Captive Runtime packaging in Air 3.0

October 11th, 2011

When I talk with people about the Flex framework, many think of it as a Flash library. They often refer to Flex as a web framework that runs in a plug-in. To me, however, Flex is an application framework. To be honest, Flex in the browser doesn’t excite me. I am much more interested in using Flex on the desktop or on mobile devices Read More...

Slides and Presentation for “Mobile Air” Presentation

May 6th, 2011

This morning, I presented at StirTrek 2011.  Here are my demos and presentation: Presentation Code Demos ScoreKeeper (Shared screens) Demo

Introducing Jasmine-Flex

April 5th, 2011

I have been developing software using Test Driven Development (TDD) for over three years now.  I usually use traditional xUnit style testing frameworks (NUnit, JUnit, jsUnit, FlexUnit, cppUnit, etc) because they are the most accessible frameworks out there. In reality, though, my TDD style has evolved into more of a Behavior Driven Development (BDD) style Read More...

Presentation Model and Multiple Screens (Flex)

March 24th, 2011

I put up another post to recently. This time it is about the Presentation Model pattern and how it will aid you in developing for multiple screens (Phone, Tablet, Web, Desktop, etc). It is part 1 of 2 in a series I am co-authoring with Charlie Sears.

Mobile Smackdown — Flex Edition

February 24th, 2011

I posted a screencast of building a Flex Mobile application in 12 minutes.  It is a clone of the app they built in the Mobile Smackdown at CodeMash this year. Check it out!

RIA Rockstars

February 8th, 2011

Just a quick note.  I will be popping over to RIA Rockstars every once in a while to write content for them.  Essentially, they took over the hole that was left when Adobe and O'Reilly shut down Inside RIA last month.  Many of the same authors moved during that change, so the same quality of content should be expected of RIA Rockstars Read More...

Cross-Training in Silverlight & Flex–Data Binding

January 24th, 2011

More Cross-Training in SIlverlight and Flex One of the most powerful and compelling features of RIA frameworks like Silverlight and Flex is data binding.  Data binding is where you declaratively state that a property in the view is “bound” to data in your model (or presentation behavior layer) Read More...

3-Day Flex Jam with James Ward

January 12th, 2011

If you want to learn Flex or simply want to hone your skills, you need to know about this 3-day Flex Jam. SRT Solutions of Ann Arbor, MI is hosting a Flex Jam on Februrary 15-17 with Adobe evangelist James Ward.  The format is simple: Come to the jam with a problem you want to work on.  If you don’t have a project, no problem Read More...

CodeMash Slides and Demos

January 11th, 2011

  This Friday, I will be presenting at CodeMash for the second year in a row.  This year, my topic is Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Flex * But Were Afraid to Ask.  It is really just a presentation form of my current series – Cross-Training in Silverlight and Flex. As a good speaker-citizen, I wanted to post my slides and demo Read More...

Introducing… ActionLinq

January 4th, 2011

I am excited to release a pet project of mine that I have been developing for a few months.  ActionLinq is a complete LINQ-to-Objects implementation for ActionScript 3.0.  Including the same deferred execution behavior as LINQ, ActionLinq is a functional query library designed to process and manipulate data in ActionScript 3 Read More...