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;    import flash.util.*;    import;    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

MAX 05 Day 2 Recap

Ok, heres my take on day 2: 9:15am Next Generation ActionScript – Gary Grossman had a great session on whats new in AS3.  Esesntially, Flash Players 8.5 and beyond will contain 2 seperate Virtual Machines one to process AS1/AS2 a seperate one for AS3.  The AS3 VM is built from Continue Reading

MAX 05 Day 1 Recap

The sheer volume of new information which came out of MAX is dumb-founding. Sessions I attended Monday: 8am – RA306W – Flex Frameworks: Cairngorm and More – Cairngorm offers some nice tools for Rapid development, but I was a bit underwhelmed by the lack of content on any other frameworks.  In truth, I already knew Continue Reading

Flex 2 public alpha announced

in addition to lots of other great things, this mornings keynote announced the public availability of the Flex 2 alpha. I’ll post more about this mornings keynote after my session (RA301H) is over (4-5:30pm). To say its the greatest thing since sliced bread gives undue importance to sliced bread.

Off to MAX 05

First thing in the morning, my wife, baby and myself will be flying west for MAX.  We’re going to try and enjoy southern California for a few days before the conf. In case you are interested, I’ll be presenting RA301H, a 90 minute hands on session on "Creating Better Performing Continue Reading

Merrimack – ColdFusion 7.0.1 Updater released

The CF7 updater has been released and can be downloaded here: Some new improvements include: Improvements to Flash forms (finally, we can do ActionScript functions), RTF support for cfreport, CFCProxy to let java classes call our CFCs, and much much more. There is also an update to the Report Builder, Continue Reading

Using the Event Manager

On a number of recent projects, I’ve been unhappy with the tight coupling I’ve needed between components in an application, to get the effective communications I needed. I set out in search of a way for any one component to subscribe to the events of any other component, without the Continue Reading