For those who are interested in learning more about working with the Flex framework and Java, you’d be crazy not to attend the Flex on Java Exchange one day conference in London next week. There are plenty of great speakers… Continue Reading
One of the new features of Flash Builder 4 is the inclusion of the DCD workflows, or Data Centric Development to give it it’s full title; which allows for easy integration and wiring up of data from various server solutions. This new feature has peaked my interest the most by the fact that the DCD for PHP utilizes the Zend_AMF from within Zend framework. Something I hadn’t played around with too much. I’m used to consuming data in Flash via remote objects through various AMF implementations; but I hadn’t played with Zend_AMF or the full Zend framework stack. So while front-end communication via AMF hadn’t changed for me – per se, I still had the issue of working with / learning the Zend framework for the actual server application development.
Initial documentation for Cairngorm 3 has been uploaded to Adobe’s open source site. There’s not a huge amount of info there at the mo’, but what is there is worth a read Continue Reading
I, like a lot of developers use a Mac and like most I use a local web server to test the applications I am developing; however, I have had a few issues getting my dev environment running exactly as I want it due to the fact I use MAMP Pro. As the only self professed non ColdFusion developer there I decided it was high time I got ColdFusion installed and running under MAMP Pro. So after much Googling and reading I came to the conclusion that there just wasn’t a clear set of instructions on how to get ColdFusion to play nice with MAMP Pro. Luckily I’m not easily put off and after a few hours of swearing at my Mac and many install / uninstall cycles I eventually got it working. Continue Reading
If you weren’t already aware I’ve been writing a book on Flex component development which will be published by Addison-Wesley, called Developing Flex Components: Using ActionScript 3.0 & MXML to Extend Flex and AIR Applications. Originally it was targeted at Flex 3; however, as Flex 4 in the soon to be “new kid on the block” I’ve decided to re-write it so it now focuses on the new “Spark” components… Continue Reading