A DVD full of Flex goodness for developers exploring Flex

3/24/2009 – CLICK HERE FOR AN IMPORTANT UPDATE
I have a huge stack of DVDs containing the following:

Tour de Flex – click here to learn about Tour de Flex
Flex Builder Pro Trial (Windows and Mac, Standalone and Eclipse Plugin)
Flex SDK
Flex Documentation including ASDocs (similar to Javadocs)
Spring / Flex Test Drive
BlazeDS Turnkey and Binary Distribution
BlazeDS Developer’s Guide
LiveCycle […]

Adobe AIR HTML Control, Flash Content and Garbage Collection

For the past few days, I’ve been trying to figure out why Tour de Flex’s memory and CPU utilization increases every time a new sample is viewed.  Today, I had a breakthrough that explains the bloat and a simple workaround:
Summary:  If an mx:HTML control loads a page with flash content, the control cannot be freed, […]

Jeremy Grelle, SpringSource joining us in Tampa next week

Jeremy Grelle, Senior Software Engineer at SpringSource and technical lead of the Spring BlazeDS Integration project will be talking about building Spring-powered Flex applications at next week’s meeting of the Tampa Flash, Flex and AIR Developer’s Group. Jeremy is a frequent conference speaker and noted expert on building next-generation Java web applications with Spring. […]

Tampa Flex, Flash, AIR, ColdFusion event – March 4th!

The second meeting of the Tampa Flash, Flex and AIR Developers Group will be held on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at 6pm in the Atrium of the Art Institutes of Tampa. The Art Institutes of Tampa is located at 4401 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, Florida.
Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/aitampamap
Speakers:
I am happy to announce that Ben Forta, Director […]

Flex Camp Miami – March 6th – Warm up with Flex!

What’s the temperature at your house today?  It’s 72 degrees in Miami.  Sound good?  Give yourself something to look forward to and register for Flex Camp Miami on March 6th.  I’ll be presenting the Keynote.
Below is the agenda as of today – check http://www.flexcampmiami.com/ later for the final version.

Posted in Adobe AIR, Adobe Flex Tagged: […]

Bicycles, Flex and LiveCycle Data Services – AMGEN Tour of California

Whether you are a bicycle racing fan or not, this is a very cool use of Flex and Data Services – http://tracker.amgentourofcalifornia.com/.  Press release excerpt:  “The Tour Tracker was developed using Adobe Flex® Builder™ and Adobe® LiveCycle®, and is meant to be an immersive Web application that incorporates live video, audio, and real-time data […]

Bicycles, Flex and LiveCycle Data Services – AMGEN Tour of California

Whether you are a bicycle racing fan or not, this is a very cool use of Flex and Data Services – http://tracker.amgentourofcalifornia.com/. The Tour Tracker was developed using Adobe Flex® Builder™ and Adobe® LiveCycle®, and is meant to be an immersive Web application that incorporates live video, audio, and real-time data streams of the event. Tour viewers can select from multiple live, high-quality video streams delivered in Flash technology; view multiple picture-in-picture video streams; chat live with other fans; access live updates of photos and video clips during the race, and enjoy live commentary from cycling experts.

You can read the full press release here.

Christophe Coenraets blogged about this during the 2007 race where he describes how LiveCycle Data Services was implemented to bring this cool site to life. This year’s site has some new features but the basic architecture is the same. You can read Christophe’s article here.

The race is underway now so check it out!