Tag Archive for 'Flex'

Comparing Cairngorm and Model View ViewModel

Several months ago at our RIA meetup, I presented a short comparison of two client-side flex architectures: Cairngorm and Model View ViewModel. I’ve used both of these architectures in large-scale production projects, but for the purpose of simple comparison, I decided to demonstrate the two designs by implementing an identical application twice – once in […]

Learning about Silverlight

On Thursday, the Carrboro RIA Meetup had it’s latest installment of RIA learning.  Rob Zelt, (and here) an expert on Silverlight and MS web technologies shared the basiscs of Silverlight with our group.  Thanks very much to Rob for sharing with the group!  It was a great session where I think everyone learned a lot. […]

Adobe AIR: Introduction and Overview

As I was preparing for tomorrows RIA Meetup, it dawned on me that it probably would be a good idea to use my blog as a way to both document and share the work that goes into the meetups. From now on (time permitting), every time we have a meetup, I’ll try to accompany it […]

Why anonymous functions are cool

A few months into learning about Actionscript, I started playing around with anonymous functions.  I found them to be a convenient way to do some basic event handling quickly and easily while reducing the complexity of the code. For review, an anonymous function in Actionscript looks something like this: foo.addEventListener(EVENT, function (event:Event):void { bar++ } […]

Flex. The Good and the Bad

Over the last two years, I’ve had the opportunity to build up relative expertise in Adobe’s Flex framework.  I’ve mostly been working on flex’s middle tier, tying the flex client to our JEE backend.  It’s been a pretty crazy journey and i’ve learned a lot along the way.  This post is a long overdue review […]