Adobe recently released (August 2009) the Flex implementation of PMD tool
which is extensively used at J2EE shops for code quality management. FlexPMD
is a tool that helps to improve code quality by auditing any AS3/Flex source
directory and detecting common bad practices.
The Flex PMD tool is locate on the Adobe Open Source Projects site.
It is available as an ANT task, command line and Mac OSX Automator.
And before you ask, no, there isn’t an Eclipse plugin… yet.
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 managemen... (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.
I’ve been reading a few discussions on how to more effectively manage
development of a Flex project. And the reason many are looking for a solution
has nothing to do with Flex, per say, but has more to do with the complexity
of our development environments.
The hidden reason is cost. Cost for setting up each developer environment.
Cost of licenses.
The bigger reason is, or should be, security.
Enter Platform as a Service (PaaS) to the conversation.
Although the idea of using the cloud for development is good in theory, it
can be cost prohibitive. Here is why:
• The cost of using... (more)
Some tweeters use “Shock ‘n Awe” and others use humor (that’s humour
for my Canadian friends.)
OT: Should I call them “tweeters” or “twits”?
Never mind, let’s talk about some of the things you can do to make the most
Just like the subject line to an email, each tweet should get to the point
very quickly. In fact, many of us read email in the same way we read tweets
(only the first 140 characters.)
Lets face it, if you’re not Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber, getting a bunch of
people interested in what you have to say doesn’t come easy. But with a
little advice on the subt... (more)