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The Making of an Eclipse Plug-in – Part 1

May 4, 2009By 7 Comments

Learn how to create a plug-in view for Eclipse or Flex Builder.

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My Flex/AIR ACE Certification Experience

April 20, 2009By 7 Comments

A couple of months ago I started considering taking my Flex 3/AIR Certification. I solicited feedback in a previous blog post and got some really great comments regarding the value of getting the certification. I wanted to write up a quick post about the experience myself and my overall feelings on the topic for the […]

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Tour de Flex – Web Version Released!

March 30, 2009By 7 Comments

Tour de Flex for the Web was released today! It’s hosted on the Adobe Devnet site where we also now keep the Tour de Flex AIR app download, and looks almost identical to the AIR version, minus the AIR-only samples for obvious reasons. The web version contains deep linking integrated into it so it’s now […]

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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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