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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)

FITC Mobile Presentation on iPhone Development

Just finished my presentation at FITC Mobile 2009 in Toronto. And it went very well! I had lots of questions and was able to answer all but one. The presentation was about building native iPhone applications using JavaScript and HTML instead of Objective-C. I’m currently using Titanium Mobile to does this. I’ve posted a slide share of the iPhone development presentation at On3. ... (more)

Twitter Updates for 2010-06-24

RT @danielwanja iPhone 4 cancellation fee is $325..so $150 more than before. So the 32Gb is really $624. # Look who's back! Got my notice from @flyclear. Really looking forward to no security lines. http://www.flyclear.com # Anyone try PushButton Profiler on Flex? http://pushbuttonengine.com/2010/06/pushbutton-labs-profiler-open-sourced/ # Working on a memory leak in #openflux coverflow with view states in a custom itemrenderer #Flex3 x # ... (more)

Five Reasons Why My Tweets are Better than Yours

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 of Twitter. 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)

No One is Moving from Flex to HTML5

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 there. But now I see JavaScript companies’ desperate pleas for Flex 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 else JS-based.) 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)