Flex Bootcamp at AJAXWorld

March 18th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

This Sunday we’ve spent teaching a very intensive workshop on using Flex. This bootcamp was part of the AJAXWorld 2007 in New York that officially starts tomorrow. This is how it went – every attendee came with his/her laptop with… continue reading

Finally, our Flex book is in flash, I mean in print

March 2nd, 2007 by Yakov Fain

A couple of weeks ago I stopped by at our publisher’s offices (Sys-Con Media) and they showed me our Flex book with the correct cover, but all pages were blank. Yesterday, I’ve got an email from them with the words,… 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

IntelliJIDEA – Java…Ruby…Flex?

February 14th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

JetBrains team is well known and respected in Java community for their excellent IDE called IntelliJIDEA. Java developers in-the-know know – Eclipse is bigger, but IDEA is better. Last year, I had to switch from IDEA to Eclipse, because I’ve… continue reading

How many Flex developers are there?

January 25th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

There are lots  people who are enthusiastic about Flex 2. But how many?  Adobe announced the goal to have a million Flex developers in about three years. Last week I read a blog on O’Reilly called 1 in every 10… continue reading

Save our Flex project!

January 22nd, 2007 by Yakov Fain

For Farata Systems the year 2007 started with a surge of requests for working on new Flex projects, which was expected, but a number of requests fall under umbrella “Save our project“. For consulting firms, it may sound good, because… continue reading

Flex2Doc – sneak peek in the trenches

January 12th, 2007 by Anatole Tartakovsky

I hold a lucky position here at Farata Systems of a RAD evangelist/architect. It means that I have to make sure that our consultants have an advantage of working better and faster then competition. It means that every scrap of… continue reading

A bunch of Flex Builder plugins is almost ready

January 11th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I wanted to take a moment and share with you what’s cooking in the secret underground labs of Farata Systems. We are about to release Beta versions of several commercial plugins for Flex Builder, namely: Flex2Ant, Logger, DaoFlex, Flex2Doc and… continue reading

Our upcoming Flex workshop during AjaxWorld 2007

December 27th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

We’ve been invited to teach a one day hands-on Flex workshop during the upcoming AjaxWorld 2007 conference on March 19, 2007 in New York City. Here’s the detailed full day schedule of this workshop. If you are planning to strat a… continue reading

Intro to Building and Deploying Flex Applications with Ant

December 5th, 2006 by Yakov Fain

Unless your project is as simple as HelloWorld application, compilation and deployment of this application has to be automated. Creating a build script for any decent size application (i.e. hundreds of files in Flex and server-side Java) is a project… continue reading