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Adobe’s Flex team seems inclined to move away from clean design. Flex framework’s current stable version is 3.x and the Flex team at Adobe is actively working on getting the version 4.x ready this year. At this time, the core SDK of Flex 4, codenamed Gumbo, is evolving through an open source process. From peeking into its initial version, it looks promising as there are serious attempts to create a clean separation of behavior and presentation in the components, apart from the tons of nifty enhancements throughout the framework. (I promise to write about some of the forthcoming features soon) However, one design decision in the midst of all this goodness seems rather odd and alarming. The Flex team is proposing to prefix Gumbo component names with the letters “Fx”. Lets try and understand what this means. In Flex 3.x and 2.x you have a button component, which you acc... (more)

Installing and Setting up BlazeDS in JBoss AS 5

In this article I will illustrate how you could install and setup BlazeDS in a JBoss AS 5 application server instance. A number of new developers have difficulty installing and setting up BlazeDS in JBoss. I hope this article will provide answers to their questions and also help all those others who are seeking similar help. First lets download and install JBoss AS 5. If you already have an instance installed then you can skip this step. If you have a prior version of JBoss (a 4.x version) installed then you could possibly avoid upgrading the installation, unless you need one of... (more)

BlazeDS DZone RefCard Available for Free Download

Getting Started with BlazeDS, a DZone RefCard on Adobe BlazeDS that I authored is available online. Go ahead and download it now. The great thing about the DZone RefCards is that they are terse and useful presentations of technical topics and are available completely free of charge. The RefCard on BlazeDS is a quick 6 page practical introduction to some of the key aspects of using BlazeDS. For more details, consider reading my book on Adobe BlazeDS — Professional BlazeDS (Wiley/Wrox, 2009). Please let me know if you find the RefCard useful. Also, please point out to me any errors... (more)

Getting Started with Node

Node.js, the V8 (Chrome’s JavaScript runtime) based platform for building fast and scalable network applications,  is gaining substantial traction among developers and entering the application stack of many silicon valley companies. Like every new technology or piece of software there is enough FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) around Node, so I am going to write a few blog posts and help you learn Node by example. In this post, I will simply help you get set up so you can start playing with Node. The best and most reliable way to get Node installed on your machine is to build ... (more)

Five Technology Application Trends in 2011

Five technology application trends that I think will be most popular in 2011 are: Tablets, tablets and tablets: iPad started the fever and its not stopping anytime soon. Newer and smarter tablets of all sizes, form factors and capabilities will emerge. Newer and newer applications for these devices will be available. Big data will get bigger: More and more big data will become available in the public domain and we will see the emergence of newer and smarter storage and analytics solutions in the space. In other words NoSQL and all tools that help manage big data will boom. Cloud... (more)