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Apache Flex 4.8.0 Released!

July 26, 2012By 9 Comments

In case you haven’t heard the news yet, the Apache Flex team just delivered their first release, Apache Flex 4.8.0! Though it’s just a parity release (no new features yet), this is a major milestone for the team and validates the strength of the community and the dedicated Adobe folks coming together and proving they […]

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Adobe’s Commitments to Flex – Official Whitepaper

February 15, 2012By 24 Comments

There have been a lot of questions about the viability and future of Flex recently, and Adobe has published an official whitepaper today detailing their support for Flex going forward. The paper also contains details regarding Flash runtime support, Flash Builder support and other Apache contributions including the Falcon compiler. I believe the paper is […]

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Using Flex Mobile Components in a Flex/AIR Desktop Application

October 19, 2011By 49 Comments

There may be a time when you want to use some of the Flex mobile components in a Flex/AIR desktop application, and this might be the case even more now with the recent addition of the new Flex 4.6 tablet components available in pre-release. I’m not necessarily advocating this as best practice but I know […]

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Using Menus in your Flex 4.5 Mobile Application

There is a new Spark ViewMenu component to use for mobile application development. Here’s a list of important facts to know about the ViewMenu: ViewMenu is automatically created when the device Menu button is pressed, but can be programmatically opened as well. VewMenu will close when you click outside of it, but can also be […]

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Updating Flash Builder Burrito Applications to Flash Builder 4.5

April 27, 2011By 34 Comments

Have you downloaded the latest Flash Builder 4.5 from pre-release (and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?!) and tried to import a project you built in Flash Builder Burrito only to find a bunch of errors? I made a list of things I discovered when going through this process and noted them below. […]

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Adobe AIR Launchpad Update

September 7, 2010By 1 Comment

An update to the Adobe AIR Launchpad Beta has been made available today and includes the following fixes/changes in version 1.0.1: Fixed Windows OS path issue for generated icon paths set in the app-descriptor.xml file. Paths will now have the correct path separator. Allow badge graphics other than JPG to be used and named with […]

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Flash Builder 4 Shortcuts and Tips

July 26, 2010By 23 Comments

I’ve been collecting a summary of Flash Builder 4 tips I find useful to help me be more productive as a developer and thought I would share them here. I’m including the shortcut for the feature where possible (based on Mac OS, for Windows use Ctrl in place of Cmd). Please feel free to comment […]

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Framework RSL's in Flex Builder vs Flash Builder, Performance and Important Info

April 8, 2010By 6 Comments

If you are running multiple Flex applications on a server you should seriously consider using Flex Framework RSLs (runtime shared libraries) to reduce redundancy by eliminating the loading of the same core framework libraries used by all applications. The result could be a reduction in the size of your application SWF file to 1/10th of […]

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