Archive for August, 2009

Data-Centric Development with Flash Builder 4 @MAX

August 19th, 2009 1 comment

These days I’ve worked to finish my Max BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) lab. It’s about how you can easily develop data-centric front ends using the new data features in Flash Builder 4. I will be presenting this lab together with Enrique Duvos.

In this 90-min hands-on lab you will be building data-driven front ends that connect to either PHP, Java or ColdFusion … yeah we prepared materials for all these back-ends. I can’t wait to see how this will work live.

Plus you will add some advanced pieces of functionality like paging through large record-sets and client-side data management. If I got you interested then you can already  book your place in the room using Adobe MAX scheduler.

And if you have not registered yet for MAX, please take a look at the following two entries from Andrew Shorten and Serge Jespers. There are great discounts available!!!

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Skinning a list in Flex 4 – Magnifier Effect

August 16th, 2009 8 comments

Here’s a little video about how to use different Spark components to make a magnifier effect for a list. To create this effect I did the following:

  • used the Spark Component model with Skins and States
  • employed the new Spark item renderer that support Designer/Developer workflow
  • Parametrize Spark Skins with CSS

You can download the final project from here and watch the video here.

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