ClearBI Web reporter for Flex/Java applications goes to public beta

May 29th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

An Eclipse plugin version of Web reporter ClearBI (a.k.a. FlexBI) is available for public Beta testing. ClearBI is a business intelligence engine that allows software developers automate report generation process, and end users can customize reports (grouping, filtering, export to… continue reading

Running Smalltalk programs in Flash Player?

May 13th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Next year, Silverlight’s DLR should be able to run programs written in several languages and Smalltalk was not one of them. Today I ran into a very interesting post by a guy who is writing a Smalltalk compiler for DLR… continue reading

JavaOne 2007: What do you order in a seafood restaurant?

May 9th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Why would a Java programmer go to a Seafood restaurant? I would not be surprised if you’d get this question during a job interview at Google or Microsoft. But my answer is simple: a Java programmer goes to a Seafood… continue reading

JavaOne 2007: rolling out JavaFX

May 8th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

JavaOne opens today and it’ll be interested to hear more about this renewed interest of Sun in Java on the client. While James Gosling and Rich Green have already given some details on JavaFX in the InfoWorld publication, I’d like… continue reading

Not yet another photo album application. Wow!

March 26th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Just stop doing what you’re doing and watch this Youtube video now…Talking about best practices in creating GUI… I teach Flex at NYU, but little did I know about amazing experiments that are going on in the labs of this… continue reading

MyFlex.org – commercial components for Flex

March 22nd, 2007 by Yakov Fain

We’ve created a first community site www.myflex.org to serve as a repository for commercial Flex components and Eclipse plugins developed by independent vendors. The web site is in still in Alpha, but will go to Beta next week. We are… continue reading

Immersing into Flex, Java, AJAX, and Microsoft

March 14th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I’ll spend the second half of March’07 teaching and learning about all these different but related technologies. After finishing an SOA project, my brain needs a good massage, and I consider all these conferences and training sessions as a luxury… continue reading

Event-driven programming in Flex with Custom Events

February 26th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

Event-driven programming model offers an excellent architecture based on loosely-coupled components consuming and throwing events. This simply means that a properly designed component knows how to perform some functionality and notifies the outside world by broadcasting one or more custom… continue reading

I need to learn from Jeff

February 21st, 2007 by Yakov Fain

I met with Jeff Whatcott from Adobe a couple of times, and have to admit that he’s a top-notch professional product manager. He knows how to talk the talk, and I mean it. But let me explain you what I… continue reading

Rich Internet Applications: State of the Union

February 13th, 2007 by Yakov Fain

We are entering an era of Rich Internet Applications (RIA), and many enterprise development managers are facing the dilemma – which way to go – remain with tried and true Java or .Net technologies or less know yet AJAX, Flex,… continue reading