Ah, design view

[UPDATE] The post below was originally for Flex 2. In Flex 3, the property name has changed to UIComponentGlobals.designMode. [/UPDATE] Ever write a custom component that needs to do something different in design view than at runtime? Perhaps at runtime the component should query an rpc service and return the Continue Reading


I will be presenting the second part of a series about Flex Data Services at the Flash Platform Group in New York (fpgny.org ) on May 2nd, 2007. I encourage anyone in the NY area to check out this and other NY area Adobe groups. It is a great way Continue Reading

Flex 2 TFS Errata

I still get a fair amount of email asking about errata for the Flex 2: Training from the Source book. It doesn’t look like the publisher has their errata page up, but you can now find information about the known issues (two missing files and an import statement) at www.flexgrocer.com Continue Reading


Well, I am back from webDU and doing my best to adjust to the new time zone. webDU was a fantastic event. Geoff Bowers and the team at Daemon go all out to make this a brilliant conference and they succeed. The conference accomplishes their goal of having one of Continue Reading

webDU and a new blog

I admit it. Despite the (sometimes) good natured ribbing of individuals on my native North American continent, it took the comments of Geoff Bowers and Jesse Warden while I was Down Under at webDU to actually get this blog online. I intend to use it to demonstrate some interesting, and Continue Reading