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

Reflecting an image in Flex

Increasingly, clients have been asking for a "reflection" effect, showing a vertically flipped image of a component next to the actual component.  After reinventing the wheel on this several times, I came up with this simple reusable component: package com.tappernimer.components{ import mx.containers.Canvas; import mx.core.UIComponent; import flash.display.BitmapData; import flash.geom.Matrix; import flash.display.IBitmapDrawable; Continue Reading

H.264 Support in FlashPlayer

I missed it yesterday, when it was announced, but Adobe has now announced support for H.264 (also know as MPEG4) in an upcoming version of the flash player.  H.264 is the same standard which is used by BluRay and HD-DVD — the ability to have this type of video in Continue Reading

FlexManiacs 2007 – Getting Started with Apollo

As promised, here are the starting files from my "FlexManiacs 2007 – Getting Started with Apollo" session.  Thanks for attending my session, I hope you enjoyed it and the FlexManiacs Conference. Overall, i thought this conference was a great success.  Many attendees of all levels.  Great networking, Great debates, and Continue Reading

Internationalizing Flex apps Pt 1

This is part 1 of a 3 part series on Internationalizng flex apps. One of the many features available in Flex 2.0 is a ResourceBundle class, which allows for a standardized approach for internationalizing applications.  Many recent projects of mine have had requirements that we build applications so that they Continue Reading

Flex 2.0 Beta 3 now available

Moments ago, Adobe released Flex 2.0 Beta 3 to their labs site.  There are a number of changes from Beta 2, so anyone who started working with previous versions needs to read the upgrading from beta 2 document.  There are also new releases of "mystic" the ColdFusion / Flex connector.

Free Flex 2.0 !?!

According to several sources, including News.com 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

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 flash.events.EventDispatcher;    import flash.util.*;    import mx.rpc.events.ResultEvent;    import Continue Reading