On3 is adding a NEW! Adobe Flex course – we may be the first to offer it
anywhere: Flex 3: Developing ColdFusion 8 Enabled Rich Internet Applications.
The training covers the Flex client, Eclipse & Flex builder, the Flash
virtual machine & how the Flex application development process is designed.
It covers Actionscript, how events are handled, and layouts in a constraint
based container. The material is similar to the first three days of Flex 3:
Developing Rich Internet Applications. However, on the final two days, the
course moves into getting data, using E4X Expressions & search, displaying
the data and ColdFusion wizards and extensions to code a back end that
tightly integrates with the full Adobe suite of enterprise level products and
application development toolkits.
The 2009 dates are: Jul 20 – 24, Aug 24-28, Sep 21 – 25, Oct 12-16, Oct
26 – 30, Nov 16 – 20, N... (more)
Watch MAX keynotes, streamed live from Los Angeles-register now
(go to http://max.adobe.com/online/ )
On October 5th and 6th, Adobe MAX Online will feature the keynotes, streamed
live, highlighting the newest and most exciting developments in the world of
technology. Join 10 minutes early and participate in the backstage behind the
View the top three sessions from each day on demand:
Check back each day by 8:00 PM PT, from October 5th to 7th, to see the top
session of the day from each track: Design, Develop, and Envision. You’ll
be able to view these sessions on dem... (more)
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)
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)
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)