Disappointed with Adobe

June 22nd, 2010 by Yakov Fain

Was not planning to write this post. It was ignited by the  “Disappointed with Flex” article posted by Valery Silaev, our lead Flex/Java developer.  I’ve been working with Valery on a couple of projects. He’s good software developer. And when… continue reading

Disappointed with Flex 4

June 22nd, 2010 by Valery Silaev

After spending some time working with Flex 4 on a real project, I can’t say I’m happy with this product. My list of complains  is based on moderate sized project, 5 months, 4 developers, WebService-only back-end. 1. Flash Builder 4… continue reading

Four-day Advanced Flex Master Class

June 14th, 2010 by Yakov Fain

We’ve expanded to four days our popular Advanced Flex Master Class. In 2010 this training will be available only for US-based enterprises. Course outline can be downloaded at http://myflex.org/yf/AdvancedFlex4days.pdf Yakov Fain

A Quick Tutorial on Casting

June 10th, 2010 by Yakov Fain

Recently, I’ve been teaching a class and one of the students stopped by after the class and said, “I’m just learning object-oriented programming, can you explain me the benefits of casting?”. How would you answer such a question? I did… continue reading

Think twice before declaring a Java method as final

June 7th, 2010 by Yakov Fain

If you create classes that may be used by other developers, declaring methods as final will make them not overridable in the subclasses.   While today, it may seem obvious to you that a particular method will never ever need… continue reading

Few notes on iPhone replacement

June 1st, 2010 by Anatole Tartakovsky

As many Flex developers waiting for release of Flex on iPhone for over a year, last 2 months were Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and finally Acceptance. The acceptance came in the form of the Android phone and new battlefields/pastures. Apple… continue reading