Looking ahead to FlexManiacs 08

If you haven’t been to the FlexManiacs conference website, you should check it out. The conference is much bigger than last year, plus they’ve added ColdFusion and AIR sessions.
I’m particularly glad that Harris Reynolds will be speaking this year, and he has some pretty sweet topics: “Design Patterns and Architecture Frameworks” and “Highly Coordinated Visualizations [...]

Flex-on-Rails, iteration one

I’ve completed the first iteration of a Flex-on-Rails application, and had a lot of fun doing so. The application is called Index Cards, and it’s designed to be a generic study aid. The metaphor is simple: on one side of the index card, you write the name of a concept that you wish to learn, [...]

What’s with all these files?

After attending my Cairngorm presentation at the 2007 FlexManiacs conference, a co-worker (who happens to be an ardent Rails developer) expressed some concern that Cairngorm seems to be overly complex. He thought that perhaps there was too much abstraction for the sake of abstraction, and mentioned that there seemed to be a lot of small [...]

Login Panel: Happy 2008

I thought I’d start the new year off right by offering my fellow Flex coders a useful component. It’s a highly configurable, customizable, extensible, and slightly fun login panel for Flex applications:

Click on the screen shot above to see a sample application that uses the login panel. Enter the following to test it:
user name: user@name.com
password: [...]