Flex a Top-Level Apache Project

This will be old news for some, but Apache Flex is now a Top-Level Project of the Apache Foundation: it’s out of the incubation stage!
Also, Flex SDK 4.9 is now available, complete with a shiny new installer.
This represents the work of a lot of brilliant, dedicated, and hard-working people. It is great to see their [...]

Flex and Alfresco on The Flex Show

I’m on The Flex Show this week, talking a bit about Flex/Alfresco integration. Jeff and John were great, and I think I managed to get some useful information across in spite of the fact that I was recovering from the flu when we recorded it (back in December). There are a couple of items that [...]

For iPhone and iPod users only…

Following my friend Jason The Saj’s good suggestion, I’ve installed the WPTouch plugin, so those of you who use the iPhone or iPod touch should now have a better experience here. Unfortunately, I don’t have either, so I can’t test it.
That being the case, I will enlist your aid: please let me know [...]

Flex to the rescue!

This evening at Max, Adobe presented their annual Sneak Peeks, which are demos of new technologies that they may or may not release in the future. Two of these new technologies pertain to Ajax. One is a tool set that is intended to help developers integrate pre-made Ajax components into their sites. The other is [...]

Narp to Ajax, narp to DHTML, but yarp to Yarp

Here in the US in particular, we’re in the midst of a season with lots of opportunities to send invitations and to take surveys, and I want to tell you about a very cool new way to do both: Yarp. It’s a Ruby on Rails application built by a couple of friends that takes an [...]

Flex-Alfresco webinar code

Thanks to everyone who attended the Putting a Flex Face on Alfresco webinar. I hope you found it useful. If you didn’t get to attend the live webinar, that’s OK: the good folks at Alfresco recorded it, and you can view it here .
I cleaned up the code a bit and added some comments, and [...]

Flex and Alfresco: made for each other

In case you haven’t heard, Alfresco is an impressive open-source content management system. And of course you probably wouldn’t be reading this blog if you didn’t already know that Flex is a killer technology for building world-class user interfaces. Seems like someone should put the two technologies together, no?

As it turns out, Alfresco has [...]

A shameless plug

A very interesting article in the New York Times describes a paradox of medical technology: Health care providers bear most of the cost of the technology, but their share of the savings is meager and trickles in slowly (insurance companies reap most of the savings). Thus, the doctors shell out large sums of money for [...]

FlexManiacs 08 presentation files

I had a good time at FlexManiacs. It was great to see some old friends and make new ones. I also got to sit in on some interesting presentations.
I’ve posted the files from my own presentations as follows…
Introduction to ECMAScript for XML (E4X) - This download includes a PDF of the slides, plus two Flex [...]

Developer humor in AS3

First off, I need to thank Ricky Bacon for bringing this to the attention of the Flashcoders list. Click on the image below to see the full-size screen shot, and you’ll see what happens at this particular AOL page when you visit it using the Debug version of the Flash Player. Make sure to read [...]