Archive for August, 2007

Make sure to test your Flex apps with the latest Player

We need your help in doing compatibility testing with your Flex apps and the latest Player 9 (Moviestar). We’ve already had some customers point out a change in XML behavior that also affects the Proxy service that comes with LCDS. The proxy issue can be addressed by simply recompiling your application with a new rpc.swc that we have in the nightly builds or by recompiling to not use the HTTPChannel and instead use the AMFChannel.

However we need to know how many apps this issue (and any others that you may find) affect so we can take corrective action. In the XML case we are strongly debating whether to leave the breakage in because we think it should affect a small number of users and the bug fix is extremely important and difficult to conditionalize. Feel free to make your voice heard here.

So please, test your apps, and if you find any issues make sure to file them right away at Mark your bug as an injection so we’re aware that it represents a change in behavior.

360Flex (Seattle) Flex Framework Deep Dive Session Slides

From Deepa:

Thanks to everyone who made it out to my talk, Flex Framework “Nitty Gritty”, at 360Flex in Seattle. I was very impressed and excited by the Flex knowledge in the room and had a wonderful time speaking and sharing (and learning!). My slides would be well augmented by David Coletta’s incredible notes taken during my talk. Also, these notes have been translated into Chinese if you need that!

If you enjoyed the advance nature of this talk, be sure to check out my session at MAX where I’ll be talking developers through approaching and implementing framework customizations. It’ll be technical, code heavy and awesome!

Flex Framework Nitty Gritty Slides

Missed Flex Camp? Check out the video

Did you miss Flex Camp a few weeks ago in the San Francisco office? Check out this great video that was put together by the developer center team to see what all the excitement was about. If you’re interested in hosting your own Flex Camp event, please check out the official Flex Camp page and follow the instructions.

Flex Toolkit Available at eBay

The eBay Developer Network has announced the availability of an Flex Toolkit for eBay. From their blog, “The Flex Toolkit is an ActionScript library which enables a Flex application to integrate with the eBay platform. It written in ActionScript 3 and is built on top of the eBay Shopping API. The toolkit allows applications to search for items, get item details and get current information about an item’s status.
The Flex Toolkit can be used to develop desktop applications or widgets/gadgets that can be deployed to a website. To download the toolkit or to get more information, visit the Flash Developer Center or the Flex Toolkit Developer Center.”

Enjoy. Now you can build a competitor to San Dimas, the eBay AIR application.

– Mike