ColdFusion 11 – PDF Service prerequisites on Linux

If you are planning to use PDF services on a Linux box with ColdFusion 11, you would need a set of packages to be preinstalled, and would also need to import a set of fonts onto your machine. Though this is called out specifically in the Adobe Live Cycle Documentation, I decided to post a […]

The MySQL/Python Connector Saga

This post is written with Python 3.4 in consideration, and may, or may not apply to Python 2.x Numerous blogs / forums suggest umteen non-working solutions to get the MySQL Connector/Python to work. All I got out of those, is a wasted day, and this small little comment by ACyclic on StackOverFlow. A prerequisite for […]

Fixing the Null Pointer Exception on ColdFusion

EDIT: This post was originally written with only MacOS in mind, and has been updated to serve as a generic solution Null pointer exceptions., the NPE., can be a pain – especially with no debugging environment in place. Here’s a possible solution to one such NPE thrown by ColdFusion. Right after installing ColdFusion, if you […]

The fun in compiling Apache

Quite contrary to the title, compiling Apache from source can be pretty frustrating at times, with trivial errors, compile options that are hard to remember, etc.. Wrote a small piece of code to help you with this compilation. The script is tested on RHEL, definitely works on any Linux distro, and most likely just works […]

Speech Recognition ANE – Source

As a follow on for the Speech Recognition ANE I put up for download a while back, here is the a post to give out the source files. The source can be downloaded from my BitBucket repository. If you are looking for the compiled ANE instead, click here The contents of the zip archive are, […]

New ActionScript Native Extension – Speech Recognition

Here is a Speech Native Extension that takes advantage of the Android’s speech recognition APIs. Here is what the ANE does, Provide an API to check if the feature is supported. Provide an API to launch the default speech recognition UI and capture voice input. Trigger events based on the success or failure of the […]

Moving on from Evangelism…

Its been just over a year since I had the privilege of joining the India Evangelism Team at Adobe. Had an opportunity to speak at reputed conferences, visit institutions, work with a super cool team on some amazing pieces of work and meet most of you! I will now be moving on to the Flash […]

Native Extensions – Flash Builder Webinar

I did a webinar last Wednesday on using Native Extensions with Flash Builder. The agenda covered an introduction to Native Extensions – Rather Actionscript Native Extensions, the workflow involved in using native extensions, followed by a live demo. For those of you who haven’t had the chance to attend, Here is the link to the […]

P2P Apps for Mobile Devices

This post is a follow up to my session at Adobe Flash Platform Summit 2011, Bangalore on the 28th of July. I spoke on Peer to Peer for Mobile Devices with the Flash Platform. Peer to Peer has been around for a long time now, but its not often you see apps making use of […]

Speaking at, Adobe Flash Platform Summit 2011

The much awaited Flash / Flex / Actionscript developer summit, the Adobe Flash Platform Summit is back again on 27th – 29th July at Bangalore, India with all new and exciting content around Devices, Experiences & Innovation. Watch out for exciting sessions around Flex for Mobile and Enterprise. Also with us this time are a […]