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)
Swiz is a framework for Adobe Flex that aims to bring complete simplicity to
RIA development. But, until recently, the documentation was limited.
Swiz 0.6.2 Actionscript API Reference: http://swizframework.org/
Swiz Framework Site: http://on3solutions.com/swiz062/
Swiz Framework Source: http://code.google.com/p/swizframework/
Enjoy guys. Now start coding!
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)
USA vs England in Legos! Love it –
Let me start with the punch line: Adobe’s announcement only applies
to browser-based applications that use domain memory IN COMBINATION WITH
hardware accelerated Stage3D in Flash Player
If you don’t know what these features are, this announcement does not
Read the official announcement
It’s funny to me how a simple statement gets construed when passed on to
even one person. This phenomenon is called Chinese
Whispers. Unfortunately, in our fast paced world, we don’t actually pay
attention enough to prevent this from happening nor the erroneous blow back
regarding th... (more)