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 developers. No matter the background, we are
always trying to broadening our skill sets. This includes HTML5 since it
started showing up a few years ago. For anyone to imply, or state outright,
that there is some mass exodus from Flex is completely false!
The reality is still the same, Flash Player ... (more)
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Google Glass is disrupting the industry by focusing on the user experience
combined with social norms to create a mass consumer product that is socially
acceptable to wear and incredibly functional.
Google does own a patent on gazed-based advertising and their core business
is based around advertising, I can guarantee that there will be advertising
opportunities. But, I’d like to clarify the difference between gaze and
eye tracking. Google Glass currently does not have an eye facing camera that
would allow them to track eye movement. But, Glass does have access to a
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:
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.