Category: Data Visualization

Convincing developers that Adobe Flex rocks on Android, iOS, and PlayBook

April 26, 2011 | By | 37 Comments

On April 11th, Adobe announced that Creative Suite 5.5 will ship within 30 days.  Among the long list of amazing new capabilities and features across all of the CS5.5 products is something that really stands out to us developers — Flash Builder 4.5.  This is a monumental release of Flash Builder because when this ships […]

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Molehill on your lunch break – take a 30 min tour

March 8, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Earlier this week, I set aside some time to check out some of the many amazing demos of Molehill, Adobe’s 3D APIs for Flash Player and AIR. Whether you love Flash or not, this is something that you need to check out. Here’s a “guided path” to make your next 30 minutes something fun: Install […]

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Imagine this new 3D Flash technology applied to enterprise

February 23, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

Earlier today, the guys at Flare3D posted an amazing video on YouTube showing off their upcoming game that will take advantage of the soon to be released Flash 3D features (code name Molehill). Take a look at the video below (43 seconds long): I suggest viewing this full-screen. Did you notice that it’s also multiplayer? […]

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Adding real-time data visualization to your ColdFusion apps

September 8, 2010 | By | 1 Comment

One of my favorite things to do with Adobe Flex is build applications that  show real-time data. In this blog post, I will share what I’ve learned in the past few months about using ColdFusion as a source of real-time data and Flex combined with Google Maps API for Flash as a means of visualizing […]

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CFUnited Session: Adding real-time data visualization to your application or website

July 26, 2010 | By | 10 Comments

On Friday, I’m presenting a session at CFUnited titled, “Adding real-time data visualization to your application or website“.   In this session, I’m going to demonstrate how to take data from your web site or application and turn it into a real-time data feed that can be used to feed a dashboard that will impress […]

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Tour de Flex 2.0 – AIR and Flex Component and API Explorer Launched!

June 18, 2010 | By | 5 Comments

We just posted Tour de Flex 2.0.  If you already have a previous version of Tour de Flex, it should auto-update to 2.0.   This latest version has several bug fixes and now requires AIR 2.0 to support many new AIR 2.0 samples.   Go grab it and check out the new samples in the […]

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Fun with AIR on Android – Geolocation

May 26, 2010 | By | 8 Comments

There are a lot of things that make building apps for mobile devices extremely fun and addictive.  I’ve especially had fun with the onboard GPS in my Google Nexus One using ActionScript (flash.sensors.Geolocation class).  It’s actually very simple.  Here’s a trivial example: I’m currently playing around with a mobile app that polls my location every […]

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New IBM ILOG Elixir Data Visualization samples in Tour de Flex

May 18, 2010 | By | 1 Comment

We just posted some new IBM ILOG Elixir 3.0 samples in Tour de Flex under the Data Visualization category. Here are some highlights: Supports Flex SDK 4.0 & Flash Builder 4.0 New: Diagram components (Spark) New: Timeline component (Spark) Improved: Gantt chart components Many new features including tasks item renderers coded in FXG, printing, re-designed […]

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The new

March 25, 2010 | By | 8 Comments

On Monday, March 22, 2010 we launch Adobe Flex 4 and Flash Builder 4.   We also launched a brand new  Those of you familiar with will notice a substantial difference! Be sure to check out the new Flex showcase (click “What’s Possible“).   Every time we add an application to the showcase, we tweet […]

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