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 […]

Really Slick Chess App in Flex/AIR

Greg Wilson has been busy working on a pet project with some friends that shows off nearly the full range of the Flash Platform. I got to see some early prototypes and screenshots so it’s really cool to see it in action. They spent a lot of time on the user interface and it’s an incredibly polished application. It’s also making use of the new AIR marketplace try/buy features so if you’re interested in monetizing your AIR applications you can download this to get a sense of how it works.

You may have to wait a little while currently to start a game, but once you do, it’s worth it. The graphics for the app are awesome. The UI is a really important part but as I said, they are making full use of the Flash Platform stack including using ColdFusion and LCDS. Greg’s next blog post is going to cover that part of it.

The only downside is that Greg is making the rest of us look like slackers. Adobe is supposed to be shut down this week but he’s cranking out software releases.

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 […]