Building a Native Extension | Part 4 – The Android Code

Building the Android library was very interesting.  It was easier for me to write Java as it was more similar to ActionScript.  Some amount of debugging (log statements) is actually possible with zero work on the developer’s part which is a great addition (more on that later).  Also, using the Continue Reading

Building a Native Extension | Part 2 – The ActionScript Code

In this post we’ll discuss the parts of the native extension that are written in ActionScript.  This includes in the main library and the default implementation. The ActionScript Library The main library is an ActionScript library which serves as an interface to the AIR application.  This library is also responsible Continue Reading

Building a Native Extension | Part 1 – The Problem and the Plan

I’ve been writing a lot of native extensions lately.  The project I’m working on now requires all kinds of custom behavior.  It’s been an interesting ride.  I’ve learned a lot, for sure, particularly since I haven’t coded extensively with iOS or Android.  I’ve learned some things and I’d like to Continue Reading

Lots of new prereleases from adobe

Late last night adobe released several new betas on the labs.adobe.com site, including: • 64 bit Flash Player (Code Named “Square”) • Flex 4.5 SDK (Code Named “Hero”) • Flash Builder Next (Code Named “Burrito”) • Flash Catalyst Next (Coe Named “Panini”) Square is obviously very interesting, as more and Continue Reading

Flex 360 tickets selling fast

Down to the last 5 (Cheap) tickets left for 360|Flex. Register now, save $100 and get the same awesome content for a little less coin. Act fast, these last tickets won’t last. When they’re gone, the regular price of $599 kicks in. Come on out and hear me give advice Continue Reading

Free Flex 4 Training in Chicago

I’ll be giving a free full-day, hands-on training session, where experienced ColdFusion Developers can learn how to build their first Flex application using the latest Flash Builder 4 beta software. This training is designed to help experienced ColdFusion developers get started in understanding how to add rich UI to existing Continue Reading

Flex Camp Chicago

I’m speaking today and tomorrow at Flex Camp Chicago. Today, I’m covering for Mike Nimer (who is recovering from some dental work), and presenting his “Flex for ColdFusion Developers” session. For those of you looking for the presentation or source code, you can find it on Nimers blog. Tomorrow, I’ll Continue Reading

Flex Camp Boston, this week

We are just a mere few days away from Flex Camp Boston. As always there are a number of great speakers and interesting topics, great for existing flex developers who want to take their skills to the next level, or for folks new to the flex world. Hope to see Continue Reading