Yesterday I was tasked to find a best way to bootstrap a Flex application that uses Swiz 1.0 RC1. The challenge was to initialize application controllers and data model in a right sequence. This is an AIR application so it had to initialize data from SQLite database, make few calls to remote services to check [...]
Flash has been fueling innovation since the day it was first released. When Flash first arrived on the web it opened up a whole new world for web designers. It literally lit up the web by adding the ability to create rich and engaging experiences on the web. Flash has evolved (and continues to evolve) with every [...]
Yesterday I was presenting during CS5 Launch event. My session was about new workflow between designers and developers using Flash Catalyst. In my presentation I used cartoon below to describe how this workflow looked before Flash Catalyst era. This cartoon is usually shown during project management courses but I think it also applies very well [...]
Multi-touch is only just gaining grounds in the tech world. While it’s pretty common on mobile devices these days, you don’t yet see a lot of multi-touch devices in people’s homes. Sure… A lot of trackpads on laptops also support multi-touch these days but they usually only support the common gestures for zoom and rotate.
Below I embedded slides from my presentation that I did last Friday in Berlin during 1st European Augmented Reality Business Conference. PDF document with links to Flash based AR examples is here. Running demo application that I coded during my session is here with it’s source code and AR marker to printout.
During last few events that I presented at I got a questions about links to resources that can help beginners start learning Flex. I quickly compiled the list that is below. I really like the most Tour De Flex, this is actually a resources that I still use it myself
Tour de Flex application: [...]
The FWA is almost 10 years old (established in May 2000) and they started their 10th anniversary celebrations early by launching a brand new site (created by Belgian based Flash rockstars Group94). The FWA is one of the few sites I visit daily and a great inspirational resource. Every day they award the best site with [...]
Few weeks ago I published Flerry project a Flex-Java bridge for AIR 2.0. In this post I wanted to explain how it works and what I used on Java side to do AS3/Java AMF de/serialization. First of all Flerry uses new NativeProcess API that comes with AIR 2.0. This new API allows communication between AIR [...]
During my journey of discovering goodness of AIR 2.0 I wanted to try new secure sockets functionality. It comes with a new class SecureSocket which actually extends standard Socket class. The easiest way for me to test it was to try to connect to GMail’s IMAP server, I was actually inspired by very cool example [...]
File promises is one of the new AIR 2.0 feature already available in beta on Adobe Labs. “A file promise is a drag-and-drop clipboard format that allows a user to drag a file that does not yet exist out of an AIR application. AIR uses the methods and properties defined by the IFilePromise interface to [...]