Experimenting with the ILog Elixir Components for Flex

I spent some time playing with the ILog Elixir components for Flex. If you haven’t checked them out they are definitely worth looking at. Live samples are available here: http://www.ilog.com/products/elixir/ I experimented with the 3D charts components which definitely provide a good example of the expressiveness of the Flex platform. Looking at the sample code, […]

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Annotating ActionScript Classes with Custom Metadata + Simple ORM Framework for AIR

A little known feature of Flex 3 is that you can annotate ActionScript classes with your own metadata. For example you could annotate a class as follows: In this example, [Bindable] is a standard Flex metadata annotation while Table, Id and Column are custom. The -keep-as3-metadata compiler flag allows you to instruct the compiler to […]

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Salesbuilder source code available

As promised, here is the source code for the Salesbuilder Flex / Air sample application: salesbuilder_src_beta2.zip Disclaimer: This is work in progress and some code still needs to be polished and documented. I’m planning on continuing to develop the application, starting with complete server integration and synchronization. Your feedback and ideas are welcome. I also […]

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New version of Salesbuilder Flex / AIR application

I spent some time improving the Salesbuilder Flex / AIR demo application I posted a couple of weeks ago. This version is a lot more complete and polished than the initial incarnation of the application. Salesbuilder is a Sales Force Automation application that demonstrates local persistence using the embedded SQLite database, data synchronization, native drag-and-drop, […]

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SQLQueue: Chaining Asynchronous SQL statements using the AIR database access API

The AIR database access API is asynchronous. This works well for executing expensive queries without blocking the user interface. However, sometimes you may need to run a series of short and interdependent statements, and in that case, executing each statement asynchronously and independently can make your code difficult to manage. Consider an example where you […]

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