Career++

Walked into small and big companies in the past, but the day I first entered Adobe, Bangalore, I vowed to myself to enter through the orange doors of my dream company with a valid access card in hand. Glad I was able to do that on 8th November 2010. All thanks for Balaji, my senior […]

Mime types for a Flex Server

Here are a couple of mime-types for a server housing flex apps, Most of these maybe already defined by your hosting provider ! AIR Mime-Type : application/vnd.adobe.air-application-installer-package+zip Extension : .air FXP Mime-Type : application/x-zip Extension : .fxp

Hello World for a Flex Starter

Here is a Flex Tutorial I’m writing for a couple of my friends. While the Videos on ‘Learn Flex in a week’ and “Test drive Flex in 1 hour” serve as good tutorials, here is an application I have attempted to build, which serves as an example for a developer trying out flex for the […]

Installing the AIR SDK on Flash Builder

Here is a set of steps you need to follow to configure a new SDK on Flash Builder 4. Download the AIR SDK 1) The latest SDK can be downloaded from here : http://www.adobe.com/products/air/sdk/ 2) Navigate to /Flash_Builder_Installed_Folder/sdks 3) Find the folder named ‘4.0.0’ (Our Flex 4 SDK) and make a copy of it in […]

A Stint at Open Hack Day 2010

A long awaiting post, Yahoo! Open Hack Day 2010, Bengaluru. This happens to be my longest stint with coding. For those of you who dont’ know, Open Hack Day is 24 hrs – to build an innovative application on-spot, overnight, with unlimited caffeine and Red Bull’s and glowing laptop’s all around – Not to mention […]

Adobe Flash Platform Summit

Functional Intent Meets Pixel Perfection, Adobe Flash Platform Summit,2010 – will feature distinct days for developers and designers. You will learn everything from innovations in Flash, Flex, LCDS, LiveCycle, to bringing great experiences to mobile phones and devices, to the future of the platform. You will learn new technologies that enable integrated design and develop […]

Flex – Validate Email Address against the Mail Server

Here is a small piece of code I wrote to demonstrate Interacting with a Command, through an Event while using a Cairngorm Framework. The application connects to a WSDL webservice via Flash Builder 4 Data/Services to validate an Email address against the Email Server. Doesn’t work well with domains with a ‘Catch-All’ email address though […]

Flash 10.1 performance – Apple VS Android

Before I start, spend a few seconds going though the links as you come across them. The Adobe VS Apple war doesn’t seem to get over. We have seen official websites taking offensive & defensive sides, numerous forums and blogs reasoning their opinion and jokes from presenters at developer conferences (Yes I mean Vic Gundotra […]

Flex Cairngorm – Interacting with a Command, through an Event

Cairngorm is a lightweight micro-architecture framework for Rich Internet Applications built in Flex or AIR, defining best-practices for a RIA. Read More When a Cairngorm command requires parameters to call the required delegate, a common (bad) practice is to fetch parameters from View Components / Calculate or Query from inside the Cairngorm Command, and end […]

Flex – Paginated Datagrid

Here is a small component i wrote for implementing a paginated Datagrid on flex. This component extends dataGrid, displaying only a set of records at a time, thereby organizing the entire collection into ‘pages’. This component arranges the collection specified under the ‘dataProvider’ attribute into ‘pages’. Displays a footer at the bottom Indicates currently displayed […]