Answering James Gosling’s Flash Player Comments

January 5th, 2008 by Yakov Fain

Redmond Developer News has published an interview with Dr. James Gosling, creator of the Java language where among other things, he talks about JavaFX and competing technologies. And he made a comment I can’t agree with. Here’s the quote from… continue reading

Time magazine publishes top 50 Web sites

January 3rd, 2008 by Yakov Fain

Time magazine has published their version of 50 best Web sites of 2007 . Check it out. You may or may not agree with their ranking, but I’m sure you’ll find some interesting sites there that you did not know… continue reading

Do we need third-party Flex frameworks?

December 27th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

This started as a Skype chat room conversation between my colleague Anatole Tartakovsky and myself, and I though that it would be a good idea to invite more Flex developers to this discussion. Having said this, I’d like to make… continue reading

Deploying patches in your Flex application

December 24th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

OK, your Flex application is already deployed in production. How are you planning to deploy patches to your code? I mean bug fixes or enhancements to specific MXML components or ActionScript classes? Of course, you can recompile the entire application… continue reading

Mouse wheel support in Flex

December 21st, 2007 by Yakov Fain

The problem Just two of the text fields on your Flex window have to support the mouse wheel. The user turns the wheel, the numeric field in these fields is incremented or decremented The solution As per the Flex manual,… continue reading

Announcing a series of Weekend with Flex Experts seminars

December 18th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Last weekend we’ve conducted a two-day public training on Adobe Flex in Edison, New Jersey. The room was packed and we’ve received a really nice feedback from many attendees. Inspired by a success of this training, we’ve decided to repeat… 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

A dozen of 2008 predictions

December 6th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

The year of 2007 was a good one. The IT job market was stable. The mankind got an iPhone. While there were no any revolutionary changes in the ways software was developed, I believe that this was a year of… continue reading

Weekend with Flex Experts – holiday special

November 28th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Two full days of hands-on training for $200 is a bargain sponsored by Farata Systems. This training is targeted for people who’d like to get up to speed with Adobe Flex but can’t afford to take time off work. We’ll… continue reading

What is Adobe Certified Flex Training

November 16th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Our company provides various types of Flex training, and based on the calls we are getting, it seems that people are confused by the word “certified” in the name of this particular program. So I’ll try to give you some… continue reading