For over a decade now, we have been trained to use the "back" and "forward"
buttons in our Web browser to review or backtrack previously viewed content.
We are trained to the point that there are even keyboard shortcuts.
Unfortunately, this can be a problem when browsing Flex applications. Being
the well-trained users that we are, we often forget that we could cause the
Flex application to reload unwittingly.
Fortunately, there is a solution that is built into the Flex SDK and HTML
templates that are generated in a Flex Builder project. By default, Flex
enables history management for only a couple of navigator containers, without
using any additional ActionScript or MXML tags. Although this is a good
start, we often need more options to build truly custom applications.
In order to implement your own custom history management, you will need to
use the HistoryManager ... (more)
Okay, maybe I do already love the Adobe RIA tools, but… if I didn’t,
I’d be smitten with their latest offer to the community.
Once again, Adobe is reaching out to the community by giving away free
licenses to their RIA development tools. Free Flex Builder licenses to
academia and to the unemployed. And now, free ColdFusion licenses to
So, if you had your choice of using the best RIA development platform (for
free) or any of the up-and-coming tools, which would you choose?
Check my post on On3 for information about free Adobe licenses.
On3 has some excellent ColdFusion Classes scheduled during the next few
months to celebrate the grand opening of our new headquarters and training
center location on the 16th Street mall in Denver. The new address starting
on August 1st will be: Denver Petroleum Building, 110 16th St, Ste 604,
Denver, CO 80202. Please drop by and see us sometime!
The Fast Track to ColdFusion 8 class covers databases, forms,
search-interfaces, templates, and getting information in and out of
ColdFusion. The class teaches an experienced object oriented or scripting
language veteran the tips and tr... (more)
Just finished my presentation at FITC Mobile 2009 in Toronto. And it went
I had lots of questions and was able to answer all but one.
The presentation was about building native iPhone applications using
Mobile to does this.
I’ve posted a slide share of the iPhone development presentation at On3.
The fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is been slung around by profiteers like
folding chairs at a WWE event. The haters are still being haters. Nothing new
developers to start using their HTML5 software.
The context is all wrong here. Very, very few Flex developers have shifted,
moved, changed over, or whatever you want to call it… to HTML5 (or anything
There is not a move to HTML5
I will go as far as to say that there is not a move to HTML5. The simple fact
is that, developers are being develop... (more)