RIAfreaks meeting – HTML5

HTML5 Meeting

It is pleasure to inform you, that on April 5th, at 11 a.m. our group is meeting at UCNTN (address info and map) to discuss about using HTML5 to create Rich Internet Applications. I have the priviledge of delivering the keynote address which will cover basics of HTML5 and a frameworks, which I use to create HTML5 mobile applications – Sencha Touch and JQuery Mobile. Everybody who would like to join our group or just come to the meeting is welcome. The meeting will be held in Polish.

You can download keynote (in Polish) in PDF format here

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Famous wmode bug in FlashPlayer

Recently I have found nice workaround for this bug on Nicolas Cynober’s site. It’s done completely in Actionscript/MXML. This class works with arabic, belgian, french, german, swiss and (this is my part) polish keyboard. It’s very easy to define your own language! I also made this working on spark components (previously – on Nicolas Cynober’s site – it worked on mx components).

source: PTInputWmodeProject.fxp

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Flex Challenge Academic Tour 2009 in Torun

On November 16th Piotr Walczyszyn, polish Adobe Platform Evangelist visited our home town, Torun in Poland, to give a lecture for our students from Nicolaus Copernicus University. During his speach, which was a part of Flex Challenge Academic Tourn 2009 he was talking about Flex and AIR programming technologies. After his lecture I also added few things myself under the topic called “Flex for server side developers”, where I was presenting the possibilities of integrating Flex with PHP and Java server side codes.

During this event we also had a chance to talk with Piotr for a while in front of the camera. I’m publishing for you all those three videos we made – sorry, all of them are polish only :) .

An interview with Piotr Walczyszyn


Piotr Walczyszyn – Flex and AIR programming technologies


Maciej Panka – Flex for server side developers

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Flex Challenge Academic Tour – more details

Flex Challange Academic Tour 2009
Month ago I posted information about Flex Challange Academic Tour. Today we can provide you with some links to websites about this event:

In Toruń event will take place on November, 16th. You can register to take part in the workshop here.

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Flex Scheduling Framework in Flex 4

Flex Scheduling Framework
Flex Scheduling Framework is a really cool tool that can be use for creating applications with calendar. Unfortunately, the framework does not work with Flex 4.0 framework. How can you fix that?
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Flash for iPhone!

Flash for iPhone!
Today Adobe has announced, that Flash Professional CS5 will have a capability of building native iPhone apps from Flash/AS3 source. It will even be possible to use Flex framework to build iPhone applications (what is however not recommended due to possible performance issues). More details can be found on Adobe Labs site.

Solution provided is unfortunately not the one everybody was looking for, but on the other hand Adobe confirms working on Flash Player 10 for iPhone. What’s good, is that we will finally have a full Flash (not a baby-Flash) on mobile device. I think, that there is much hope for decent performance (especially on iPhone 3Gs), because apps will be compiled natively for ARM uC. On the other hand there are some downsides of this way of running Flash on iPhone – with the biggest one – inability to run Flash apps directly from Safari and need to use AppStore to deliver our application to the client. I hope, that IPA compilation will be only the next step on the way to full Flash on iPhone and possibly other mobile devices.

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Flex Challenge Academic Tour 2009 in Toruń

Flex Challenge Academic Tour 2009 in Toruń
We are happy to announce that on November, 16th Piotr Walczyszyn, Adobe Platform Evangelist will give a lecture and lead workshops on RIA, Flex and AIR. The event is co-organised by RIAfreaks and will take place in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, in the main auditorium.

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Fx Fb Fc & Snow Leopard

Fx Fb Fc & Snow Leopard

Just a short note today – for those who hesitate to upgrade their Mac to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard – Flex Builder 3 Pro, Flash Builder 4 beta and Flash Catalyst beta are working perfectly well with the new OS.

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From AMFPHP to ZendAMF in 3 simple steps

The easiest and most effective way of communicating Flex application with PHP server was using the AMF protocol and AMFPHP libraries. Some people (including me) got accustomed to them, so the presentation of the new tool – ZendAMF – which is going to (in some way) replace AMFPHP, was not a very good news – AMFPHP was doing its job perfectly well, so learning new tool seemed to be waste of time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Warsaw Flash Camp 2009

Riafreaks at Warsaw Flash Camp 2009

Last Tuesday we participated in Warsaw Flash Camp 2009. It was such a fabulous event, that we are looking forward for the next one. What we liked the most, was the new Adobe Catalyst, which will probably make developers’ lives much easier. We would like to say thank you to people organising, sponsoring and participating in Flash Camp. Stay tuned for blog entries about technologies we have learned about on the Camp!

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