360|Flex San Jose 2010 Review

It was my first 360|Flex event that I've attended (other than speaking at the 360|Flex unconference at Adobe MAX last year) and it met all my expectations and more.

My hands-on connecting hardware to Flex all day session on Sunday was filled to capacity (40 people) I got great feedback from it and everyone got to take home an Arduino and a components kit (thanks to the sponsors of 360Flex and SparkFun). So anyone who was on the course tell me what you've done with it or what your plans are and if you need any help or inspiration contact me.


Connecting open source hardware to the web at the Sydney Web Standards Group

Here is the code and a pdf of the slides of my talk on connecting open source hardware to the web at Web Standards Group in Sydney Australia.

Here is the ethernet Flex code, the LED Flex code and the Arduino code for demos.

Download a PDF of my talk (1.4 Mb) or view on slide share.

Any questions on my talk just comment below or email me.

Controlling tooltip display in a Flex PlotChart

Tooltips are a great feature of the Flex charting components but it's an all or nothing affair either all your points display them or none of them do. Here a way so only the points you decide show tooltips when you mouse over them.


How to fix Flexlib WindowShade resize issues

I'm involved in a project that is using the flexlib WindowShade component and it generally works well unless its content is resized. Here's a simple fix for this.


Setting up access to Flex Remote Objects without access to WEB-INF directory

When creating a project in Flex Builder if you select the application server type as J2EE you need to have access to the WEB-INF flex folder of the server and the services-config.xml configuration file of the remote server. So what do you do if you don't have access to the WEB-INF flex folder?


Remote ActionScript Dynamic Endpoints

When using remote objects in Flex (for BlazeDS) you may want to change the endpoint (server, port and context root) and switch between servers. This is useful if your development environment contains both testing and production servers (as it should).

The usual way is to define these settings in the Flex/Flash Builder project when the project is created but this is not easily changed once it's been set up.


I'm now a Adobe Community Professional

Adobe announced today the name change of the old Adobe Community Experts program to the shinny new Adobe Community Professionals program. They also announced the list of the people who are in the program and I was one of them. It's great to see a strong Flex and ColdFusion presence in the list (about a 3rd of the total) and I'm looking forward to being a part of the program and helping out in any way I can.

A few other locals made it on the list as well. So congratulations to Kai Koenig, Campbell Anderson, Dale Rankine, Geoff Bowers, Andrew Muller and Mark Mandel. (If I've left any local ColdFusion or Flex people off that list many apologies.)

Speaking at Webinale in Berlin in June

I'll be speaking about Arduinos and RIAs at Webinale in Berlin in June. Thanks goes to Kai Koening who's organising the RIA stream for the conference.

I've not been to Germany before and don't speak a word of German so it's going to be an interesting experience and i'm looking forward to it. The tracks and sessions are starting to fill out. Some of them (including mine) will be in English (thankfully).

Speaking at 360|Flex in San Jose in March

I will be speaking or rather running a one day course on how to connect the Arduino hardware platform to Flex at 360|Flex in San Jose (March 7th-10th).


A Practical Guide to Connecting Hardware to the Web (Edge of the Web)

Here is the code and a pdf of the slides of my talk on connecting hardware to the internet at Edge of the Web in Perth. Edge of the Web was a fantastic conference with amazing speakers and I'll be there (fingers crossed) speaking at it again next year.

Flex code for the LED Shield, Funnel IO light and temperature real time graph, Ethernet Shield and Pachube demos.

Arduino code for the demos and a few extras.

Download a PDF of my talk (3.0 Mb) or view on slide share.

Any questions on my talk just comment below or email me.

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