Creating View States purely in AS3

I’ve been building a bunch of custom AS3 components for clients lately, and have run across the need to use view states within an AS3 component.  Working with states in MXML is pretty trivial, using the AddChild, RemoveChild and SetProperty    tags, you can do virtually anything you need, but when working in an Continue Reading

Free Flex 2.0 !?!

According to several sources, including and Christian Cantrell’s (Product Manager for Developer Relations at Macromedia/Adobe) blog, as well as the FAQ on Adobe Labs when Flex 2.0 is released, there will also be a free version of the SDK available.  Is seems the key difference with the Free vs the 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