Free Training at BFlex and BFusion

September 6th and 7th I am headed down to BFlex in Bloomington Indiana. This is a great FREE two day conference that covers ColdFusion and Flex. There is a planned beginner and advanced track with good sessions and speakers. And, disproving the no-free-lunch theory, lunch is also provided each day, Continue Reading

Michigan Flex User Group – Here I come

Tomorrow, July 10th, I will be presenting at the Michigan Flex User’s Group ( at Michigan State University. I will be talking about Navigating and Extending the Flex framework. In essence, the talk is one part understanding component development and lifecycle. One part understanding the source code that comes with Continue Reading


So, I finally have copies of all 9 books I’ve worked on in a single location, in case you are interested, here is a picture Its interesting, as it maps somewhat to the path of my career over the past 8 years, from the Spectra days, till my early days Continue Reading

CFUnited Europe, AJAXWorld, and more conference stuff…

Next week I'm off to London to speak at CFUnited Europe, and the following week, I'll be speaking at AJAX World East.  In both places, I'll be speaking about the joy that is Flex 3 in all its forms.  The CFUnited talk is more focused on how Flex can improve Continue Reading

Datagrid item editors and dynamic behavior (part 1/3)

though a lot of validation functionality is available in mxml through validators, i’ve always found it curious that Datagrid seems to be a bit short-changed. for example, in mxml, i can create a TextInput and give it the ability to accept ranges of numbers, through both the restrict property and Continue Reading