'One of the questions that comes up a lot when we're talking about Flex with web developers is 'How does this relate to AJAX?'' writes Ely Greenfield, a long time developer at Macromedia/now Adobe on the engineering team behind the design and development of the Flex SDK.
Mar. 8, 2006 09:15 AM EST Reads: 38,605 Replies: 2
Communication Server (FCS) together provide an amazing toolbox that will undoubtedly provide inspiration to thousands of developers and projects. Unfortunately, without concrete examples and guidelines for good practices on their integration, we spent many hours on tiny issues that, wi...
Mar. 1, 2006 05:00 PM EST Reads: 33,110 Replies: 1
Since a Rich Internet Application (RIA) is not a stateless client, you typically have a lot of data in the client, especially when you load dynamically over time. Often, while developing Flex applications, you might need to peek at data structures during runtime - this is where my util...
Feb. 2, 2006 12:30 PM EST Reads: 16,979 Replies: 1
In the early days of Flex beta (Royale), we were shown a fantastic new product that would allow folks to write rich User Interface (UI) designs via an XML style solution, named MXML.
Nov. 11, 2005 06:30 PM EST Reads: 30,547
Macromedia's Flex 2 product line provides the next generation of developer tools and services that enable developers everywhere to build and deploy Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) on the Flash Platform.
Oct. 31, 2005 06:45 AM EST Reads: 30,470 Replies: 1
'Macromedia is committed to providing best-of-class technology for building more effective end-user experiences,' said Macromedia's general manager David Mendels, as Macromedia and Mercury Interactive Corporation today here at MAX 2005 in Anaheim, CA, announced an agreement to integrat...
Oct. 17, 2005 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 23,357 Replies: 1
Flash Player 8.5, announced by Macromedia today, adds industrial strength programming power on top of the expressiveness already introduced in Flash Player 8, creating what the company calls 'a state-of-the-art, cross-platform runtime.' It includes a new virtual machine that offers fas...
Oct. 6, 2005 06:00 AM EDT Reads: 20,018
With Macromedia Flex 1.5 you can build runtime shared libraries (RSLs) that can be individually loaded, cached, and used by multiple applications. This article demonstrates how easily you can integrate RSLs into your Flex applications. It also addresses the performance tradeoffs that y...
Aug. 11, 2005 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 19,851
n previous articles I've written about the power of integrating Flash and ColdFusion to build Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). In this paradigm Flash provides the user interface while ColdFusion is responsible for handling the business logic and sending data to Flash either through F...
Aug. 3, 2005 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 23,903 Replies: 1
Using pictures to convey information is as old as man. We first used cave drawings to get a point across. The old saying 'a picture is worth a thousand words' is never truer when it comes to looking at spreadsheet data. Perhaps cave art was primitive man's way to consolidate a lot of i...
Aug. 3, 2005 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 34,494 Replies: 1