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 […]

Coping with incompatible browsers

You hear of new software’s to browse the internet before you know it, be it new browsers or new versions. But how many of these really run the code on your website as expected? In spite of the W3C’s (World Wide Web Consortium) attempts to establish common standards, not many browsers comply, not to mention […]

Google’s foray into Internet-Dom

Google, a search based company. A defining tag for Google until 3 years back. What would you call it now with Operating Systems, Mobile OS’s, Programming Languages, Web Protocols, Email Redefinitions, An Architect UI for Image Search, VOIP under its belt? Here is a list of few of Google’s latest products., Chormium OS – The […]

Create Installer for .NET Windows Applications

This post speaks about creating a installer for .NET windows applications using Visual Studio 2005. Note, this is different from creating a Setup Project for Web Applications. For any desktop application with a good number of files, an installer with all your files bundled up is required for a hassle free usage. A handful of […]

Maps : Zoom into appropriate location

Visitors end up seeing the entire world on the map when GeoCoordinates are not available. There are two ways to combat this, Either position map (calculate longitude) based on the timezone from system date, The entire map is still seen, but the map is positioned with the visitors location at the center. Below is the […]

Hello world!

Well… here’s my first post. Technically, everything new starts with a ‘Hello World’… That’s how I start my blog too… Its been quite some time since i gave up not finding a host which gives you complete control on a blog. With frantic searches for the best blog engine, tried out B2Evolution… and finally zeroed […]