Have you looked at Tour de Flex lately?

If you haven’t looked at Tour de Flex in the past few weeks, go check it out. We’ve added some cool new content in the last few weeks:

Flex 4 Preview samples by Holly Schinsky
AIR 2.0 / Flash Player 10.1 samples by Holly Schinsky
Data Visualization Samples by See4th Design
YouTube API samples by Holly Schinsky
Chris Callendar’s […]

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 […]

New MapQuest ActionScript APIs including a new enterprise offering

Early this morning, I added 29 new samples in Tour de Flex that were provided by MapQuest to show off their new APIs.   There are some really cool new capabilities so check them out!
MapQuest is hosting a webinar on November 18th  at 11AM EST and December 2nd at 11AM EST.  To sign up, go to […]

Tour de Flex reaches 10,000,000 samples viewed – now what?!

In just under a year, Tour de Flex has reached a milestone that many of us never imagined.   As of this past weekend, over 10 million samples have been viewed in Tour de Flex.   We launched  on November 17th, 2008 at MAX as an attempt to better spread the word about Flex in a more […]

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 […]

Adobe AIR Auto-update – How to force some updates and make others optional

If you are looking for information on how to add auto-update capabilities to your Adobe AIR app, start with my earlier blog post, “Adding auto update features to your AIR application in 3 easy steps“.
Most updates to software applications are optional for the user.  The typical flow is that the user is notified that an […]