Testing Flex RIAs: The Aftermath

August 27th, 2011 by Viktor Gamov

On August 12, I participated Farata’s symposium for Enterprise developers for the second time. But unlike the first time, I was on the other side of the barricades. I presented my research in the field of functional testing of Flex-based RIAs. Since my previous preso… continue reading

How Many Frameworks Does It Take To Retrieve Orders?

August 23rd, 2011 by Yakov Fain

I don’t like most of the Flex MVC frameworks cause they force me to write more code. I do like frameworks and tools that let me write less code. But there is no free lunch and, at some point, even… continue reading

Non-Intrusive Java and Flex Code Generation

August 19th, 2011 by Yakov Fain

I received an email from an experienced Flex/Java developer stating that he likes some of our open source components, but questions the need of automated code generation. His main argument was that they already have a pretty large code base… continue reading

The Future of Mobile Technologies

August 14th, 2011 by Anatole Tartakovsky

Yesterday I was giving a talk and the demo at Farata’s Fourth Annual Symposium on Software Development. The title of this presentation was “Using Mobile Technologies in the Brave New World of Computing”. It was a mix of the presentation… continue reading

Does Flash Community Need a Re-boot?

August 8th, 2011 by Yakov Fain

There is this long discussion on Google + stating that the Flash Community Needs a complete reboot. It’s not possible to read all the comments posted there, so I’ll just answer a couple of statements from the original post. I… continue reading

Systematic Approach to Mobile and Web Development

August 7th, 2011 by Anatole Tartakovsky

This Friday I’m making presenting at Farata Symposium on mobile development. Initially I was planning on just extending the same presentation I was doing in Denver @ 360Flex – showing the mobile version of a sales automation application and then… continue reading

Java Veterans, Brush Up Your Java

August 2nd, 2011 by Yakov Fain

During the last two months I’ve interviewed a number of senior Java developers for a position at the financial firm. Vast majority of them have 10+years experience working with Java on real-world financial applications. They have lots of interesting projects… continue reading

Thank you, Java annotation!

July 27th, 2011 by Yakov Fain

This was an interesting bug… I was working on a Web application, where Adobe Flex client was sending an instance of an ActionScript WrapperObject to the Java server, which was supposed to invoke some JBDC code to run an SQL… continue reading

Working with Large Data Sets in Flash Player

July 20th, 2011 by Valery Silaev

Flash Player does a very good job in rendering of small to medium data collections. But some enterprise applications need to offer the users to manipulate with tens of thousands of records. One of the projects of recent efforts of… continue reading

The Brave New World of Prosumer Experience

July 5th, 2011 by Anatole Tartakovsky

The long weekend of non-stop rainy weather presented rare opportunity of organizing the thoughts on the new developments in the industry and prepare to my presentations at the upcoming Fourth Farata Symposium ahead of time. Over the course of two… continue reading