The new Flex.org

On Monday, March 22, 2010 we launch Adobe Flex 4 and Flash Builder.   We also launched a brand new Flex.org.  For those of you familiar with Flex.org, you will notice a substantial difference!
Be sure to check out the new Flex showcase (click “What’s Possible“).   Every time we add an application to the showcase, we tweet […]

yFiles FLEX diagram editor sample added to Tour de Flex

Michael Schroeder from yWorks has added a sample to Tour de Flex to showcase their yFiles FLEX diagram editor featuring server-side calculation of automatic graph layouts. Check it out!  You’ll find the new sample under “Other Components”.  Click here to go directly to this sample in the web version of Tour de Flex.

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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 […]

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 […]

Flex Data Visualization Contest Extended

I’ve received several request to extend the end date for the Flex Data Visualization contest.  The blog post has recently received a bunch of traffic so a lot of people are late getting involved.
The new deadline is Tuesday, July 7th at noon EDT.
Contest details at http://gregsramblings.com/2009/06/08/flex-data-visualization-contest/
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Axiis Open Source Data Visualization Framework samples added to Tour de Flex

We just rolled out 8 new samples in Tour de Flex in the Data Visualization category from Axiis, an open source data visualization framework. These are some great looking charts! Thanks to Tom Gonzalez for adding them to Tour de Flex!  Check them out.

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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 Flex Live Planetary Dashboard

Ok, it’s technically not “planetary” since only one planet is involved… but… this is still pretty cool.   Check out the new ILOG real-time activity dashboard here (screenshot below).   What you are seeing is LIVE data from Tour de Flex.  Every time someone views a sample, a new dot appears.  Chances are if you go view […]