Adobe MAX 06

Date: Sun 22 Oct 2006 — Fri 27 Oct 2006, Type: All Day Event For more information, see my various blog posts here and here.  I’m not sure how this will render on my blog, I’m just experiementig with the "Make an Event" feature that is here.

Flex 2 ships!

I’m about to download my recently purchased fully released Flex Builder 2.0 with charting.  This is now available on (note, no longer available at  I’m sure I’ll be posting more on this later, but I’m about to go back downstairs to the CFUnited conf while this downloads.

Off to CFUnited 06

At 4:30 this afternoon, I’m flying down to DC for the CFUnited conference.  As I mentioned earlier  I’ll be presenting a revised and updated version of my topic from last years conference, in which I discussed the myraid of benefits available with Event Gateways in CFMX7.  Among the new material Continue Reading

Our Flex 2 book

Glancing at the UK version of Amazon, I’ve just seen the first glimpse of our upcoming Flex 2 book.  They have an image of the cover here.  Oddly, I cant yet find a mention of it on the US amazon site, nor on Barnes and Noble.  I’ll be posting much Continue Reading

Freely available SizeableTitleWindow with Adobes ColdFusion/Flex connectivity

In playing around with the ColdFusion/Flex wizards, I found that Adobe includes a really nice resizeable closeable window.  When I get more time, I’ll integrate this with my MaximizeRestorePanel class. package com.adobe.ColdFusion.components{ import mx.containers.TitleWindow; import mx.managers.CursorManager; import mx.managers.ISystemManager; import mx.controls.Alert; import mx.logging.Log; import mx.utils.ObjectUtil; import mx.controls.Button; import; import; import flash.system.System; import flash.geom.Rectangle;  public class SizeableTitleWindow extends TitleWindow {   private const dragThreshold:int = Continue Reading

Flex 2 MaxRestorePanel class

7/25 – I’ve updated this class to now work with the released version of Flex 2.  The only changes needed was to replace rerfrences to the currentIcon property (which was protected in the betas, but is a private property in the released version), to instead use the getChildByName method.  So, Continue Reading

Hunter S. Thompson R.I.P.

Sorry for the non-technology post… One of the great authors of our time, Hunter S. Thompson, died Sunday February 20th, 2005, of a self inflicted Gunshot.  Hunter was one of my favorite authors since I first picked up "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 1972," back in college. Futher news Continue Reading