Category: ChessJam

Amazon EC2 – a real-world case study of moving from a data center to the cloud

May 2, 2012 | By | 4 Comments

Two years ago, I blogged about ChessJam, a chess application that I helped develop where people from all over the world play live chess with each other.  Since launching ChessJam, it’s been up and running 24/7 with very little downtime and has experienced some good growth. To give you a sense of the activity levels, […]

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CFUnited Session: Building Multiplayer games on the Flash Platform with ColdFusion, Flex and Data Services

July 26, 2010 | By | 4 Comments

On Thursday, I’m presenting a session at CFUnited titled, “Building Multi-Player games on the Flash Platform with ColdFusion, Flex and Data Services“.   As you can see, I’m trying to do something a bit more fun than my usual topics!   Yes, I’m talking about ColdFusion powering a multiplayer game!  Over the past 18 months, […]

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Scaling an Adobe AIR application to fit multiple resolutions and Netbooks

May 6, 2010 | By | 10 Comments

A few months ago, I blogged about a little side project I’m involved in called ChessJam, an online live chess application built with Flex that runs as a desktop application on Adobe AIR.  A few weeks ago, we had some users complain that ChessJam was basically unusable on Netbooks.  Further investigation confirmed that we had […]

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Blending HTML and local content in an Adobe AIR app

December 14, 2009 | By | 2 Comments

I was recently able to take advantage of Adobe AIR’s HTML capabilities to blend server-fed HTML/JS content with rich local SWF/JPG/PNG content using a simple technique that I thought worthy of blogging. I recently blogged about a project that I’ve been involved with called ChessJam, an AIR app for playing online chess.  We recently added […]

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The making of ChessJam Flex/AIR + ColdFusion + LiveCycle DS = fun project!

November 9, 2009 | By | 10 Comments

A few weeks ago, I unveiled a weekend project that I’ve been involved in for several months called ChessJam.  I am now making good on my promise to share why we the selected the technologies behind this desktop application for playing online head-to-head chess. Obviously this is primarily a personal project but there is a […]

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New ChessJam blog created for game-specific posts

October 24, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

I’ve created a separate blog for ChessJam-specific news.  I will continue to blog about ChessJam here on Greg’s Ramblings but only when it’s relevant to the Adobe developer community.  For example, I’m working on a new post that goes into some details on how the app was built with Flex, AIR, ColdFusion and LiveCycle Data […]

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ChessJam and Robots – A.I. saves the day

October 19, 2009 | By | 7 Comments

A few days ago, I blogged about the roll-out of ChessJam, an online chess app built on Flex/AIR, ColdFusion and LiveCycle Data Services.  The roll-out has gone well but we have quickly learned that our real challenge is creating a new chess playing community!   From analyzing our logs, here is the typical experience over the […]

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