My pet project – ChessJam – live online chess with a fun attitude

For the past eight months, I’ve been working with two friends, Todd Williams and Sean Carey, on a little side project called ChessJam.  This project started in February, 2009 when Sean and I decided to play a game of online chess with each other to finally resolve who was the better player.  We explored several [...]

MAX Lab: Making Real-Time Data Come Alive with Flex Data Visualization

If you are attending Adobe MAX, I’d like to invite you to come to what I think will be a fun BYOL (bring your own laptop) lab that I am co-presenting with Holly Schinsky.
I’ve always been fascinated with data visualization, especially data that needs analysis as it is generated.  For example, financial transaction data can [...]

My MAX 2009 Sessions

MAX 2009 is coming fast! It’s going to be another great event with tons of great speakers and after party fun. Here are my sessions this year:

Introduction to BlazeDS and LiveCycle Data Services
Designing for Augmented Reality
Building Flex and Adobe AIR Service Clients 2009
Flex and Adobe AIR Boot Camp

Also Drunk on Software will be [...]

ADC Presents: Work with Web Services in Flex

A new tutorial video, featuring Duane Nickull, has just been released by Adobe Developer Connection on Adobe TV. This 7-minute step-by-step tutorial will show you how to quickly set up web services, specifically SOAP-WSDL in Flex Builder. Check it out and let us know what you think.

New content on the Adobe Developer Connection

Flex developers: Secure your applications with the Flexible Chimp project and Spring BlazeDS Integration project. Ryan Knight and Jon Rose show you how in their article, Enterprise security for Flex.

If you want to learn more about ActionScript programming in Adobe Flash CS4 Professional, you’ll want to watch Doug Winnie’s recent ActionScript video tutorials. In these videos, Doug teaches designers how to code interaction and animation, as well as basic programming concepts. Also be sure to check out the Components Learning Guide for Flash CS4 It will help you reduce your development time and effort by using building blocks for creating rich interactive applications on the web.

For the more advanced crowd, ActionScript expert Colin Moock’s Lost ActionScript Weekend turns a fireside chat with friends into a series of real-world lessons about ActionScript 3.

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BlazeDS and LiveCycle Data Services Samples Galore in Tour de Flex

During the past several weeks, we have been adding new samples in the Flex Data Access category in Tour de Flex.  All of the samples were created by either Christophe Coenraets or Holly Schinsky.  Below is a brief overview of each.
Many of the samples described below utilize BlazeDS or LiveCycle DS.  If you are unfamiliar [...]

Flex Data Visualization Contest Announcement

Two weeks ago, I blogged about the Tour de Flex Live Planetary Dashboard, an example of taking a simple real-time data stream and making it into a cool dashboard.  The guys from the ILOG Elixir team did a fantastic job! (see their dashboard here).

Now it’s your turn to impress!  Today we are announcing a contest [...]

Tour de LiveCycle Launched!

As members of the Adobe Evangelist team, we are often asked, “What is LiveCycle Enterprise Suite (ES)”? That’s not an easy question to answer! The challenge is that LiveCycle ES is not a typical product with a typical list of features.  It’s an extensible platform that offers a wide array of services, each with its [...]