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Building User Interaction

Building User Interaction
By Cesare Rocchi
January 21, 2011

2011 Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved. This excerpt is published by permission of the copyright holder/publisher: Data Visualization in Flash Builder: Designing RIA and AIR Applications with Remote Data Sources, by Cesare Rocchi ISBN: 978-0-240-81503-9 Events As we have...

Top Ajax Technologies and RIA Frameworks

Top Ajax Technologies and RIA Frameworks
By Theresa Neil
January 17, 2011

The Gartner RIA Report in 2010 rated 22 Ajax technologies and RIA Frameworks. They define the Ajax/RIA market as "a set of technology offerings oriented to meeting the needs of application development teams to build systems that deliver a rich...

Taking the designer-developer workflow to new heights

Taking the designer-developer workflow to new heights
By Steven Peeters
January 13, 2011

As a developer, have you ever been in a situation where you had a design handed to you by the designer in a file format like Photoshop or Illustrator? What was the first thing you did then? Maybe you took...

Using Flex 4 Clients with the PHP Zend Framework Server

Using Flex 4 Clients with the PHP Zend Framework Server
By Pete Mackie
January 3, 2011

The key topic of this article is how to take advantage of the extensive server-side functionality provided by the PHP Zend Framework Web application server on the server-side side of Flex 4 client/server RIA solutions. You'll learn that bootstrap loading of Zend Framework and using selected Zend Framework components are very easy to do.

AIR For Android On Tablets

AIR For Android On Tablets
By Jesse Freeman
December 14, 2010

This was a big year for Flash on Mobile devices. Not only has Flash finally made its way onto Android, Android itself is taking over the mobile space in a big way. It is clear that Adobe has a vested...

Using jqTouch to make your Web Site look more like a native application

Using jqTouch to make your Web Site look more like a native application
By Matthew David
December 6, 2010

Rapidly Building iPhone Apps without Learning Objective-C Objective-C, the programming language used to create native apps for the iPhone, is not an easy language to learn. While Steve Jobs espouses how easy it is to build an iPhone App (there...

Optimize Flash Content and Improving Usability on Mobile Devices - Part #2

Optimize Flash Content and Improving Usability on Mobile Devices - Part #2
By Elad Elrom
November 23, 2010

In this 3-part series for InsideRIA I will be covering best practices, tips, tricks, and other useful information to help you create optimized Flash applications for mobile devices. In this part I will cover the following subtitles: Architecting Manipulating...

Optimize Flash Content and Improving Usability on Mobile Devices - Part #1

Optimize Flash Content and Improving Usability on Mobile Devices - Part #1
By Elad Elrom
November 8, 2010

In this 3-part series for InsideRIA I will be covering best practices, tips, tricks, and other useful information to help you create optimized Flash applications for mobile devices. In this part I will cover the following subtitles: Flash Player...

Create your 1st Flex based AIR on Android Application

Create your 1st Flex based AIR on Android Application
By Rich Tretola
October 25, 2010

Flex Builder Burrito is finally here and I know that you are chomping at the bit to start building Flex based Android applications. This tutorial will walk you through creating your first Flex Multi Screen application for Adobe AIR on...

An introduction to AS3 Signals

By Aiden Tailor
October 18, 2010

This article will give you a great introduction on what Robert Penner’s AS3 Signals is and how you can use it to let your objects communicate more quickly and with a lot less code than you would have to write when using regular ActionScript events.

Android App Development with Adobe's AIR 2.5

Android App Development with Adobe's AIR 2.5
By Matthew David
October 4, 2010

Today, there are 5 Billion people around the world using mobile phones. It is a staggering figure. No other technology is advancing at the rapid speed the mobile industry is experiencing. As a frame of reference, there are only 1.7...

Adding deeplinking and analytics to your Flex app is easier than you think

Adding deeplinking and analytics to your Flex app is easier than you think
By Dan Florio
September 17, 2010

Deeplinking: the ability to control the initial view of your application via the URL Analytics: collecting usage date regarding how users interact with your application. Two common misconceptions about Flash and Flex applications is that deeplinking and collecting analytics data...

CFMap, I have conquered Thee

CFMap, I have conquered Thee
By John Barlow
September 13, 2010

Normally I wouldn’t feel so triumphant about using a simple tag, but after the odyssey of undocumented features and behaviors that I have endured, you too would shout from the rooftops. What started as a simple idea and interesting...

Adding Rich Animation to your iPhone and Android Web Sites

Adding Rich Animation to your iPhone and Android Web Sites
By Matthew David
August 30, 2010

Both the iPhone and Android Web browsers are built using the same technology, WebKit. With this in mind, you can create Web sites optimized for WebKit that will run on both phones. The focus of this article is animation for the mobile phone. We will cover CSS3, SVG and CANVAS techniques you can use today.

Advanced Blitting: Bitmap Scroller for Web, Desktop and Mobile

Advanced Blitting: Bitmap Scroller for Web, Desktop and Mobile
By Jesse Freeman
August 16, 2010

Background: The Johnny Cash Project A few months ago I had the privilege of working on The Johnny Cash Project website at RadicalMedia. It was the last project I did there before going to Roundarch, and probably one of...

Creating Flex 4 Themes using Flash Catalyst

Creating Flex 4 Themes using Flash Catalyst
By Elad Elrom
August 2, 2010

Flex 4 introduced new skinning architecture that includes a complete re-work of the style architecture in Flex 4 components and allow to easily changing CSS or re-skinning the components. In this article I will give you an overview of the...

Developing Google Wave Gadgets with Adobe Flex

Developing Google Wave Gadgets with Adobe Flex
By Romin Irani
July 20, 2010

Introduction Google Wave is a collaboration platform that was announced by Google last year. It is a web based platform where participants can come together and collaborate both for work and fun. The developers of Wave have kept the platform...

What's this data about? Gaining insight on a collection of items

What's this data about? Gaining insight on a collection of items
By Gabriela Perry
July 8, 2010

I remember the first time I heard of User Centered Design. It was around 2003, and it hit me as if the truth has been revealed to my eyes. Since that, I started to face interface design in a different way. I was a web designer, and at that time it meant I was a graphic designer using the internet as media instead of paper. And then I found myself in an UCD assignment - which ended up being much more difficult to manage than I expected.

PHP as a data source for Flex applications - A look at code to start communicating Flex with PHP

PHP as a data source for Flex applications - A look at code to start communicating Flex with PHP
By Robert Bak
June 28, 2010

A whole lot of people seem to be moving from web page development to building RIAs these days. But while the emergence of the new client side technologies is easy to notice, with names like Flex, Silverlight or JavaFX appearing more and more often in the context of web development, the move to RIAs also affects the server side coders.

PHP as a data source for Flex applications - A look at code to start communicating Flex with PHP

PHP as a data source for Flex applications - A look at code to start communicating Flex with PHP
By Robert Bak
June 28, 2010

A whole lot of people seem to be moving from web page development to building RIAs these days. But while the emergence of the new client side technologies is easy to notice, with names like Flex, Silverlight or JavaFX appearing more and more often in the context of web development, the move to RIAs also affects the server side coders.

Behavior Modification for Developers

Behavior Modification for Developers
By Amy Blankenship
June 15, 2010

Have you ever asked yourself "why am I playing this stupid game when I should be doing something more productive," yet you're unable to stop? If so, you've experienced behavior modification. The developer/designer may not have used it intentionally, but the effect on your behavior was the same. If developers want to control the behavior modification that takes place when a user experiences their application, they should probably understand the science behind it and learn some basic techniques to keep users happily using the application.

Behavior Modification for Developers

Behavior Modification for Developers
By Amy Blankenship
June 15, 2010

Have you ever found yourself avoiding rolling your mouse over part of the screen, knowing that something was going to pop up under your cursor that would keep you from getting on with what you were trying to do? Conversely,...

Top security threats to Flash/Flex applications and how to avoid them - Part 2

By Elad Elrom
June 4, 2010

Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) is a vulnerability that allows attackers to inject client-side script. XSS stands for many of the attack we see on the Web today. Attackers find some kind of a creative way to inject script into web pages, which than allow them to expose the user to many security risks


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