From the announcement at http://bostonfug.org: “Daniel Rinehart will discuss his experiences and insights into developing for the 2.0 release of the Adobe AIR player. Daniel is known for his programming and architectural skill and his talk will be dense with worthwhile nuggets.” I can personally vouch both for Daniel’s expertise and for his ability to […]
Feathers 1.2 BETA This beta release includes a few new components, including Alert, Drawers, and LayoutGroup as well as?many new minor features and a number of bug fixes. Read up on the details over at the Feathers discussion forum. 360|Flex…Read more ›Related Posts:Discussing Apache Flex + Logo Contest!Some Clarity around Flash Platform ChangesQuestioning the Viability of FlexCongratulations to Apache Flex!Flash Builder 4.7 beta and AIR Technology Previews
The Apache Flex project, the all-volunteer group of developers, and stakeholders in the development framework, today announced the release of Apache Flex 4.11.0. This release makes some important improvements over previous versions of Apache Flex and Adobe Flex. The Apache Flex 4.11.0 SDK allows application developers to build expressive web and mobile applications using MXML for layout and ActionScript 3, an ECMAScript based language for client-side scripting. The Apache Flex 4.11.0 release contains many improvements that professional software development teams will appreciate. This advances the framework forward. It is truly one of the best cross-platform programming languages used to write
Some of the feedback that we got loud and clear at 360 Stack this last month was that it is very hard to follow the progress of Apache Flex. Our mailing lists are busy ? really busy and our social media feeds tend to get drowned out by simply being social media. We will be doing semi-regular updates on this blog to keep the community up to speed as to what is happening with our project.
We have a fairly complex enterprise application that is built with Flex, BlazeDS, Java, and Spring. Version 1.8 is currently in production, and we are looking forward to delivering 2.0 before the end of the year. The Flex client by itself includes over 78,000 lines of code in 1062 files. In addition, it leverages our [...]
Hey everyone, John Wilker, who you probably remember as the host of The Flex Show, has entered 360 Conferences into a community grant program sponsored by Chase. 360 Conferences is John's company and is most famous for 360 Flex and 360 iDev. They need 250 votes to be considered for some money which will help him put on more conferences. At the time of this writing he needs 39 more votes. John mentioned he wanted to use the money to put on more developer focused events. As a business owner myself, I understand how having some "reserve cash" in the
In case you haven’t been following the activity over at Apache Flex, several of us have been working on something we’re calling FlexJS, which is a version of Flex that will cross-compile MXML and ActionScript 3 to HTML/JS/CSS so it can run natively in the browser without Flash and potentially as PhoneGap/Cordova mobile applications. The […]
Pop up components in Flex can be made translucent, but there's no obvious way to blur what's underneath the overlay in an iOS style.Here's a Flex skin for the CallOut component that does exactly that. My BackgroundBlurGroup uses the draw() method of BitmapData to create a bitmap of the application underneath the callout, blur it and use it as its background. The hard work is contained in a single function - doBackgroundBlur().The Flex skin, BlurryCallOutSkin, implements that component as its background, listens for move events on its host component and invalidates the blur when required. The demonstration application shows how a callout can be bound to
The folks who run the 360|Stack Conference (formerly 360|Flex Conference) have asked me to do a free web seminar on FlexJS this Wednesday, October 23. See the invite at here.??I plan to cover what FlexJS is, show the latest demo, and look under the hood at how it works. Hope you see you online!