BlazeDS and Spring


A few days back I posted the latest addition in Spring family – Flex with Spring. Being a huge spring and flex fan, I was very excited. Now able to reuse Spring knowlege in Adobe Flex is a wonderful idea. I faced a few challenges in using the solution and discussed the same on the […]

Handling Dates across different geographies


This is a tricky one – evaded me for a while. Synopsis of the issue: Flex messaging (BlazeDS is what we were using) deals with dates in a very special way. The dates are transferred to/from client / server post conversion to UTC and then they get converted to what local time zone. Let me […]

Flex is easy to start with


I asked my nephew to use Flex instead of JSP for his college project, and here is what he has to say after a few hours of work in Flex. woow nw im enjoying using flex… making use of containers, Accordion, TabNavigator… many more stuff, displaying things in alertboxes having nice fonts… so many options […]

Flex talking to a PHP backend


I am no PHP expert and to not intend to be one, but while I was searching how to integrate Flex with different backends, i came across some tutorials that i believe would help others: http://devzone.zend.com/article/11-Integrating-Adobe-Flex-and-PHP http://www.adobe.com/products/flex/features/video/mihai_corlan/ http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/articles/php_getstarted.html http://devzone.zend.com/node/view/id/2019

Performance | Advanced DataGrid rendering


In one of my projects there were some custom needs where we wanted to display values in cell based on the data passed. This led us to write custom ItemRenderer’s. Considering that we were creating multiple instances of Containers like Canvas, Box with-in led me to thinking how would Advanced Data Grid, respond to this […]