Archive for July, 2004

ECMA Approves ECMAScript for XML (E4X)

Check out this Press Release. Various industry leaders talking about what E4X brings to the world of ECMAScript including our own David Mendels: "E4X brings even more power and functionality to ECMAScript and shows the strength of open standards,” said David Mendels, general manager, Macromedia. “We leverage ECMAScript broadly throughout most of our products and it serves as the foundation for ActionScript, the scripting language for both Macromedia Flash and Macromedia Flex. Continued refinement of this standard ensures our developers are able to use a very familiar language for building rich Internet applications."

ActionScript is based on ECMAScript. ECMAScript is adding this cool new XML functionality. Hmm…

Updater 2 Available

Go get Updater 2 right now. We’ve got performance improvements, millions* of bug fixes, an official Slider component, etc.

* millions might be an exaggeration

Non-database examples available

I’ve posted a new zip file for all of the data management examples. You are no longer required to have a database to run them. This should make installing and testing even easier. You can download the new zip file here.

All I did was create a simple (non-robust) parser for the CSV file that I was using to import the data into the database. I wrote a new version of my DAO and had the CensusService use that instead. The database DAO is still in the source and you can see the commented out calls to it in the CensusService. I admit, I was too lazy to create an interface/factory for the DAO, etc. so you’ll just have to survive with my quick edits. The only change I made to the MXML was to set the RemoteObject for CensusService to type=stateful-class so that access was more efficient. The logic has not changed at all.

Hope you find this useful!