CFUnited Session: Building Multiplayer games on the Flash Platform with ColdFusion, Flex and Data Services

On Thursday, I’m presenting a session at CFUnited titled, “Building Multi-Player games on the Flash Platform with ColdFusion, Flex and Data Services“.   As you can see, I’m trying to do something a bit more fun than my usual topics!   Yes, I’m talking about ColdFusion powering a multiplayer game!  Over the past 18 months, [...]

CFUnited Session: Adding real-time data visualization to your application or website

On Friday, I’m presenting a session at CFUnited titled, “Adding real-time data visualization to your application or website“.   In this session, I’m going to demonstrate how to take data from your web site or application and turn it into a real-time data feed that can be used to feed a dashboard that will impress [...]

Tour de ColdFusion Beta Launched!

We have FINALLY launched Tour de ColdFusion! We are still filling in a few gaps and testing, so we consider it a beta, but it’s ready for you to dive in. Tour de ColdFusion is a desktop application built on Adobe AIR that provides quick access to hundreds of ColdFusion code samples.   Live running [...]

Scaling an Adobe AIR application to fit multiple resolutions and Netbooks

A few months ago, I blogged about a little side project I’m involved in called ChessJam, an online live chess application built with Flex that runs as a desktop application on Adobe AIR.  A few weeks ago, we had some users complain that ChessJam was basically unusable on Netbooks.  Further investigation confirmed that we had [...]

Tampa Bay Adobe Developer Event this Thursday

James Ward and Christophe Coenraets are in Tampa this week working with me on some big plans for 2010 and we thought it would be great to put together an informal event for the local Tampa bay developer community:
When:  Thursday, Jan 21 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location:  Taverna Opa Tampa – Channelside – next to Splitsville – http://tavernaopatampa.com/info.html
Map: http://bit.ly/5kF4aR [...]

LCDS 2.5 RTMP mx:Consumer not able to resubscribe after disconnect (ColdFusion 8)

This post does not apply to most readers but just in case someone else runs into this bug, they will find some answers in this post and avoid wasting a lot of time hunting in search engines as I did.  If you don’t run ColdFusion 8 and/or LCDS 2.5.1 using RTMP messaging, it doesn’t apply [...]

Blending HTML and local content in an Adobe AIR app

I was recently able to take advantage of Adobe AIR’s HTML capabilities to blend server-fed HTML/JS content with rich local SWF/JPG/PNG content using a simple technique that I thought worthy of blogging.
I recently blogged about a project that I’ve been involved with called ChessJam, an AIR app for playing online chess.  We recently added some [...]

The making of ChessJam Flex/AIR + ColdFusion + LiveCycle DS = fun project!

A few weeks ago, I unveiled a weekend project that I’ve been involved in for several months called ChessJam.  I am now making good on my promise to share why we the selected the technologies behind this desktop application for playing online head-to-head chess. Obviously this is primarily a personal project but there is a [...]

New ChessJam blog created for game-specific posts

I’ve created a separate blog for ChessJam-specific news.  I will continue to blog about ChessJam here on Greg’s Ramblings but only when it’s relevant to the Adobe developer community.  For example, I’m working on a new post that goes into some details on how the app was built with Flex, AIR, ColdFusion and LiveCycle Data [...]

ChessJam and Robots – A.I. saves the day

A few days ago, I blogged about the roll-out of ChessJam, an online chess app built on Flex/AIR, ColdFusion and LiveCycle Data Services.  The roll-out has gone well but we have quickly learned that our real challenge is creating a new chess playing community!   From analyzing our logs, here is the typical experience over the [...]