Java Swing Has to be Deprecated

November 9th, 2013 by Yakov Fain

Every time I start teaching my new Java class I’m looking at the Swing units in the manual asking myself, “Why my students need to know Swing framework?” Well, I need to teach them how to program GUI, event listeners,… 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

Oops, Apple did it again

April 11th, 2010 by Anatole Tartakovsky

Here it goes – Apple officially locked itself out from majority of development community again. While people are trying to find justification for such move ( http://www.taoeffect.com/blog/2010/04/steve-jobs-response-on-section-3-3-1/ ) and while it came as a shock to some Adobe developers (… continue reading

Adobe and TV – ready for prime time?

April 26th, 2009 by Anatole Tartakovsky

On Monday, Adobe announced Flash Lite 3 platform to be a part of new TV sets/cable boxes – coming mid 09. It can be big breakthrough – even revolution – for the consumers. Or, without enough independent players, it can… continue reading

Open Sourcing LCDS

August 10th, 2008 by Anatole Tartakovsky

I finally finished the slides for one day Enterprise Flex Symposium on August 19, 2008 in New York City. The first session I will be presenting goes through the differences between BlazeDS and LCDS and explains how to get all the… continue reading

Flex 4 States Syntax Changes

May 5th, 2008 by Anatole Tartakovsky

New specification on GMXML syntax for state has been posted http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Enhanced+States+Syntax The idea is to make states more declarative and eliminate scripting as much as possible (completely in most cases). That should allow better model for programmatic skins for designers and simplify integration… continue reading

Need to breed new species: User Experience Professionals

August 1st, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I have a gut feeling that 2008 will cry for a new breed of IT people called User Experience Professional. These people should be  experienced professional Web designers with some knowledge of programming. I already see some serious changes in… continue reading