360 Flex Atlanta

Next Sunday, Jeff Tapper and I are going to be handling the Flex 101 at 360 Flex Atlanta. While we have worked together for quite some time, it will be the first time Jeff and I actually teach together. We have drastically different styles but immense respect for each other’s Continue Reading

Flex Camp Omaha Slides

On Wednesday the 23rd, I filled in remotely for Kevin Hoyt during Flex Camp Omaha. While I wasn’t able to meet any of you in person, I hope the remote presentation at least conveyed some of the excitement I feel about BlazeDS. You can find the slides below or download Continue Reading

WebManiacs 2008, Coming soon…

The WebManiacs 2008 conference schedule has been finalized and registration is open. Early bird pricing ends Jan 31. Consisting of a two-day ColdFusion conference (“CFManiacs”) coupled with a three-day Flex conference (FlexManiacs), hosting over 70 speakers and 130 distinct topics (some of which are hands-on), WebManiacs promises to have the Continue Reading

InsideRIA a new online RIA community

Today InsideRIA, a new community effort by the good folks at O’Reilly and Adobe, began its ascension to a pillar of the RIA community. It intends to bring together blogs, articles and media from those of us working around the globe in RIA technologies. Given the talented individuals already onboard, Continue Reading

Flex Camp Chicago

On January 18th, Mike Nimer, Jeff Tapper, Josh Berling, Shashank Tiwari and I will be presenting at Flex Camp Chicago. After a morning keynote from Bob Tierney, we will begin a full day of flex sessions. You can read more at http://www.flexcampchicago.com/, but don’t wait too long to register. We Continue Reading

Hey, what am I doing on blogs.digitalprimates.net?

I've been a bit slow in getting this announcement out, as I see several other bloggers have already posted on this, but the rumors are true.  Tapper, Nimer and Associates. Inc. has teamed up with Digital Primates Inc.    Some of you may recall, it was just over a year ago that Continue Reading

Preparing for the next great adventure..

Tapper, Nimer Associates and Digital Primates have merged. Yep, it’s true and I am pretty damn excited about it. It brings together two groups with the immense experience in the flex, coldfusion and flash arena, but more importantly, it is brings together a group of people who are committed to Continue Reading

Details on FMS 3 released

Adobe has finally released the details on Flash Media Server 3. Buried deep in the release is the most exciting news, the packaging and pricing. They have dropped all limitations on bandwidth, concurrent users and all that, and simply offer two tiers of service. The Streaming Server, which is ideal Continue Reading

Digital Primates is Hiring Flex Developers

Do you want to work with a company that can send the Flex team into cardiac arrest? How about a company building applications that scare the Flex 3 profiler into submission? If you’re smart, coherent enough to work on-site at a client, and know object-oriented programming better than anyone else Continue Reading

Just a quick word of thanks

I recently received all of the feedback and comments from both my Max sessions and my presentation at the Chicago Web Design Conference. I was amazed at the number of people who took the time to write really detailed critiques about what they liked and what they would like to Continue Reading

Max Presentation

Here is the carousel component that goes along with ‘Creating New Flex Components’ (RA208W), my Max 2007 presentation. This is a sample component designed to show how the major component lifecycle methods work and interact. This version makes some bad assumptions: the scale of all included items will be 100% Continue Reading

A new arrival

To all of you that I missed or didn’t manage to meet up with during Max this year, I have an amazing excuse. Meet Lilia Michelle Labriola, born shortly after Max ended. My wife and I vetoed Jeff Tapper’s suggestion that we name her Max(ine), but I am still grateful Continue Reading