September 30, 2003
Are You a FUGLI?
I've been running a number of Developing Rich Internet Applications courses lately for work and I realise that there are a number of developers here in Australia who may not be aware of some of the local mailing lists that are freely available.
We maintain quite a few lists at Daemon some public/some private. One of those is specifically Flash related, at least two are ColdFusion related.
I'm using Trillian Pro V2 and noticed the other day that if a user has added a photo to their personal profile it showes up in the contacts listing when you mouse over a name. I've got two that currently show, Matt Voerman from ActionScript.com and Scott Barnes of MacroFun fame and thought that now's the time to expose the real Scott...
September 29, 2003
MXDU - Talking It Up Down Under
The call for papers deadline for MXDU (that's MX Down Under) is tomorrow, 30 September. It's still not too late to make a submission - if you're a ColdFusion, Flash, Flash Remoting, Flash Com, Flash for DoCoMo, HomeSite, Dreamweaver, budding Central, Authorware, Director developer with an interesting story to tell we're interested to hear from you: http://www.webdu.com.au
The V2 Window Component Is Buggered
OK, after bashing my head against the wall I'm owning up. I reckon the V2 Window component is nice to look at but try and write code to talk to it's contents and you're gunna have some fun.
September 17, 2003
Macromedia sells Homesite back to Bradsoft
If the new look corporate Macromedia of this millenium is all about profitability it seems crazy that they don't do something with Homesite. It's a complaint that's been echoing around the traps for some time now. Either re-channel the product for development and sales or sell it to someone who will take care of it.
Posted by modius at 05:36 PM
September 16, 2003
Flash Remoting Components for Flash MX 2004
Well stone the crow! Macromedia has decided to release a Flash Remoting component set for MX2004 after all. Looks like Flash Remoting is back on the agenda -- let me just skulk back under my rock :)
Posted by modius at 05:55 PM
Macromedia abandons Flash Remoting
Macromedia's dropped the ball on Flash Remoting in the MX2004 release. AS1.0 remoting apps will still work but despite the success of remoting in the original MX release Macromedia haven't bothered to ship AS2.0 remoting code as part of MX2004.
Posted by modius at 05:44 PM
September 02, 2003
CFCs: pseudo-OO vs "true" OO
CFC's and custom tags are a great subsitute for "true" OO. If you consider that the vast majority of web development simply does not benefit from the differential between CFC's pseudo-OO and Java's true OO support, it seems perfectly resonable to me to build something entirely in a pattern devised using CFCs.
Posted by modius at 10:07 PM