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Touring Tour de Flex

Posted by Sravan | December 5, 2008 | 5 Comments

The Adobe Evangelist Team has been exemplary in evangelizing their products and I’m sure their counterparts in other companies are envious of them. James Ward (RIA Cowboy), Christophe Coenraets and Gregory Wilson deserve all the praise for coming up with the concept of Tour de Flex. What better way to make heads turn?
Tour de Flex is an Adobe AIR app that was released during the Adobe MAX Conference, San Francisco. It allows users to seamlessly explore Flex capabilities and resources segregated among categories like Flex core components, Flex data access, AIR capabilities, Cloud APIs, Data visualization, and Mapping.
According to […] Continue Reading…

Integration of KapInspect Into Your Flex/AS3 Application

Posted by julienrevel | December 4, 2008 | Comment

This is the last in a three-article series. This explains in detail the different ways of integrating KapInspect into your applications.
How to include KapInspect into your application?
There are different methods to include KapInspect into your application, depending on what packaging you use:
1°) With KapInspect.swc
Just add this library to your project, and add either

tag into your main MXML application: <kapit:KapInspect/>
“new KapInspect()” line into you application initialization code (initialize, creationComplete or applicationComplete code)

2°) With KapInspectModuleLoader.swc
In a very similar manner, include this SWC into your project, and add either:

 tag into your main MXML application file: <kapit:KapInspectModuleLoader/>
“new KapInspectModuleLoader()” line into application initialization code

Do not forget […] Continue Reading…

How KapInspect Can Help You to Develop, Debug and Maintain Flex/AS3 Applications

Posted by julienrevel | December 3, 2008 | Comment

This second part of a three-article series reviews KapInspect features in detail.
KapInspect Basic Principles

The left pane displays a tree of the display list for your application, and for popups if any. For popups, you must refresh manually with ‘refresh popups’ button.
When you select an item in the display list, a frame will outline the component selected in your application, displaying its name and its coordinates.
The selected object in the display list becomes the “main selected object”, which is the target for the next inspector that will be opened.
The bottom bar opens up when mouse is over it. The first group […] Continue Reading…

KapInspect: X-Ray Glasses for Debugging and Maintaining Flex/AS3 Applications

Posted by julienrevel | December 2, 2008 | 3 Comments

This is the first in a three-article series on KapInspect.
What is KapInspect?
KapInspect is a free debugging and introspection tool that will help Flex and AS3 developers to inspect their applications at runtime. Its main features are:

Display list hierarchical browsing for applications as well as for popups
Dynamic display list tree, reacting to add and remove children on your application, and always displaying its current state
Capture tool to pinpoint any UIComponent in the application
Inspect the public variable of any object (including UIComponents) recursively: objects, array, dictionaries
Event console for logging standard Flex events dispatched by objects and components, with event filters, including capture/target/bubble phase
Statistics […] Continue Reading…

Breaking – Pownce is gone!

Posted by Charles | December 1, 2008 | 1 Comment

Pownce, one of the twitter alike attempts, was hyped very high but just announced it will be shut down. We are sad to announce that Pownce is shutting down on December 15,2008. As of today, Pownce will no longer be accepting new users or newpro accounts. To help with your transition, we have built an export tool so you cansave your content. You can find the export tool at Settings > Export.Please export your content by December 15, 2008, as the site will notbe accessible after this date. Please visit our new home to find out more:http://www.sixapart.com/pownce Our […] Continue Reading…

Rounding up Thanksgiving Week

Posted by Sravan | December 1, 2008 | 2 Comments

I hope you and your loved ones all had a safe thanksgiving week. The Mumbai attacks, see? Google had been one of the many that had a really bad time in the light of these events. The Google ads on terrorism must’ve been embarrassing to say the least. The upside of this is that the users are definitely checking out these ads.

You may have noticed me grumbling about Flashmagazine taking too long to load after the recent changes in its design. Not any more. The new Flashmagazine is better than ever. Jens, the Flash Gamer, wrote a set of […] Continue Reading…

Flash 3D Wall Pro Giveaway Winners are…

Posted by Charles | November 29, 2008 | 2 Comments

We had the Flash 3D Wall Pro Giveaway post weeks ago and lots of readers participated. Now we’ve got winners to receive the Flashloaded 3D Wall Pro. The winners are: Tony at http://www.ram-mount.com Tom Van den Eynde at http://www.vdeprojects.com Joao Goncalves at http://joaogoncalves.net/blog   Congratulations to Tony, Tom and Joao! Looking forward to hearing more from you.

hookupmaps is the Weirdest RIA Ever

Posted by Sravan | November 28, 2008 | Comment

I am aware that Flex RIA is accessed by techies while sitting in their workplaces. That is the only thing stopping me from reviewing hookupmaps with screenshots. hookupmaps is the weirdest RIA I’ve ever come across in terms of purpose.

Not affiliated with either Craigslist or Google Maps (of course), hookupmaps is entirely based on the two. The mashup gets posts from Personals pages in Craigslist and embeds them across the Google Maps appropriately. As of now, it has been extended only to a few cities, but extension isn’t an issue. There are also additional filters like sexual preferences, age […] Continue Reading…

Happy Thanksgiving and Thanks

Posted by Charles | November 27, 2008 | 1 Comment

Thanks to our readers, everyone who cares about RIA, those who are trying to make the web more beautiful and who will be visit this site!


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