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If you are a visual programmer working in environments like Visual Basic, Delphi, REAL basic, or PowerBuilder, you may hesitate to take advantage of the benefits of Flash because of concerns about learning a new, unfamiliar environment. To show how easily you can transfer your existing knowledge to Flash MX Professional, in this article I will explain how you can create a simple web search application that queries the Google web API using SOAP web services: Visual Programming in Macromedia Flash As a visual programmer, you may have already tried your hand at a previous version of Flash - and been you were likely confused and overwhelmed by it. Flash has never been more inherently complex than Visual Basic 6, Visual Studio .NET, or Delphi, but it comes from a lineage of animation tools, not programming tools. This fundamental difference made Flash an impractical tool ... (more)

How Do You Deploy Patches in Your Rich Internet Application?

OK, your Flex application is already deployed in production. How are you planning to deploy patches to your code? I mean bug fixes or enhancements to specific MXML components or ActionScript classes? Of course, you can recompile the entire application with hundreds of classes just to deploy a new version of the class MyGreatCreation.as. Let’s see if there is a way to deploy just MyGreatCreation leaving the rest of your application intact. In Java world, the solution to this issue is pretty simple. A typical Java application consists of a number of .jar files (think libraries or swc) and there is a concept of a class path. If a program needs to use a class MyGreatCreation, the Java class loader tries to find it based on the classes or jars listed in the classpath. If there is more than one version of this class in the path, the class loader will grab the first ... (more)

Polyglot programmers minus SQL

In the mid nineties, IT job market was good. PowerBuilder or Visual Basic plus SQL would get you employed in no time. Good old client/server days… Lots of mainframe programmers were easily surviving knowing nothing but Cobol and SQL (DB2).&nbs]>sqlMore Flex and Cairngorm training classeshttp://yakovfain.javadevelopersjournal.com/more_flex_and_cairngorm_training_classes.htmhttp://yakovfain.javadevelopersjournal.com/more_flex_and_cairngorm_training_classes.htmTue, 17 Jun 2008 20:18:00 GMThttp://yakovfain.javadevelopersjournal.com/console/comments/popup/?f=more%5Fflex%5Fand%5Fcairngorm%5Ftraining%5FclassesYakov Fain ... (more)

Speaking at SD West 2009

  Speaking on Flex 4 (Gumbo) I am back from the Flex Camp at Chicago and onto a lot of Flex 4 stuff. Firstly I have started writing a book on Flex 4. Its a short book that will provide a head start to the early adopters. If you are one of those early Flex 4 enthusiasts, then keep watching this blog for updates on the book. I will write more about the book and its availability in a couple of weeks time when I have hopefully made substantial progress on that initiative. Secondly I am deep into the Gumbo subversion repository these days. Flex 4 is still cooking and so the only way to continue to understand its evolution is to keep peeking into the hot smoking oven. Thirdly, I am begining a 99 part quick tutorials and tips series on Flex at RIA Revolution. Fourth and finally, I will be speaking on Flex 4 at many venues starting next month. One such prominent venue is ... (more)

Swiz API reference documentation

Swiz is a framework for Adobe Flex that aims to bring complete simplicity to RIA development. But, until recently, the documentation was limited. But now… Swiz 0.6.2 Actionscript API Reference: http://swizframework.org/ Swiz Framework Site: http://on3solutions.com/swiz062/ Swiz Framework Source: http://code.google.com/p/swizframework/ Enjoy guys. Now start coding! ... (more)

Mochi Media Announces Second Annual Flash Gaming Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/08/09 -- Today, Mochi Media announced the Flash Gaming Summit 2010, which will be held on March 8 at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. The second annual conference will bring together leaders of the Flash gaming industry to share ideas and insights about the future of Flash in front of an audience of game developers, artists, entrepreneurs, investors and game publishers. Mochi Media CEO and co-founder Jameson Hsu will give the keynote address at the conference, titled "The Future of Flash Games," and the summit will also feature a return of the "The Mochis Award Show," sponsored by Kongregate, recognizing the best Flash games of 2009 across 11 categories. Nominations are now open for these games. "We were overwhelmed by the positive response to last year's Flash Gaming Summit, and this year we look forwa... (more)

Onstream Media to Webcast Miami Children's Hospital's 45th Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Onstream Media Corporation (Nasdaq: ONSM), a leading online service provider of live and on-demand Internet video, corporate web communications and content management applications, today announced the company will be webcasting Miami Children's Hospital's 45th annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course (PPGC) - a course that is regarded as the most established continuing, independent medical education program in the country. The four-day course, beginning February 22, stems from Miami Children's Hospital's tradition of quality and excellence in health care for children and is academically tailored to advance the clinical and research aspects of pediatrics and adolescent medicine. Renowned faculty from all over the United States and the world will be presenting the most recent advances for the practicing pediatrici... (more)

Adobe to Webcast Q1 Earnings Conference Call

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it will Webcast its first quarter fiscal year 2010 earnings conference call on March 23, 2010. What:     Adobe Systems First Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Earnings Conference Call When: 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Tuesday March 23, 2010 Where: http://www.adobe.com/ADBE How: Live over the Internet; simply connect to the meeting room on the Web page above Questions: Contact Adobe Investor Relations at 408-536-4416 or [email protected] The live audio Webcast will last for approximately one hour. An archive of the call will be made available in Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro for approximately 45 days. Listening to the live Webcast via Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro requires Adobe Flash Player version 9 or later. Firewalls designed to protect corporate information can prevent listening to the Webcast. Adobe uses its Web site as a channel of ... (more)

Magnesium Online Library Publishes Evidence of FDA's Awareness of Dangerous Magnesium Deficiency and Continued Silence

PATTERSON, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being issued on behalf of Magnesium Online Library: The World Health Organization (WHO) has just recommended that drinking water contain 25-50 mg of magnesium (Mg) per liter in order to prevent deaths from heart attack and stroke (See the WHO's entire book here: www.MgWater.com/download). American bottled water averages <5 mg of magnesium per liter, while bottled water in the rest of the world averages about 20 mg of magnesium per liter. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) caused the Mg-deficient-water problem by destroying the American mineral water industry in the 1930s, in the mistaken belief that pure water was good, and that mineral water was just impure water. Epidemiological studies indicate that millions of Americans have died due to the FDA's and DOJ's ... (more)

Eloqua Revenue Suite Wins "Best Sales and Marketing Intelligence" CODiE Award

VIENNA, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/02/12 -- The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, today announced Eloqua, the leading provider of on-demand Revenue Performance Management solutions, as the winner of the 2012 CODiE Award for "Best Sales and Marketing Intelligence" for the company's Revenue Suite solution. Revenue Suite makes it possible for organizations to track key indicators of revenue performance with a series out-of-the-box dashboards and reports, and make adjustments and allocations in real-time. Eloqua Revenue Suite provides a set of applications and tools that help define revenue cycle stages, and dashboards for tracking the health of an integrated sales and marketing pipeline. With intuitive charts and graphs, businesses can measure the conversion, velocity, reach... (more)

GFI Labs Tracks Resurgence of Fake Antivirus Programs Plaguing Businesses and Consumers

GFI Software today released its VIPRE® Report for February 2012, a collection of the 10 most prevalent threat detections encountered during the month. Most notably, GFI Labs has been documenting a new wave of fake antivirus programs (or rogue AV) on its Malware Protection Center blog. Growing since the start of the year, last month brought a significant spike in new variations of rogue AV. “While the velocity at which rogues were successfully propagating may have slowed toward the end of last year, they are certainly back now, and they remain a popular tactic among cybercriminals,” said Christopher Boyd, senior threat researcher at GFI Software. “Users should not let their guard down. As always – no matter how convincing they look – always take the time to evaluate any piece of software that claims your PC is infected, prompts you for a credit card number or asks y... (more)

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The textured-hair category is inarguably the hottest in the haircare space today. This has been driven by the proliferation of founder brands started by curly and coily consumers and savvy consumers who increasingly want products specifically for their texture type. This trend is underscored by the latest insights from NaturallyCurly's 2018 TextureTrends report, released today. According to the 2018 TextureTrends Report, more than 80 percent of women with curly and coily hair say they purcha...
The textured-hair category is inarguably the hottest in the haircare space today. This has been driven by the proliferation of founder brands started by curly and coily consumers and savvy consumers who increasingly want products specifically for their texture type. This trend is underscored by the latest insights from NaturallyCurly's 2018 TextureTrends report, released today. According to the 2018 TextureTrends Report, more than 80 percent of women with curly and coily hair say they purcha...
We all love the many benefits of natural plant oils, used as a deap treatment before shampooing, at home or at the beach, but is there an all-in-one solution for everyday intensive nutrition and modern styling?I am passionate about the benefits of natural extracts with tried-and-tested results, which I have used to develop my own brand (lemon for its acid ph, wheat germ for its fortifying action…). I wanted a product which combined caring and styling effects, and which could be used after shampo...
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence-dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.