Flex 2.0 Beta 3 now available

Moments ago, Adobe released Flex 2.0 Beta 3 to their labs site.  There are a number of changes from Beta 2, so anyone who started working with previous versions needs to read the upgrading from beta 2 document.  There are also new releases of "mystic" the ColdFusion / Flex connector.

Creating View States purely in AS3

I’ve been building a bunch of custom AS3 components for clients lately, and have run across the need to use view states within an AS3 component.  Working with states in MXML is pretty trivial, using the AddChild, RemoveChild and SetProperty    tags, you can do virtually anything you need, but when working in an Continue Reading

Flex 2 MaxRestorePanel class

7/25 – I’ve updated this class to now work with the released version of Flex 2.  The only changes needed was to replace rerfrences to the currentIcon property (which was protected in the betas, but is a private property in the released version), to instead use the getChildByName method.  So, Continue Reading

Free Flex 2.0 !?!

According to several sources, including News.com and Christian Cantrell’s (Product Manager for Developer Relations at Macromedia/Adobe) blog, as well as the FAQ on Adobe Labs when Flex 2.0 is released, there will also be a free version of the SDK available.  Is seems the key difference with the Free vs the Continue Reading

Creating a Remote Object DataManager in ActionScript 3.0 for Flex 2.0

Tien Nguyen followed up on my WebService DataManager with one for RemoteObject as well.I haven’t had a chance to try it myself yet, but this RemoteObject DataManager should work through the CFAdapter for more efficient data transport with ColdFusion Components package managers {    import flash.events.EventDispatcher;    import flash.util.*;    import mx.rpc.events.ResultEvent;    import Continue Reading

CFUnited 06

Speakers for the upcoming CFUnited 06 conference in the Washington DC area have just been announced.  I’ve been asked to revive my talk from last year, "Event Gateways in ColdFusion MX 7."  I’ll be sure to have some new and exciting additions to the presentation, and hopefully a few less Continue Reading

Flash Media Server 2 released

The next generation of the Flash Communications Server (FCS), now named the Flash Media Server (FMS) has been released and is now available. Unlike FCS, which was available in a free Developers edition, a cheap, but limited Personal edition and a more featured Professional edition, FMS is no longer available in Continue Reading