Having built/architected/developed/consulted many Adobe Flex applications and
being one of the first certified Flex instructors in the world, I’ve seen a
lot of Flex applications. Some good, some bad.
But no matter how many applications or who I’m talking to, I always stress
the importance of securing proprietary information. By securing, I mean
don’t put it in your application. Unless your are encrypting your
application and decrypting at runtime, you are subject to a decompiler
exposing your secrets.
There are Flash decompilers that will take any SWF and give you the source:
Trillix Flash Decompiler is one of the best commercial tools I’ve found.
I’ve even seen guys decompile, make changes and then recompile a Flex app.
This is scary! Say goodbye to licensing software in Flash.
But HP just released a tool that has caught my eye as well. (Note: I have not
tested this ... (more)
First, yes, screen readers can read Flex applications. And yes, its fairly
easy. But, I’ll discuss how in a future post.
But, if you’d rather send people to your old HTML version of your site when
using a read, there is good news. Flash Player has the ability to detect if a
disabled and/or the Flex application is not compiled as an “accessible
swf”. This is possible with the Accessibility class.
It is important to note that if the Flex application is compiled as an
“accessible swf”, the screen reader will also ... (more)
Download Adobe AIR from the Adobe downloads.
Open a terminal window.
cd to download directory
chmod the AdobeAIRInstaller.bin to 755
One of my CFUnited sessions:
AIR: Building Desktop Applications with Flex 3 -
Here is a little Q&A about CFUnited and me.
1. Have you spoken at CFUnited in the past? What would you tell someone who
hasn’t been to CFUnited before?
Yes, I have spoken at CFUnited in the past. And I’d have to equate it to
seeing your favorite band in a small venue. Same great talent, but not nearly
as crowded allowing you to easily network with so many very talented people.
2. Why should people attend your session(s)?
If you have been wondering about, thinking about... (more)
My company, On3, has added another Adobe Flex 3 Rich Client Applications
class for June 1-3, 2009 and the Flex 3 LiveCycle Data Services Integrating
with Data and Messaging class for June 4-5, 2009.
The class is in Downtown Denver the first week of June. Which is an
absolutely beautiful time to visit Colorado.