Twenty one reason to use Angular 2 and TypeScript

October 6th, 2016 by Yakov Fain

Farata Systems spent several years developing a platform for automating various workflows in the insurance industry , and most of the UI for this system was written using Apache Flex framework (formerly Adobe Flex). Flex is an excellent framework for… continue reading

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

Generating Ext JS and Java CRUD Applications with CDB. Part 1.

April 18th, 2012 by Yakov Fain

Clear Data Builder for Ext JS (CDBExt) is an open source tool that automatically builds Ext JS/Java EE CRUD applications given one or more annotated Java interfaces. The generated JavaScript and Java code enforce best Ext JS and Java EE… continue reading

Will HTML Force You to Lie?

February 22nd, 2012 by Yakov Fain

OK, our company, Farata Systems has created this nice application using Adobe AIR, and our customers are happy. It’s not a simple CRUD though. We’ve implemented some cool stuff replacing tons of paper forms with PDF documents processing. PDF documents… continue reading

Bringing Together Java Ext.Direct and Ext JS Models with DTO2ExtJS

February 20th, 2012 by Victor Rasputnis

We are close to the beta release of the DTO2ExtJS code generator that automatically converts a Java DTO into Ext JS model. This will be of great help to fellow enterprise developers who use Ext.Direct to remote from Ext JS… 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

Avoiding Duplicate Suffixes in Ext JS MVC

February 15th, 2012 by Victor Rasputnis

One of the most appealing features of Ext JS 4 is the fact that it has all you need to develop your application using the MVC architecture. You don’t need to add any third party MVC framework to your Ext… continue reading

Enterprise Development: Flex or HTML5?

January 27th, 2012 by Yakov Fain

This article is a transcript from a recorded conversation I had with Anatole Tartakovsky and Victor Rasputnis – my business partners at Farata Systems. This conversation took place on the mountain after the day of skiing. Yakov. There are many… 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

Setting Focus in Flex Components

December 15th, 2011 by Valery Silaev

While Flex framework supports working with focus, you need to help it a little bit in some scenarios. For example, if your application starts with a Login view it would be nice if the cursor would be automatically placed in… continue reading