Author Archive for Holly Schinsky

Get Flex/AIR Certified! Attest 1.5 mock exam AIR app released – FREE!

March 27, 2009By 15 Comments

Recently I decided to research getting my Adobe Flex 3/AIR ACE Certification and quickly found there was not a whole lot in the way of test preparation besides using the Adobe LiveDocs and the various books on the subjects. What I really wanted was the ability to take a mock exam and see which areas […]

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Adobe Flex/AIR Certification?

March 3, 2009By 24 Comments

So I’ve been contemplating studying for and taking the Adobe Flex 3 with AIR exam to become an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and thought it would be good to solicit some feedback from the community. I would love to hear any details about how it may have helped you if you’ve already earned your certification […]

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Flex/AIR Application Scope Tips

January 27, 2009By 15 Comments

Since I’ve been developing in Flex, the one thing I’ve been trying to get a better handle on is how to go about accessing what I need and when. After digging in to the Flex SDK a bit, I have come to some conclusions on different properties and objects that can be used in different […]

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Tour de Flex Unveiled!

November 21, 2008By 0 Comments

So I’ve just returned from Adobe MAX 2008 and I’m very excited about finally being able to talk about the latest and greatest application I had the pleasure of working on… Tour de Flex! If you haven’t already hear about it, Tour de Flex is an AIR application that allows you to explore and learn […]

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Flex/AIR to Java Communication Using Merapi

November 13, 2008By 16 Comments

If you’re looking for a way to communicate between Flex and Java, there’s a great API available for doing just that. It’s called Merapi and is basically a bridge for sending messages between Java applications and Flex/AIR apps. I recently worked on a project for Adobe (shhh, until MAX!) where I used Merapi to communicate […]

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Generate PDF's from your Flash, Flex and AIR apps

November 3, 2008By 18 Comments

If you’re looking to generate a client side PDF from your Flash, Flex or AIR applications, there is a great ActionScript 3 library available now for doing just that. It’s called AlivePDF and was built under an MIT license so you are free to use it in your applications. I downloaded it and tried it […]

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Data Binding Gone Wild!

October 29, 2008By 6 Comments

The ability to base a property of an object off a dynamically changing value is a benefit of data binding that is often unknown or overlooked by Flex developers. However it is an extremely valuable feature and can save a lot of time coding and handling various events, not to mention much cleaner code! This […]

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WebManiacs Conference Review

May 28, 2008By 0 Comments

I spent most of last week in Washington, DC attending the WebManiacs conference. I thoroughly enjoyed the conference, and maxed out my attendance to all the classes I could possibly fit in each day, spending most of my time in hands-on courses. I was impressed with the fact they provided the use of computers (except […]

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