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Adobe Launches BrowserLab Preview

Posted by Charles | June 3, 2009 | 1 Comment

According to MacWorld, Adobe Wednesday will unveil Adobe BrowserLab, a fully hosted online service that lets professional Web designers preview how their sites will look in various Web browsers on the Mac and Windows platforms.Like a browser within a browser, BrowserLabs’ built-in diagnostic tools let users view and compare site pages to ensure design integrity across browsers and platforms. BrowserLab launches as a free preview of the service, available to the community on a first-come, first-serve basis with a goal of quickly gathering 3,000 to 5,000 test users. The preview is in English only. By early July, the preview […] Continue Reading…

ESRI Sample Flex Viewer is on Tour de Flex

Posted by Charles | June 2, 2009 | 2 Comments

The Sample Flex Viewer from ESRI is up on Tour De Flex now. The Sample Flex Viewer developed using ESRI ArcGIS API for Flex and Adobe Flex. This sample viewer was designed to showcase some of the core capabilities of the ArcGIS Platform through a simple, modern, Web2.0 style and RIA based user interface. This sample may be used in compiled form with simple modifications to its configuration file, or its source code can be used by application developers to further explore and understand some of the best practices and programming patterns of the ArcGIS API for Flex. Moxie […] Continue Reading…

Editing Clips Using RichFLV

Posted by Sravan | June 2, 2009 | 11 Comments

RichFLV is a great tool but has no public documentation. I have received mails from quite a few users who were lost about how to use it, the latest one being today. I hope this brief post helps all you people and saves some frustration.

File Menu
You can’t drag and drop a FLV file into opened RichFLV to play it, nor use “Open With” option. First open RichFLV, then use the Open menu item in the File menu to open and play FLV files.

Use the Save menu item in the File menu to save your edited FLV files.

Window Menu
You can […] Continue Reading…

Silverlight vs Google Wave, It’s about Karma

Posted by Charles | June 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

It seems Silverlight and Googe Wave are like apple and orange. How could they be compared. ZOHO CEO Sridhar Vembu did just that with emails and blogging. Vermbu has been taking on Salesforce.com and now obviously Microsoft. Does he have good points this time? I think so and the comparison is reasonable after reading along.As Vermbu wrote, “It is easy to dismiss all this with, “Oh, the press just loves to hype everything Google and loves to hate Microsoft,” but that cannot explain why even competitors like us are willing to embrace Google’s innovations, but stay away from perfectly […] Continue Reading…

Adobe Flex 4 is Here

Posted by Sravan | June 1, 2009 | Comment

The Adobe Flex 4 SDK Beta has been released. The release has been planned to align with that of Adobe Flex Flash Builder 4 Beta and Adobe Flash Catalyst. The latter is a new tool that has been much talked about in the community has a “no coding required” tag and is aimed at designers while the Flash Builder remains the developer’s tool.

For an overview of what is new in Flex 4, read Matt Chotin’s article. And to brace yourself when compiling your Flex 3 applications in Flex 4 Beta, read Joan Lafferty’s article. For instance, the Fx […] Continue Reading…

Rounding Up The Google Wave Week

Posted by Sravan | June 1, 2009 | Comment

Last week actually became a Flex 4 week towards the tail end, but read about that in the next post. Google Wave is a phenomenal project and I already told you that.

One of our readers has a doubt: “I wondered if submitting an XML site map to google with relevant descriptions and titles was an option.” Could anyone please help us out here?

The latest version of Tour de Flex, v1.2.3, has improved CPU utilization apart from some bug fixes. Nice. I still remember the RSLs that shrunk the installer by 30% for the previous version.

The Flash community cheered Amethyst […] Continue Reading…

Twitter is done and locks up our site

Posted by Charles | May 30, 2009 | Comment

At this moment the twitter site still can’t be accessed. Too bad we use a twitter badge on our site. The script from twitter hangs our site so that the rest of page(scripts) won’t work.

When Twitter is getting hotter and much widely used, the question raising is, can we count on such startup, which hasn’t found viable business model to make some doughs?

Bing with no Bang

Posted by Charles | May 30, 2009 | 2 Comments

Google is under attack lately. Wolfram’s WolframAlpha was cheered as Google search killer, after years of selling not so hot but big book, A New Kind of Science. And then, Microsoft came out to spoil Google I/O with the Bing announcement. But do you see the difference between WolframAlpha and Bing?I do, the Bing is out without a bang.I’m not sure what the Microsoft guys usually eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner or other pills or substance. But seems they were not thinking straight. If you don’t have anything to show, what’s the point of shouting out to just […] Continue Reading…

Did the Google I/O 2009 Spoil the Microsoft Bing Day?

Posted by Sravan | May 29, 2009 | Comment

Google I/O is a developer gathering focused on pushing the boundaries of web applications using Google and open web technologies. This year’s two-day conference appears to have completely overshadowed the Microsoft Bing Day. There must have been two binge parties in both the camps last night for entirely different reasons.

In case you did not know, Bing is Microsoft’s new highly publicized search engine decision engine. It was supposed to have been launched yesterday, but it is not yet live. Watch this video to know more about Bing.

Coming back to Google I/O.

On the first day, the Google App Engine […] Continue Reading…


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