Behind the scenes of the MAX widget – ColdFusion, FMS and Flex

While I was taking some time off, I thought it would be a good idea to give you a peak at what’s running behind the scenes of the MAX widget and why I chose ColdFusion and Flex to build it.
Why ColdFusion?
There are a number of reasons why I chose ColdFusion but the main reason is [...]

Tutorial: Sexy transitions with Flex 3 (as used in the MAX widget)

When I showed the first versions of the MAX widget to a few colleagues, most were very surprised to hear that this was all built with the Flex 3 framework and that no Flash Catalyst or Flash CS4 was involved in this.
“Including the animations?“, was a question I got a lot. And yes… Even the [...]

Project Quindici = MAXwidget

If you’re following me on Twitter, you may have seen me Tweet about Project Quindici. Quindici is Italian for 15. Project Quindici is actually a widget that (among other things) allows you to record your own testimonial and thus claim your 15 minutes of fame.
I’m happy to announce that the project is now live. The [...]

Multi-screen development sessions: Help wanted!

With Flash On The Beach and MAX fast approaching, it’s about time to start prepping my multi screen development session and lab for both events.
Before I can get started though, I need to come up with a good idea for a multi-screen application and I need your help in deciding which direction I should go.
So… [...]

Don’t miss the “Flex Frameworks” session at MAX

I’ve been working on putting together what should be a fun and informative session at MAX this year. The session is called: “Using Flex Frameworks to Build Data-Driven Applications”.
This is a 3 hour BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) session. The idea is to look at four versions of the exact same application: each version built [...]

Getting to Adobe MAX 2009 on a budget. Get a $400 discount!

Can you believe that Adobe MAX 2009 is only 10 weeks away!? Now would be a perfect time to start planning your trip. Since we are still stuck in these grim economic times, I thought it was a good idea to give you some tips on how and where to find the best prices for [...]