I was inspired to write this post by several recent conversations. I was in a debate about whether with the Flex/Flash platform you could easily repurpose content to the desktop using Adobe AIR (and vice-versa), but that you couldn’t easily do that with PhoneGap applications. (My stance was that yes, you could repurpose content.) I [...]
The title says it all, the public betas of ColdFusion 10 (AKA Zeus) and ColdFusion Builder 2.0.1 are now available: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/coldfusion10/. Hopefully by now you have a good idea what we’ve been adding to the pro…
Sometimes you want to transfer custom objects instead of predefined ones (or basic types). This is very useful, for example, when you want to construct for instance an array of positions. Position is in this case defined by an object with x, y, z properties. Let’s initiate an Array instance. I wrote a tutorial about [...]
If you are manually building PhoneGap projects across multiple platforms, managing source files can sometimes become a little bit tricky. If you are building for Android, you need a project within Eclipse. If you are building for iOS, you need a project within Xcode. If you are building for both, you need to make sure [...]
Adobe has just published a white paper detailing current views and future commitments to Apache Flex. Included topics are contributions to Apache, commitments to the Flash platform, and commitments to Adobe customers. I strongly recommend that all Flex developers and project stakeholders read this: Adobe’s view of Flex and its commitments to Flex in [...]
We’ve just published a whitepaper explaining Adobe’s view of Flex and its commitments to Flex in the future.
There have been a lot of questions about the viability and future of Flex recently, and Adobe has published an official whitepaper today detailing their support for Flex going forward. The paper also contains details regarding Flash runtime support, Flash Builder support and other Apache contributions including the Falcon compiler. I believe the paper is [...]
There’s a great video on YouTube detailing an Easter Egg in the score for the movie Inception. Basically Inception is about dreams and the slowing down of time. Likewise the score is based on the slowing down of music that is played inside the plot o…
If you build web pages that are interactive and work on desktops and mobile devices then chances are that you need to work with touch and click events. For mobile devices you’d want to use events like touchstart, touchmove, and touchend and for desktops you’d use mouse events (mousedown, mousemove, and mouseup).
Most of the time [...]
I just thought I will share some of my findings around drag and drop support in WebKit, HTML5 and PhoneGap apps running on iOS and Android devices. To make the story short drag and drop is NOT support out of the box in the current versions of WebKit that run on iOS or Android devices although you [...]
I thought I’d spend some time this week looking at how to add localization support to web applications, specifically client-side heavy web applications. The original intent for this article was to look at the subject matter in terms of P…
This time in the video below you will find a quick review of PhpStorm/WebStorm IDEs. As I mention in my recording this is one of those tools that I will stick with at least for now It has really great debugging support (IMHO Firebug or WebInspector can’t even compete). Also because it is built on [...]
While looking at the analytics for my blog, I’ve recently started to see a lot of search phrases similar to “what is phonegap?”, “how does a phonegap app look?”, “how to get started in phonegap?”, among many, many others. In this post, I hope to shed some light on some basic questions to help [...]