Archive for April, 2007

Flex! Open Source!?

Posted: April 26, 2007 in Flex

Hello World,

Adobe just announced in a press release today that they will be releasing Adobe Flex as open source. Can this be a good thing? I think yes … and no. Read the press release here and decide for yourself.

You can also visit Adobe Labs to get more information about the open source release and Adobe’s release schedule for the next version of Flex, Moxie.

You can find a video of a discussion between Ely Greenfield and David Wadhwani about the plans to open source Flex and why.

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Flex Coding Guidelines

Posted: April 6, 2007 in Flex

Hello World,

I found a post by Fabio Terracini about Flex Coding Guidelines. Although the site is in Portuguese he provides both a Portuguese and English version of the PDF document. I’m glad to see that someone has spent the time to tackle this very important matter.

Why is this important?

Have you ever tried to understand another developer’s application code? Each developer has their own style and manner of coding. Having to read and maintain another developer’s code can sometimes be difficult. For an experienced developer maintaining and enhancing smaller applications can be a “no brainer”. However as the application and project size increases, consistency increases in importance so that, in case of multiple people working on the same code, it becomes easier for another developer to understand what others have done.

You can visit his blog post on the site by going here: http://blog.dclick.com.br/2007/02/10/adobe-flex-coding-guidelines/.

You can download the English version of the document here: http://blog.dclick.com.br/wp-content/uploads/adobe-flex-coding-guidelines-v12-english.pdf.

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Hello World,

ApolloApps.com Logo opened their doors this past weekend (Saturday March 31st) bringing to our community of developers a valued resource. As you may have guessed, it is a site devoted to bringing together Apollo developers and giving them the resources they need to build Apollo applications.

The site includes a Forum, Tutorials, Book references, Blog listing, Events, and more. Believe it or not it even has a section for Apollo jobs. Check it out! They even give you a FREE POP Email account (mine is rushint@apolloapps.com) and FTP account, allowing you to upload Apollo related documentation and tutorials.

One more reason why you should join ApolloApps … soon your membership will give you access to their Flash Media Server for use with your Apollo applications. Click on the image above (or go to apolloapps.com) and see what I’m talking about.

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