HTML5 or Flex Framework

January 22nd, 2013 by Yakov Fain

More than a year passed since Adobe decided to stop supporting Flex framework and gave it away to Apache Foundation. This writeup is based on the conversation I had with my colleague Anatole Tartakovsky in January of 2013. In this… continue reading

Flex framework Clear Toolkit goes open source

February 24th, 2009 by Yakov Fain

We started the process of open sourcing of our Clear Toolkit framework for developing enterprise Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex and Java.  The source code is located in the Sourceforge CVS repository at  http://sourceforge.net/projects/cleartoolkit/ . The current documentation, demos, user… 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

Adding enum support to Flex AMF protocol

September 16th, 2007 by Valery Silaev

Introduction Flex has a short learning curve for Java developers, who will find there lots of familiar language constructs and patterns. It also provides excellent remoting capabilities for Java programmers allowing transparent data transfer between ActionScript and Java 1.4 data… 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

ClearBI Web reporter for Flex/Java applications goes to public beta

May 29th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

An Eclipse plugin version of Web reporter ClearBI (a.k.a. FlexBI) is available for public Beta testing. ClearBI is a business intelligence engine that allows software developers automate report generation process, and end users can customize reports (grouping, filtering, export to… continue reading

Adobe Flex – public training in New York City

May 22nd, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Up till now, most of the time we’ve been teaching Adobe Flex by invitations from our corporate clients. But since the Flex market really picks up in New York, we decided to run public classes as well to accommodate the… continue reading

Java tutorial for kids, parents and grandparents is available for free download

May 21st, 2007 by Yakov Fain

A couple of years ago when my son asked me about the book on programming for kids, I could not find one, and have written my own e-book called Java Programming for Kids, Parents and Grandparents. For some reason computer… continue reading

Running Smalltalk programs in Flash Player?

May 13th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Next year, Silverlight’s DLR should be able to run programs written in several languages and Smalltalk was not one of them. Today I ran into a very interesting post by a guy who is writing a Smalltalk compiler for DLR… continue reading

Can we use the word Flex in our product names?

May 4th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Last Summer one of my colleagues had to prepare a presentation on Java to a client. When I looked at it, I got goose bumps – his document had the image of Duke in there. I knew that it was… continue reading