Talk to Adobe's Flex SDK team

Submitted by Falken on Fri, 01/23/2009 - 09:40

Next week the Adobe Flex SDK team is having an online discussion, following comments like these about how some aspects of the open source project could be improved.

Area's that are bound to be discussed are how Flex features and road maps emerge, technical implementation details discussed and resolved, unsticking the patch submission process and some other problems with the projects web site.

Building ColdFusion services with ColdSpring and Reactor, part 6

Submitted by Falken on Wed, 06/11/2008 - 21:54

In the previous part, we saw how you can easily get up and running with the AOP features of ColdSpring in a ColdFusion project. But what practical use can this be put too ?
In this part I will show a simple piece of AroundAdvice that helps with reporting exceptions to clients of services. The next part will present a more complicated example - using BeforeAdvice to enforce security constraints and time-limited tokens.

Scotch on the Rocks, day 3 (live)

Submitted by Falken on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 10:29
Sean Corfield, Event driven programming in ColdFusion
richer ui interfaces require more interaction (and less structured flow) than simply responding to clicks
decouple where things happen from what happens with them
multiple handlers for an event, how to define this:
configuration - ModelGlue, Mach-II, JavaScript and Flex
flex is more implict than JavaScript or CF frameworks - combobox listens to events on the dataProvider by itself.
convention - event user.list maps to user CFC list() method

Scotch on the Rocks, day 2 (live)

Submitted by Falken on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 10:19

Borre Wessel, Modularizing Flex, Cairngorm & Modules
adds complexity - do you have a good reason i.e. large, slow to start applicataion, is code easy to share cross project (i.e. a well written component)
main application (in applicationDomain hierarchy) needs to have ref to any class shared across module
rsl (non-framework) actualy make your app bigger, but are stored in the browser cache, so if your next app needs same one that will be faster to start

Scotch on the Rocks, day 1 (live)

Submitted by Falken on Wed, 06/04/2008 - 11:11
Key note
Cf8 and beyond
Cf8 'doing very well' no more 8.releases
Cf open proc. Initive, open bugs, hurrah. More open to community, share control of new features etc. Built in frameworks, etc.
Claude englebert is emea cf adobe contact, one at last.
'cool' air/flex intergration, number 1 item is improved developer experince. Ide straw poll, eclipse massive win.
CF isnt just web apps anymore, your code hooks to Flex, AIR, PDF etc now.
Lcds bundeled with cf8, much easier then cf7 horror.

Adobe fixes ColdFusion CFC remoting security bug

Submitted by Falken on Wed, 04/09/2008 - 09:41

If you have ColdFusion 8, with CFCs exposed for remote access, with methods marked 'access="remote"' you probably did not know that this also meant any methods marked 'access="public"' could also be invoked remotely.

The obvious security problems now have a fix in the form of hot fix 71471 and it's associated KB article #40332.

You should apply this as soon as you can if your ColdFusion objects are being used by a Flex client, for instance.