Audio Podcast: Upcoming Flex Training Events

August 21st, 2009 by Yakov Fain

In this 10 minute audio podcast I’ll go over the upcoming Intro and Advanced Flex training public events. You can get the mp3 file at These are the links to the registration pages: 1. Advanced Flex in London :… continue reading

Without Clear Data Builder we Wouldn’t Have Chosen Flex

August 19th, 2009 by Yakov Fain

I’ve recorded a short conversation with Niel Reuben who was kind enough to share his experience of developing data-driven Flex/Java applications using Clear Data Builder component developed by Farata Systems. The audio recording is here: The Clear Toolkit, its… continue reading

Flex User Groups and Conflict of Interest

August 19th, 2009 by Yakov Fain

First of all, to add a little more credibility to what I’m about to write, let me just say that I’m running Princeton Java Users Group (JUG) for years and have a pretty good idea of how organization of the… continue reading

CFUnited 2009 Rocks!

August 15th, 2009 by Yakov Fain

When a couple of months back I told a fellow Flex developer that I’ll be speaking at CFUnited, conference he shrugged, “Why ColdFusion?” Little did he know that CFUnited is branded as a ColdFusion, Flex and AIR conference. And this… continue reading

Know Your Flex Proxy

August 11th, 2009 by Yakov Fain

Flex framework includes a pretty useful object that deserves more attention: mx.util.ObjectProxy. You can wrap your object (i.e. Person)  into this proxy which will obediently report on all changes that are happening to this instance of a person. If you… continue reading

A Singleton that Flex Developers must know about

August 5th, 2009 by Yakov Fain

Don’t create new singletons – just use what you already have. Each real-world software developer knows at least one design pattern – Singleton. Flex has some specifics in implementing Singletons due to lack of private constructors in ActionScript, but the… continue reading