Category Archives: RIA

Flex AOP and Puzzlers at Flash Camp Italy

Next week I’ll be speaking at the Flex Camp in Rimini, Italy. On September 23, Mike Labriola and I will be doing two sessions. First is “Planet of the AOPs” where we will show how Aspect Oriented Programming can be implemented in Flex using runtime bytecode modification. Mike and I will also be doing a […]

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Seattle Force.com Developer Meetup on June 22

UPDATE: This event has been canceled! Sorry! Next week I’ll be presenting in Seattle at my first Force.com Developer Meetup! It starts at 6pm on Wednesday, June 22. My session will be on Flex Mobile Development. Other sessions include Force.com Platform Basics, Native iOS Development using JavaScript, and a Force.com Hands-On Lab. It’s going to […]

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New Adventures on The Cloud

When I started doing professional software development almost 15 years ago I was focused on the server-side. I started with Perl / CGI web apps – some of which are still in production today. Then I dove into Java web development with Java Web Server 1.0, Struts, JBoss, Tomcat and many other game changing technologies. […]

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Extending AIR for Android

*** The following is totally unsupported by Adobe *** *** UPDATE: Adobe has officially added native extensions to AIR. I highly recommend you use that approach instead of mine. *** Adobe AIR provides a consistent platform for desktop and mobile apps. While consistency is very important there are times when developers need to extend beyond […]

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Introducing Mixing Loom – Runtime ActionScript Bytecode Modification

At this year’s 360|Flex conference in Denver, Mike Labriola and I unveiled a new project we’ve been working on called Mixing Loom. Our presentation was called “Planet of the AOPs” because Mixing Loom lays the foundation for true Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP) on the Flash Platform. Mixing Loom provides Flex and ActionScript applications the hooks […]

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Using an Embedded WSDL with Flex’s WebService API

Recently I was helping a customer figure out how to use an embedded WSDL with Flex’s WebService API. One scenario in which this is needed is when the actual WSDL is not available at runtime. In this case the application must contain the WSDL instead of request it at runtime. The Flex WebService API today […]

Also posted in Flex, SOAP | Tagged | 26 Responses

Tour de Mobile Flex on iOS

Flex support for iOS apps is coming in June 2011!!! Here’s a little sneak peak of the Tour de Mobile Flex app running on iOS: These are exciting times for developers! With Flex we will be able to use one technology and one code base to build apps for iOS, Android, Playbook, Windows, Mac, Linux, […]

Also posted in Flex, iOS, Mobile | Tagged | 31 Responses

Building Mobile Apps with Flex 4.5

Now that Flex 4.5 has officially been announced I wanted to show just how easy it is to start building mobile apps with Flex: Very fun stuff! Let me know what you think.

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Next week in Denver: 360|Flex and Flex Camp 2011

Next week I’ll be presenting at two great Flex events here in Denver, Colorado. On Sunday April 10th, Greg Wilson and I will be presenting an “Intro to Building Mobile Apps” at 360|Flex. Then on Tuesday April 12 Mike Labriola and I will leave the world of Flex bewildered and befuddled when we present “Planet […]

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