adobe Flex team. The co-authors of this book work for Farata Systems: Victor Rasputnis, Anatole Tartakovsky and myself. Here’s the brief book outline Ch1. Comparison… continue reading