Adobe or HTML5?

July 19th, 2012 by Yakov Fain

I know, some people will say it’s apples to oranges. Some people will say Adobe is also pushing for HTML5. But I’m writing this for people who read the title of this blog correctly: Flex or JavaScript. Disclaimer 1. I… continue reading

Reading another funny document by Adobe

February 16th, 2012 by Yakov Fain

Today Adobe released another document that brought tears into my eyes. Why they think that people are dumb? Why not just say, “We couldn’t figure out how to monetize Flex and we’re getting rid of the ballast”? Adobe is a… continue reading

Thoughts on Apache Flex Proposal

December 20th, 2011 by Yakov Fain

Adobe has submitted a proposal to accept their Cindyflexingrella to a very reputable orphanage: Apache Software Foundation. Overall, this can be a great news for the Flex community, which as opposed to Adobe, can afford to allocate enough of strong… continue reading

The Rumors of Flash Player’s Death are Greatly Exaggerated

November 14th, 2011 by Yakov Fain

This morning ZD Net published an article stating the Adobe will cease development of Flash Player on Mobile in favor of packaging mobile applications in Adobe AIR. The Flash Player haters quickly picked up this news and to draw attention… continue reading

Oops, Apple did it again

April 11th, 2010 by Anatole Tartakovsky

Here it goes – Apple officially locked itself out from majority of development community again. While people are trying to find justification for such move ( http://www.taoeffect.com/blog/2010/04/steve-jobs-response-on-section-3-3-1/ ) and while it came as a shock to some Adobe developers (… continue reading

Adobe and TV – ready for prime time?

April 26th, 2009 by Anatole Tartakovsky

On Monday, Adobe announced Flash Lite 3 platform to be a part of new TV sets/cable boxes – coming mid 09. It can be big breakthrough – even revolution – for the consumers. Or, without enough independent players, it can… 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

Farata Dancing

December 30th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

In this video, Farata’s management is dancing. This dance is our way to thank our past customers and attract the new ones.  This is not to say that we’ll dance to any of your tunes, but rather to ensure that… continue reading

How to blog after being laid off

December 8th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

Companies lay off people. It may happen to you, it may happen to me. Some laid off people immediately start blogging badmouthing their former employers. These blogs is the worst you can do to your career. Today, I ran into… continue reading

Open Sourcing LCDS

August 10th, 2008 by Anatole Tartakovsky

I finally finished the slides for one day Enterprise Flex Symposium on August 19, 2008 in New York City. The first session I will be presenting goes through the differences between BlazeDS and LCDS and explains how to get all the… continue reading