My Adobe MAX session – Migration to the Cloud – How Do I Get There?

September 20, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

During the past year, I’ve learned a lot about various cloud computing offerings including Amazon EC2 / S3 / CloudFront / Beanstalk / RDS / etc., Rackspace Cloud,, Cloud Foundry, Heroku, and of course, the growing number of Adobe cloud-related offerings.  I’ve also learned that “cloud” is probably the most overused word I’ve come […]

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Finding the current location in your mobile app using Geolocation

September 8, 2011 | By | 4 Comments

Yesterday, I blogged about Geolocation. I thought it would be helpful to show some code that determines the current location in your app. [box type="info" icon="none"] Notes: The first location event is thrown away because as noted in yesterday’s blog post, it’s not the current location. It’s the last known location (cached location). The code […]

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Geolocation tips, quirks, and possible bugs (flash.sensors.Geolocation)

September 8, 2011 | By | 11 Comments

 I’ve been working on a couple of apps recently that use the Geolocation APIs. I’ve discovered a few tips and quirks that I felt were worthy of sharing. Geolocation object There are two classes that you need in order to implement location in your app – Geolocation and GeolocationEvent. When you create a Geolocation object, […]

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Flex versus ActionScript – the debate gets new life

September 6, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

A few days ago, a reader commented on my blog post, “The Flex Team discusses the future of Flex” and brought up the frequent debate of Flex versus ActionScript. This subject has been debated many times since Flex was born, but lately it is becoming a hot topic again, especially with developers shifting their focus […]

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Remember Adobe Flash?

September 3, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

HTML, JavaScript, CSS has made some incredible strides in the past few years.  It’s now possible to do amazing things using capabilities built right into today’s browsers without the use of a plugin (and Adobe is building some killer tooling to help you take advantage of these new capabilities). In the past, the role of […]

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The Flex Team discusses the future of Flex

August 25, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

Earlier today, Andrew Shorten published an article on the Flex Team blog titled, “Flex: where we are headed“. If you haven’t seen it, I encourage you to read it. It’s a clear, bold statement about Adobe’s investment in Flex, the recent increase in Flash Builder downloads and the future ahead. From my own personal perspective, […]

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Flex PersistenceManager and iOS Tip

August 23, 2011 | By | 4 Comments

Due to the way iOS suspends apps, you’ll need to do an explicit “.save()” on your persistenceManager if you want your data to be reliably saved. I can’t find this documented, but I suspect it is because of how iOS suspends an app. Once your app is suspended, it is not allowed to do anything […]

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Flex on Mobile Live Q&A Chat Session Thursday, August 18th, 2011

August 12, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

If you are building apps with Flex for mobile devices or about to embark on this journey, you should check out the upcoming live Q&A online event for developers at There will be no slides, no demos nor any speaking. It’s a very informal, pure Q&A using the Q&A pod and a chat pod […]

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Politifact app now in 5 mobile app stores – one Flex project

August 9, 2011 | By | 4 Comments

If you missed my earlier blog post, this app was the #1 news app in iTunes for a few days and was featured on the New and Noteworthy page. Here’s the important part – this is one single Flex project!  That’s right, 3 different mobile OSes, 5 different app stores, 1 single Flex project. The Politifact app is […]

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