Yakov Fain of Farta systems has posted a great list of information that any Flex developer should check out before jummping head-first into enterprise (or any, actually) flex project.
Check out his post: How to prevent your enterprise Adobe Flex project from failure
So if you haven’t checked out Ted Patrick’s blog yet, do so now and keep an eye on it all week!.
He’s going to be posting new info on Moxie (Flex 3). So check it out, there are some really interesting additions to Flex Builder in the upcomming release.
Looks like Eric Feminella has released an updated version of Cairngen. Since I posted about the 1.0 release I figured that I’d let you know about the udpate as well.
New features in Cairngen 1.2:
- Complete support for Cairngorm 2.0
- Complete support for Cairngorm 2.1
- Complete support for Cairngorm 2.2
- Added logging capabilities for all targets
- Abstracted user / project specific properties. User properties are now located in the project.properties file.
[Check it out]
There are a bunch of tools out there for all of use to use and abuse…mostly they are time killers for us procrastinators. Thanks to Freelanceswitch.com for their list of 101 resources for productivity and management. The list is categorized and described. There are some well known items, but also a few things that I’ve not run into yet.
Check out the list: [101 Essential Freelancing Resources]
The Flex Style Explorer has grown though 4 or 5 versions and now there are quite a few additions to its family. Peter Baird has posted links to many of the explorers out there:
Good to see that these examples are out there for everyone!
Adobe has posted the first in a series of articles article about building RIA’s.
Check out Building RIAs from Front to Back – Part 1: Understanding the Approach
The article, written by Carson Hager & Dave Wolf, has some good info on architecting your application using the “front-to-back” approach.
Since this questions comes up quite often, I’ve posted a quick solution from the ColdFusion Cookbook blog.
Check it out How can I display a message on a long-running page?
Basically use the <cfflush> tag to push contents to the user before the long process initiates.
Make sure you read the part about what doesn’t work after you use cfflush.