Attending Adobe Conference for Educators

March 4th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

 I’m attending an interesting conference Adobe Education Designer and Developer Conference  that Adobe put together for people who are teaching Adobe software at various universities around the country. Actually, there are a couple of people from England and Scotland too. I… continue reading

From 360Flex Atlanta Show

February 25th, 2008 by Anatole Tartakovsky

John and Tom produced the best 360Flex show up to date. Great location, sessions that are long enough to cover aspects ever expanding platform and great timing with Flex 3 release. Definetly the best Flex developers conference to go to. This morning started… continue reading

Breaking news for the Flex community

December 13th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

In my opinion this is THE biggest announcement that I’ve heard from Adobe after release Flex 2 in the Summer of 2006. This is bigger than open sourcing Flex. This is bigger than AIR. Here’s the news: Adobe is open… continue reading

Need to breed new species: User Experience Professionals

August 1st, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I have a gut feeling that 2008 will cry for a new breed of IT people called User Experience Professional. These people should be  experienced professional Web designers with some knowledge of programming. I already see some serious changes in… continue reading

Watch the video of ClearBI, the first Web reporter for Flex and Ajax

July 24th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Today, we have released ClearBI 1.0, a Web reporter and business intelligence engine for rich Internet applications. While ClearBI 1.0 is targeted for Adobe Flex and Java developers, the upcoming ClearBI 1.1 is a rich reporting component that can be… continue reading

What’s the right price of a software?

June 27th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I decided to write this post after reading a blog called “Black Label from Adobe ”. This post has a photo of a black brochure that (according to the author of the blog) Adobe mails to marketing agencies in Russia…. continue reading

I’m a candidate for featuring at Adobe Spotlight

May 13th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I have two news: a good one and a good one. 1. I’m a candidate for featuring at Adobe’s Developers Spotlight pending on the number of votes I get. 2.  It’s great that this is not presidential elections, because as… 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

JavaOne 2007: What do you order in a seafood restaurant?

May 9th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Why would a Java programmer go to a Seafood restaurant? I would not be surprised if you’d get this question during a job interview at Google or Microsoft. But my answer is simple: a Java programmer goes to a Seafood… 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