Seven Rules for Presenters and Instructors

June 27th, 2011 by Yakov Fain

During the last 15 years I’ve presented at dozens of conferences and taught hundreds of training classes on various programming subjects. I’ve been attending or watching lots and lots of different technical presentations.   In this article I’ll give you my… continue reading

We taught Adobe AIR to talk to Native Android API

June 16th, 2011 by Yakov Fain

Adobe AIR is the most productive tool for developing the UI for Android.  But as of today, AIR can’t access native Android API. By the end of this year Adobe plans to offer some integration/bridge to the native Android applications,… continue reading

BlazeDS and its Dirty Little Secret

June 15th, 2011 by Yakov Fain

If you are developing a distribute application, you can’t get by with any single technology. You’re using at least one programming language and one or more frameworks. I work in the world that requires Adobe Flex and Java EE knowledge…. continue reading

Preparing The Fourth Symposium on Enterprise Software

May 27th, 2011 by Yakov Fain

The Summer of 2011 is almost here, and Farata Systems has started working on the agenda of our fourth (!) annual symposium. But if the first, second, and third events were covering various aspects of enterprise development with Adobe Flex,… continue reading

RC Flex 4.5 Hits and Misses – Part 2

April 14th, 2011 by Anatole Tartakovsky

In the previous post I mentioned that Farata developed View-based application running from exactly the same code in the desktop, web and mobile. Does it mean that we take portability above all? Not at all. We are simply pragmatic. And… continue reading

RC Flex 4.5 Hits and Misses – Part 1

April 14th, 2011 by Anatole Tartakovsky

I am flying back home and want to share some thoughts on what has been happening in the last 4 days here in Denver. Obviously, you know about all announcements related to Flex 4.5. The sessions were very well prepared… continue reading

Enterprise applications on tablets. State of the Union.

March 22nd, 2011 by Yakov Fain

I’ve recorded our chat with my colleague Anatole Tartakovsky who leads the mobile development at Farata Systems. We were discussing approach for migrating existing legacy enterprise RIA to these shiny iPads, Xooms and the likes. You can listen to this… continue reading

Should I use Flash Player’s events or AS3 Signals?

March 15th, 2011 by Yakov Fain

Flex comes with a uses well-designed and extensible event model that’s based on the standard Flash Player’s events. On the other hand, there is an open source alternative solution created by Robert Penner, a well-respected software developer. The replacement is… continue reading

Time for “VMWare” on iP(ad)(hone)?

March 14th, 2011 by Anatole Tartakovsky

I am very concerned by Apple’s stance on application platform control at this point. They are at the point when the competition is actually caught up technologically and in the price segment with Android. In my opinion, their next step… continue reading

Adobe Flex DataGrid with 4 million rows

March 7th, 2011 by Valery Silaev

If you already upgraded your Flash Player to 10.2, take a look at this little demo, which has three Flex DataGrid components. Two of them on the left are good old mx:DataGrid and the one on the right side is… continue reading