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Among the Best Posts of 2008 on Flex RIA

Posted by | January 7, 2009 .

As you all know, I have recently tried to look how Flex RIA was a year ago through the Wayback machine. While it was not possible for me to read each and every post made over the year, here are some I found interesting among the popular ones in each month. Jan, 2008: It was […]

Has Anyone Tried The New Brinkster File Manager?

Posted by | December 23, 2008 .

Brinkster, the web hosting company, released a new file manager to manage one’s webspace. The product is an Adobe Flex app and their Channel Blue blog shows that it was released over a month ago. The file manager has the thumbnail, detail and image views; can be used to perform all common operations like create, […]

A Few Updates of Tour de Flex

Posted by | December 17, 2008 .

A Million Samples Gregory Wilson, one of the Adobe Evangelists behind Tour de Flex, wrote yesterday on his blog that the app has so far been used to view 1,000,000 samples. James Ward announced the release of the app on the 17th of November, exactly a month ago. Now, that is what we call stellar! […]

Rich Text Editor in Tour de Flex

Posted by | December 16, 2008 .

I was browsing using the Tour de Flex application and found a sample of what looked like a rich text editor. Have any of you noticed the Working With the File System showcased in Tour de Flex? You can find it under AIR Capabilities -> Coding Techniques. It is a rich text editor. It allows […]

Rich Spatial Flex Viewer for Geoweb 2.0

Posted by | December 12, 2008 .

We have seen a number of mashups that use Google Maps API or some other maps and almost all of them do just one thing: putting markers (lines or polygons) on the digital maps, regardless of how fancy the user interface (UI) and the data may be. But there is this Rich Spatial Flex Viewer […]

SUMO Paint: Another Online Alternative to Photoshop

Posted by | December 9, 2008 .

I’ve heard that there are a lot of online alternatives to Photoshop, like Picnik, Adobe Photoshop Express and Splashup. I have tried SUMO Paint now. The “Online Image Editor” is a very elaborate webapp using Flex. I’ve experienced enough slow and neverending wait times and was pleasantly surprised by how fast SUMO Paint loads. And […]

The RIA Cowboy’s Portable Flex App

Posted by | November 13, 2008 .

Portable RIAs are yet to catch up. That is perhaps because most haven’t seen that possibility until Adobe released Adobe Reader 9 with a feature to natively display Flash. James Ward, the RIA Cowboy, has a wonderful tutorial to create a portable RIA with an illustration of embedding a Flex app within a PDF document. […]

With Flex NASDAQ Makes Stock Chart very Useful

Posted by | November 5, 2008 .

Our friend Tom of VDE Projects pointed me to this nice Flex stock chart from NASDAQ. I found it’s a very useful stock chart. We all know Google uses Flash to plot its stock chart. Google’s is simple and easy. However, except having a quick glance on what’s the stock is doing, there isn’t any […]

Flex Drill Down Charts

Posted by | October 22, 2008 .

The shout “Drill, Baby, Drill” reminded me to put out the Flex drill down chart sample. One benefit of applying RIA technologies is for data visualization. Flex framework comes with fairly rich set of charting tools. A drill down chart is very good way of looking into data from different levels. If you happened to […]

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