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 Flex 2.0 – AIR and Flex Component and API Explorer Launched!

We just posted Tour de Flex 2.0.  If you already have a previous version of Tour de Flex, it should auto-update to 2.0.   This latest version has several bug fixes and now requires AIR 2.0 to support many new AIR 2.0 samples.   Go grab it and check out the new samples in the […]

1000+ pages of LiveCycle ES2 content now online via new web version of Tour de LiveCycle

Several months ago, we launched Tour de LiveCycle, a desktop app for navigating 1000+ pages of LiveCycle content. This week, we have taken that same content and made it also available through your web browser. Go to Tour de LiveCycle ES2 Web version at http://www.adobe.com/devnet/livecycle/tourdelivecycle/web One nice feature is that you can bookmark specific content. […]

Real-time data visualization using Flex and publish/subscribe messaging

When you hear the term “data visualization”, you probably immediately think of pie charts, bar charts, and line charts showing sales data, population data, or other historical data.   These charts and graphs help us to visualize the data, detect key trends, and make decisions moving forward.
While charts are great for understanding historical data, real-time data […]

Adobe is hiring a RIA / Flex Architect – interested?

Adobe is looking for a talented and highly motivated Architect or Technical lead to help deliver the next generation presentation services (composite RIA, Mashups and client architecture). A successful candidate will have a proven track record as a client side architect on enterprise applications and RIA frameworks. We are looking for bright, motivated individuals to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]