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FarCry 4.0 introduces a revolutionary new way of developing ColdFusion applications, namely the "formtool". Formtools are a metadata-driven library of UI elements for display and editing. A couple of attributes can transform the functionality of your application. By way of example, take a look at how one line of code can add an image library to your application.
FarCry does things a little bit differently to other frameworks. Why concentrate on generating componentry and code by introspecting a database table, when you could be doing the complete opposite.
Had another crack at webJam this month. But despite my success last time, not even a mention in despatches. Still the daemonites were out in force and fun was had by all. Plus we got to show off the latest on FarCry CRM, give away webDU tickets and rub shoulders with the upper echelon of Sydney geekdom.
As part of various promotional efforts we're giving away a bunch of webDU 2007 tickets. If you are hanging out to go but can't afford a ticket for whatever reason.. you might throw your hat in the ring for one of these freebies.
Dale Rankine of Moket and Chris Blair of Zodal talk Flash Lite in the Antipodes. A quick little video interview from the webDU 2006 conference, Sydney Australia.
FarCry 4.0 is just around the corner, and as part of our efforts to make sure the new plugin framework is ship-shape we've been building some clever widgets to try and break things. If you haven't time to have a play, take a moment to watch my little Google Maps plugin video clip on how it all comes together.
Looks like Microsoft Messenger is going to be pushing users to upgrade to Flash Player 9. This little alert was the cause of much jubilation in Daemon HQ. Public Flex apps are just that bit closer to reality.
Google code search has updated their list of supported languages and happily this includes ColdFusion. I note with interest that Actionsciprt does not make the cut, although in reality you can still search for Actionscript code using the right regular expression.
Ever had one of those moments where you ought to be doing something constructive and you stumble across some epic time-sink? Enter the slip-slidin' mayhem of "line-rider" -- I've kind of fallen for this crazy little one-eyed guy and his red scarf.