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In the past I have had Photoshop loaded on my computer, but I rarely used it unless it was to use the autocorrection features. Each year I have a ton of vacation pictures to clean up every year and since I am a programmer I have the occasional need to create graphics. 85% of the time I...
If you still can not adopt reading books from your computer screen, or do not like to waste your laptop battery charge for just reading a book, then I think Amazon Kindle is the best solution for you. I myself still can't give up reading from paper books as it is much comfortable for e...
This article is the first of two that will look at some of the challenges faced by developers and non-developers who work with PDF technologies and who are curious about what causes fonts in a PDF to render incorrectly or even go missing. Specifically, these documents provide an overvi...
The goal of this article is to give you a brief overview of some of the objects from clear.swc, which is a part of the open source Clear Toolkit Flex framework available at Sourceforge.
Live Cycle Data Services is an excellent solution for building scalable RIA, but it’s not cheap. For those who don’t have a budget for LCDS, Adobe has released open sourced BlazeDS as a scaled down implementation of AMF. But BlazeDS is a lot more scalable than one may think.
I'd like to share with you my experience of working with LiveCycle ES 8.2. This strong player in the BPM space version has been released in July of 2008.
I might have skipped some of the new features of Flash Player 10, but you can always refer to the official FAQ page. Visit Plash Players 10 page on Adobe Labs to download new player (there is no debug version yet). The standalone debug versions are also available. You can use the offic...
Because AJAX moves so much application logic from the server to the client, it forces many developers to master a wider range of web technologies than ever before. To work effectively on AJAX projects, front-end developers have to concern themselves with database performance, business ...
Release of BlazeDS is a great help from the Flex enterprise adoption perspective. On the technical side, BlazeDS provides a lightweight replacement for LiveCycle Data Services ES. The remoting part seems to be identical to the LCDS offering. But how the LCDS implementation is different...
It's hard to overestimate the importance of having a good logging facility when you develop distributed applications. Did the client's request reached the server-side component? What did the server send back? Add to this inability of using debuggers while processing GUI events like foc...
Web development is a changing industry. Technologies are born, thrive, and then die, while web developers experience a great stress helping their clients get an Internet presence. Nowadays, the buzz word in web development is 'dynamic.' Not 'dynamic' as in DHTML, but as in 'using a dat...
It may only be a point release but that doesn't mean that Electric Rain, makers of the #1 3D modeling software tool for Flash animators hasn't come out swinging. What you'll find with this new release is a tight focus on the rendering options in Swift 3D.
'The new version of ColdFusion extends the Internet to mobile devices and delivers groundbreaking rich forms support, reporting, and printing solutions,' says Gruber, ColdFusion product manager at Macromedia on his SYS-CON.TV interview today with MX Developer's Journal chief-editor Cha...
One thing was abundantly clear at the 2004 MAX conference in New Orleans: the third-party Flash market is growing rapidly. This is due to Macromedia's decision to provide APIs and open standards. The result of this decision is that the Flash developer will now have a virtual cornucopia...
As an educator with a post-secondary institution I have had something of a ringside seat watching the evolution of e-Learning. My biggest complaint was that, in general, most institutions getting into the game just 'didn't get it.' Their approach to the process was to create what I ca...
Massaging user input is one of those tedious jobs most Web developers would rather do without. But if someone leaves out important data while filling out a Web form, your Web application might not work - after all, how can you e-mail a user his weekly newsletter if he forgot to enter h...
As a developer who often finds myself with less time to develop projects than I would perhaps like, the lure of purchasing a plug-in that saves time on database creation is more than a little tempting. This is what the NeXTensio2 plug-in offers for PHP-driven systems that use Dreamweav...