Prevent Flex numeric nulls from turning to zeros in BlazeDS

January 7th, 2010 by Victor Rasputnis

This question we get on almost every new client project: “We’re struggling with handling of null values for numeric data types in Flex/Java projects. Every time there’s an update, we end up replacing the original nulls with zeros when the… continue reading

Data Synchronization with BlazeDS: Handling AUTOINCREMENT

April 13th, 2009 by Victor Rasputnis

Upcoming release of the ClearDataBuilder supports AUTOINCREMENTed property in the DataCollection items populated from databases based on autogenerated values like MSSqlServer/ Sybase identity, or Oracle’s sequence, and so forth. All you need to do is add identity parameter to the… continue reading

Deep Data Synchronization with BlazeDS

April 1st, 2009 by Victor Rasputnis

Upcoming release of the ClearDataBuilder supports deep synchronization of hierarchical DataCollections with the Server, so that if an item of the collection contains child collections and so on, the entire tree of changes, if any, gets synchronized with the Java… continue reading

How to use Clear Data Builder with AIR applications

March 21st, 2009 by Victor Rasputnis

I’ve added a new How To entry to the Wiki section of  our open source Clear Toolkit framework. It explains the steps required to turn a CRUD Flex application generated by Clear Data Builder into an AIR application. The Wiki… continue reading

The next public Certified Flex training is announced

October 24th, 2008 by Victor Rasputnis

In 2008, our company ran lots of various Flex training classes for our private clients (mostly Wall Street), and several public classes and seminars.   We are closing 2008 with a week of public Adobe Certified Flex 3 training that will… 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

Boost productivity of your Flex-Java project with Log4Fx component

November 13th, 2007 by Victor Rasputnis

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of having good logging facility when you develop distributed applications. Did the client’s request reached the server side component? What did the server sent back? Add to this inability of using debuggers while processing… continue reading

Do not miss tomorrows Webcast on Flex, Silverlight and JavaFX

June 3rd, 2007 by Victor Rasputnis

Do not miss tomorrow’s live TV show from Times Square on Rich Internet Appilcations. SYS-CON.TV’s will webcast an hour-long “RIA Shoot-Out” covering major Rich Internet Application (RIA) technologies. Farata’s own Yakov Fain will participate in this discussion. If your firm… continue reading

Stubborn Flash Player Context Menu: Business or Technology Issue?

March 16th, 2007 by Victor Rasputnis

This is what came to my e-mail: “We are researching ways to move from Swing GUI to browser GUI for some networked applications… As you know, the ContextMenu hideBuiltInItems property doesn’t turn all of the Flash menu items off…The bottom… continue reading

How Fast is Development in Flex?

February 20th, 2007 by Victor Rasputnis

How Fast is Development in Flex? Ask me what is the easiest way to build RIA apps and you do not have to wait for the answer: it’s Flex, of course. Ask me is it fast to develop in Flex and… continue reading