The “Spring ActionScript” Framework – Part 1: The Basics

The “Spring ActionScript” framework (formerly known as Prana, and brainchild of Christophe Herreman) is being built as the ActionScript version of the Spring IoC framework hugely popular in the Java world. It is also part of a growing number of Flex frameworks that revolve around the Dependency Injection approach (the list also includes Swiz and […]

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Tampa User Group: Flex 4, Catalyst, SpringSource and more…

The Tampa Flash, Flex and AIR Developers Group has a special meeting next Wednesday (March 4th) with an impressive agenda (including Flex 4, AIR 1.5, Catalyst, CF Next, Spring/BlazeDS presentations), and an equally impressive speaker line up: Ben Forta, Greg Wilson, Kevin Hoyt. Jeremy Grelle, SpringSource Engineering lead will also present the recently released Spring […]

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ILog Elixir 2 Released: Calendar Component, Heat Maps, and More…

ILOG has released V2 of their Elixir Flex components. The list of new components available in version 2 includes: Calendar, Gantt task charts, heatmaps, and OLAP/pivot charts. All the version 1 components have been improved as well. Check out the live demos here. Additional product information is available here. I recently posted a sample Adobe […]

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Spring / BlazeDS Integration on Adobe TV

In this new Adobe TV episode, I demonstrate how to build Flex applications that connect to a Spring back-end using the new Spring / BlazeDS Integration project. If you are interested in this integration, make sure you check out the Spring / BlazeDS Integration page on the SpringSource web site and the new Spring / […]

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Speaking at QCon London in March

I will be speaking at the QCon Conference in London again this year. QCon is a very high quality conference with deep technical content around Java, .NET, SOA, etc. I highly recommend it if you have the opportunity. I’m particularly excited about my presentation this year: In addition to “sneak peeking” some new development in […]

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Quicklook: Offline Flex Calendar Application with iLog and SQLite

I have been playing with the new iLog calendar component that I plan to incorporate in the next version of Salesbuilder. In the meantime, I figured I would share this simple application that shows how to use the iLog component and persist its calendar data in a local SQLite database. This application only uses a […]

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New Spring/BlazeDS Integration Test Drive

UPDATE: I posted a new version of the Test Drive for the M2 build of the Spring / BlazeDS integration project here. Please use that version. SpringSource recently announced the Spring / BlazeDS Integration project. You can read more about the project and download the bits at To help developers get started with the […]

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