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Archive for the ‘Flex Builder’ Category

I was much more impressed with Flex 4 Cookbook, from Joshua Noble, et al, than I was with Flex 3 Cookbook. I haven’t had a chance to try out all of the code snippets yet, but there are lots of good ones. I was especially glad that the authors were able to maintain focus on […]

Monday, February 7th, 2011 at 21:32 0 comments

I finished my final Flex 3 project a couple months ago and have finally been able to start digging into Flex 4 for my current projects. There are two in particular that involve a number of input-type popups. The first thing I noticed about these popups (which were based on either Group or VGroup) was […]

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 at 10:11 2 comments

I recently purchased the book Adobe Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 by David Gassner and will be publishing a complete review when I’m done with the book. I’m going through it looking for the coverage I feel would be most helpful for those experienced with Flex 3. Even more specifically, those like myself, who […]

Friday, June 11th, 2010 at 22:56 1 comment

Creating Visual Experiences with Flex 3.0 by Juan Sanchez and Andy McIntosh was nothing like I expected.  I’ve been working closely (well, more closely than I’d like, anyway) with some interaction designers, and subconsciously I was expecting it to be more along those lines.  Fortunately for me it turned out much differently. Sanchez and McIntosh […]

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 16:41 0 comments

I’ve taken a step that I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time, extending UIComponent.  Sometimes I think it’s amazing that I’ve made it this long without having to do it. I’m working on a project right where I’m using an ItemRenderer in a List control (nothing new) but there may be up to 100 […]

Monday, November 3rd, 2008 at 22:13 1 comment

I wanted to put this little tidbit out for boosting Flex Builder’s performance on all platforms.  I was ecstatic when I got my new desktop this past June (quad-core, 12MB cache, etc., etc.) and the build process flew.  It was awesome (see complaints in previous post about my laptop seeming like a dinosaur in comparison), […]

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 at 19:54 0 comments