ColdFusion conference in Manchester [UK]

Submitted by Falken on Fri, 02/06/2009 - 14:59
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If you've not seen this posting then you don't know that there is a fair chance that the UK's number one ColdFusion conference, Scotch On The Rocks, well be stopping off in Manchester during it's 2009 road trip.

If you are a ColdFusion developer and can get to Manchester for a day (and night ;-) ) you would hate to miss out, so let Andy know you could make it.

I've registered my interest directly along with a few other people, so maybe see you there if it comes off !

The Flex SDK team talk

Submitted by Falken on Wed, 01/28/2009 - 22:16
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(follow up to [node:1556])

Well, that was... manic :-)

There was, I think, the general admission that things could be improved - Adobe being more transparent and talking more things through in public, for instance.
It was also acknowledged that it's probably too late to try and get your pet feature into Flex 4, but it was said they'll pick up on the speed that submitted patches are accepted. Being able to submit patches is a great way to get started with a new project, because you'll normally be able to focus on a small set of functionality.

Remove 'unverified server' pop up in AIR

Submitted by Falken on Mon, 01/26/2009 - 09:39
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The problem:
Every time some AIR applications start, they give a prompt saying ’trying to connect to an unverified server baz.com (on port 443). Do you trust this server ?’.
Clicking ’always’ (out of 'always', 'this session' and 'never') doesn't work, and it always asks the next time anyway.
 
The solution:
Visit https://baz.com in your web browser, and look at the certificate information for the site (on FireFox, click to the left of the address, then press 'more information').

Talk to Adobe's Flex SDK team

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

Official: Formula 1 gives Ferrari special treatment

Submitted by Falken on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 16:49
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Well, what we've all suspected all along is now out in the open, the Ferrari Formula One team really are given special help over and above what any other team gets. As Bernnie says:
"[what] Ferrari get above all the other teams [is] the 'general help' they are considered to have had in Formula One".

Goes above and beyond the extra money they get and some way to explaning the bias in the stewards decisions last year that....

24 Hour Party People

Submitted by Falken on Wed, 12/24/2008 - 15:00
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If you live in Manchester, have visited Manchester, know someone there or have even the slightest inkling of the effect Manchester had on nigh-on thirty years of music, you need to see 24 Hour Party People which is the more-or-less true history-drama of Factory Records and the Hacienda.

Many thanks to Tim for slipping that into his DVD collection over the last few days, though it did rather make us want to go into town and go back to the Hac., sadly departed though, of course.

Adobe gives AIR as early Christmas present

Submitted by Falken on Thu, 12/18/2008 - 09:54
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Adobe has today released the AIR run time for Linux, bringing full feature parity to the existing Windows and Mac versions and making AIR truly cross platform.

As a Flex developer, I'm far more likely [node:1524,title="to use AIR"] to build any desktop components of applications (or take web applications offline entirely) than just about the only real competition, Java.

Cheers Adobe, an excellent present to go into the Christmas break and next year with !