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Archive for May, 2008

This is the review of the book I posted to Amazon.com, when I’ve got more time I’d really like to expand on what I’ve already written. I got off to a rocky start with the Flex 3 Cookbook, by Joshua Noble, et al.  Many of the recipes would be well suited for someone who is just […]

Friday, May 30th, 2008 at 14:28 0 comments

I first came across Flex Solutions, Essential Techniques for Flex 2 and 3 Developers, by Marco Casario, several months ago.  I was getting an itch to buy a new Flex book and this was one of the titles that turned up in my searches.  It received fairly high reviews at Amazon, but I was unimpressed […]

Saturday, May 17th, 2008 at 22:02 0 comments

I don’t know if they’re just a more established tech book publishing company, but I usually have a good experience with O’Reilly books.  Programming Amazon Web Services, subtitled S3, EC2, SQS, FPS, and SimpleDB, by James Murty, was great.  5 stars. I enjoyed this book mainly because I love using Amazon’s web services for recreation and […]

Friday, May 16th, 2008 at 10:18 0 comments

We recently ran into a problem using our TrueMVC framework (which prescribes coding models to an interface and binding directly to the models) in that it was not obvious how to make the properties (getters/setters) of an interface bindable. Consider the following interface: [as3] package model { public interface ISimpleModel { function get name() : […]

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 at 20:06 11 comments

So I haven’t taken Win2003 x64 off my laptop yet, but I am preparing.  One thing I noticed the last time I reinstalled my OS was that my Outlook.pst file was getting fairly large (it was around 550MB at the time and has since grown to over 700MB), which made it somewhat of a pain to backup […]

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 at 18:05 0 comments

This is a review of Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex and Java (subtitled Secrets of the Masters), authored by Yakov Fain, Dr. Victor Rasputnis, and Anatole Tartakovsky.  Published by SYS-CON Media, 2007.  4 stars. I ordered this book for two reasons.  The first was that I had read reports that it was purported to […]

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 at 09:53 1 comment

I’m thankful that I not only have an interest in software development and programming in general, but also that I am pretty comfortable in most programming languages (even ones I don’t use on a regular basis).  Most of them are very similar and of common enough lineage, that if you need to do something simple […]

Friday, May 2nd, 2008 at 20:50 4 comments

I finally got my copy of Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started, by Ben Forta, Raymond Camden, and Charlie Arehart. When I found out I needed to learn ColdFusion for an internship I’m doing with Nike over the summer, I asked around and everyone tells me that Ben Forta is “the […]

Friday, May 2nd, 2008 at 19:43 0 comments