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Friday, August 31st, 2007

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Building a Flex DataGrid

Category: Adobe, Tutorial

Here’s the first entry in what we hope will become a regular feature on Ajaxian. The Ajaxian Featured Tutorial will feature a tutorial that we’ve found interesting and we think the community will enjoy. Now granted, we realize that not everyone will find it interesting and we’re okay with that. We want to spread the Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:45 am

3.3 rating from 33 votes

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

New Technology: Dynamic Resizing of Images

Category: Adobe, Presentation

TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington reported 2 days ago about a new technology, created by Dr. Ariel Shamir and Dr. Shai Avidan, that could have a dramatic impact on the dynamic nature of web pages. The technology allows for the dynamic resizing of images and from the video demo, looks like it works very fluidly. He even Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 2:56 pm

4.7 rating from 76 votes

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

RIA Data Loading Benchmarks

Category: Adobe, Performance

Self-proclaimed “RIA Cowboy” James Ward recently updated his RIA data loading benchmarks, this time adding Lazlo into the mix as well as gzip compression on the text streams. The tests are pretty straightforward and are meant to measure performance and latency when loading rows of data via various transport mechanisms: The goal of this application Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am

3.5 rating from 27 votes

Adobe ColdFusion 8 gets into the Ajax game

Category: Adobe, ColdFusion

A lot of folks may not know this but Adobe ColdFusion’s recently released, version 8, has quite a bit of easy-to-use Ajax capabilities under the hood. By leveraging YUI, Ext and Spry and implementing certain functionality from these libraries in a nice wrapper, Adobe has made it fairly easy to build applications that can include Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:00 am

3.4 rating from 41 votes

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Adobe AIR: Can we have synchronous queries, please?

Category: Adobe, Database

Justin Palmer has an interesting post about the dealing with the asynchronous nature of Adobe AIR’s SQLConnection class and the challenges it poses when dealing with the DBMS’ response. Justin shows some creative ways of working around this through the use of Responder objects and event listeners: var connection = new air.SQLConnection();‘development.sqlite’)); var statement Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:00 am

4.1 rating from 19 votes

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Adobe steps up video with new Flash and AIR for Flash gets easier

Category: Adobe, Microsoft

One of the Silverlight talking points has been their video story. Top quality. Same across all devices. Of course, Adobe wasn’t sitting on its hands, and today they are releasing a Flash Player that supports H.264 video and more. The ReadWriteWeb reported on this via Adobe Launches “Moviestar” Version of Flash Player – HD Television Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:08 am

3.6 rating from 30 votes

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Building Ajax Applications on AIR

Category: Adobe

The Adobe bus tour has published some videos from the first leg of the tour. Andre Charland spoke on how to build Ajax applications on Air. The talk has good demos and examples, such as the demo. Kevin Hoyt also gave some good JavaScript-y talks such as: Intro to Adobe AIR with HTML and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:59 am
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3.6 rating from 25 votes

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Kevin Lynch at the Ajax Experience

Category: Adobe, The Ajax Experience

Kevin Lynch started out the keynote talking about “Four Generations of Applications”: – Mainframe – Client/server – Web applications – Rich internet applications He then discussed the architecture of rich internet applications, focusing on the challenges. The first challenge he discussed was local storage, and he highlighted how Google Gears is solving that problem, and Read the rest…

Posted by Ben Galbraith at 11:49 am

1.8 rating from 129 votes

Thursday, July 19th, 2007 on Air

Category: Adobe, Ajax, Showcase

Dave Johnson of Nitobi wrote a nice desktop application for The application is offline enabled by Air using Ajax as the actual app code itself (no Flash). Dave has written up a detailed walk through to show off how this was built, and shows (quoting his ‘l33+): Custom chrome to make things look hawt Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:56 am

4 rating from 47 votes

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Sales Builder AIR Application Update

Category: Adobe, Showcase

Christophe Coenraets has released a new Sales Builder (which he didn’t do on the bus! bad Christophe! :). Salesbuilder is a Sales Force Automation application that demonstrates local persistence using the embedded SQLite database, data synchronization, native drag-and-drop, and other features such as direct chart manipulation. It makes you wish that you had an “Experience Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:06 am

3.9 rating from 34 votes

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Writing a desktop application with Ext, AIR, Aptana, and Red Bull

Category: Adobe, Aptana, Gears, Offline, Sencha

Jack Slocum has kicked off his new Ext JS blog with an entry on his experience writing an application with Ext JS, AIR, Aptana, and lots of Red Bull. As part of the experience Jack has created Ext.air.MainWindow which makes your AIR window look like a Ext.Window. Jack actually created two versions, the online one Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:56 am

4.5 rating from 44 votes

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Adobe AIR Free Book Download

Category: Adobe, Books

Mike Chambers and the Adobe AIR crew have generously released the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) for JavaScript Developers Pocket Guide (Amazon) under a creative commons license. They have given us an electronic copy available for download for free, here. The pocket guide covers: Introduction to AIR Getting Started with AIR development Working with JavaScript and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:34 am

4 rating from 129 votes

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Adobe AIR Bus Tour

Category: Adobe

Adobe is putting on a bus tour around the US to get developers up to speed on AIR. The tour is free, targeted at JavaScript developers, and is a great way to quickly gain a solid understanding of what the Adobe Integrated Runtime is. The tour is running from July 10th in Seattle, to September Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:36 am

4.1 rating from 16 votes

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Aptana IDE adds AIR support

Category: Adobe, Aptana, Utility

Adding support for AIR feels kinda funny to write. I guess Aptana wants to be life support for Ajax development (boom, boom). The Aptana IDE now supports Adobe AIR: This means that Ajax developers can now use our IDE to build desktop apps seamlessly using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Some of the features we added Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:11 am

3.7 rating from 22 votes

Adobe AIR: Fresh name for Apollo

Category: Adobe, Offline

I personally like Apollo, and it had already built recognition, but it is now called Adobe Air. What is new in the Air beta? New features in the Adobe AIR beta include an embedded local database, PDF support, enhanced capabilities for JavaScript developers, and deeper integration with Adobe Flex. The new beta version of Adobe Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:33 am

3.4 rating from 32 votes

Friday, June 1st, 2007

Flex-based SQLAdmin for Google Gears

Category: Adobe, Gears, Google, Showcase

Christophe Coenraets always brings the goods when you need a quick demo. He created the SQLAdmin tool for Google Gears that Kevin Lynch demonstrated yesterday. This app does have the side effect of showing me that I am not a mousey person. I kept clicking on “CREATE DATABASE” when I was meant to drag and Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:59 pm

3.2 rating from 40 votes