Killing Flash

It’s been a long time coming, but the writing has been on the wall since the advent of the first iPhone. In a recent press release, Adobe announced that it would “stop updating and distributing the Flash Player,” within the next 3 years. Adobe Flash is dead, and we couldn’t be happier. You might be…

CSV / XLS Exporting in Adobe Coldfusion 9

Let’s talk about XLS Exporting in Adobe Coldfusion 9 (Excel Spreadsheets). ColdFusion has this neat little tag called cfspreadsheet. It allows the writing of, updating of, and reading of CSV/XLS files in ColdFusion. This is a handy tool for exporting dynamically generated queries. It can make XLS Exporting in Adobe Coldfusion 9 very simple and…

NetConnection: Flash Remoting in smaller AS3 projects

What is NetConnection? Located in the flash.net package, NetConnection inherits from EventDispatcher and then Object. It is a simple way to open a connection to a remote server, call services from it and then implement the return values into your ActionScript 3.0 project. This works even in standalone Adobe Air applications. Although it is not…

Creating ASDocs with ANT & Flash Builder Part 3. Customizing the Documentation Template.

3. Customizing the HTML template for your Flash Builder Project. There’s no point doing good work if others don’t know about it or can’t understand what you did. When it comes to developing lengthy applications a well written documentation is a must. A well written documentation which compliments your project’s design shows commitment to the project…

Flex and Spring: Communication over BlazeDS – Part I

Leveraging a Spring backend in your Flex application can be a great way to gain access to powerful java tools and server technologies, but getting your client and server all wired up can be pretty challenging, especially for the newcomer. I recently had the opportunity to explore this Pandora’s box, and came up with a…