Archive for May, 2004

Debugging Databinding

The Flex databinding system is a relatively simple yet powerful mechansim for moving data throughout your application. However, there are times when binding will appear not work, and I’d like to give some suggestions on tracking that down.

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Want to work at Macromedia?

Macromedia Strategic Services is hiring. These positions are customer-facing; your responsibility would be to help customers implement solutions using Macromedia products, especially Flex. Good group of folks to work with. If you’re in the market check it out!

Software Engineer: MX Strategic Services
Newton, MA
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Software Engineer: MX Strategic Services
San Francisco, CA
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Technical Architect: MX Strategic Services
San Francisco, CA
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Technical Architect: MX Strategic Services
Newton, MA
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User Experience Designer
Newton, MA
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Performance Articles

Make sure to check out the performance articles posted on DevNet:

Client Performance
Server Performance

Large Data Sets (3/3)

Now that we have discussed paging and sorting let’s talk about getting the experience a little better for your user. Our first step is to add to the paging solution so that the DataProvider looks ahead when the user is approaching the end of a page. After that we’ll improve the performance of the DataGrid by turning off the “live scrolling” so that the DataGrid doesn’t try to update as the user is navigating. Finally we’ll build on that DataGrid to provide context information to the user so they can navigate more accurately. The examples can be found here and are a superset of what we did in articles 1 and 2.

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Macromedia Community Week

May 17-21 is Macromedia Community Week. Lots of presentations on various topics including a few on Flex.

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