BlazeDS Release Candidate Available

Last Friday, we posted the BlazeDS Release Candidate on Labs. If you missed the beta announcement in December, Adobe is open sourcing its Remoting and Messaging technologies (previously available as part of LiveCycle Data Services) under a new open source product named BlazeDS. Compared to the Beta version, the Release Candidate includes bug fixes, and […]

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Salesbuilder Beta 3 (AIR file + Flex Source Code)

A number of you asked me for the beta 3 version of Salesbuilder. So here it is. I also took the opportunity to clean up the code, and improve a few things. The application is now using synchronous access to the local SQLite database (as opposed to the asynchronous data access strategy of the previous […]

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BlazeDS: Open Sourcing Remoting and Messaging

Today is yet another exciting day for the Flex community and for the world of Rich Internet applications… Adobe is announcing plans to release its Remoting and Messaging technologies under a new open source product named BlazeDS. The news is probably all over the blogs, but I thought I would summarize the key points: The […]

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Speaking at FlexCamp in Boston on Friday

I will be delivering the opening keynote at the FlexCamp in Boston (at the Bentley College in Waltham) on Friday. This promises to be a really great event with great speakers from the Flex Engineering Team (Paul Reilly, Peter Farland, Tom Jordahl) and other Flex celebrities (Joe Berkovitz, David Coletta, Thomas Burleson, Matt Woodward). Hope […]

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Interactive Bubble Pipeline: Another Hybrid (HTML/Flex) Example

A customer recently pointed out to me that many of our examples feature full-page Flex applications, and wanted to me to demonstrate how a Flex application can integrate with an HTML/Ajax application. Hybrid applications are definitely part of our vision for Flex, and there are many real-life examples of mixing Flash and HTML content out […]

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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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New AIR SQLite Administration App (with Source Code)

UPDATE: This version is now obsolete. A new version is available here. Here is an updated/rewritten version of my AIR SQLite Admin application. You can use this application to examine the structure of a database, create a new database or open an existing one, execute any type of SQL statement, etc. An interesting aspect of […]

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Speaking at the QCon Conference in San Francisco (Nov 7-9)

I will be presenting a session called “Rich Internet Applications for the Browser and the Desktop with Flex and AIR” at the QCon Conference on November 7th. I delivered a similar session at QCon in London earlier this year: QCon is definitely a high quality conference with deep technical content around Java, .NET, Ruby, SOA, […]

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