Monthly Archives: November 2008

Mumbai Scarred & Wounded

Still Burning, Still Shining...

Still Burning, Still Shining...

Mumbai had taken lot of terror brunt in the past, but this will be the most deadliest and ugly spat in history of this city of opportunities. Not only dreams were mercilessly shattered but the very eyes which nurtered them were closed forever. Words cannot describe the tragedy and grief of all those who experienced this nightmare.

This makes me think that we are still in the era of barbarians and war lords. The human psyche is the same except for the fact instead of swords, we use AK 47 and automatic machine guns. Where will this lead us to…”No Answers”.  My thoughts and prayers with the families of who suffered so much.

Runtime Localization in flex

I hit upon quite interesting links on how to achieve localization in Flex. The best article to refer for multilingual support in Flex is “Runtime Localization” by Gordon Smith featured on Adobe Labs, Click here

Some of the other good reads are as follows:

Flex provides a very robust and dynamic way to achieve this. Try it yourself.

Workaround for Error #1034: Type Coercion failed: cannot convert mx.utils

When I gave my first flexool build to Zoltan, he reported 2 erros and one of them was “TypeError: Error #1034: Type Coercion failed: cannot convert mx.utils::ObjectProxy@6380a19 to mx.collections.ArrayCollection”.

Not a familiar one for me. So I checked the engine I sent him on my machine. It was working fine without error. the i googled and found the reason behind this.  It happens when there is only 1 single node in the xml flex is trying to load. So it is returned as an ObjectProxy instead of an Array and the error pops up. Perhaps a bug with flex.

See the solution here: http://forum.sephiroth.it/showthread.php?p=32751

It solved my problem. thanks tekati

Flexool goes public

Flexool is up and running on web in a new avatar. Zoltan has uploaded the blog engine I gave to him. both the Blog as well its admin are working fine.
http://www.andzol.com/flex/
Though its working fine now and I’m happy about it. Still a long way to go…
Flexool has spread its wings and taken a flight. Lets enjoy.

Flex classes summary for certification

These are some of the points I compiled in adoc file when I studied flex. These are taken mainly from the exhaustive Flex Builder Help documentation. These might be useful for somebody who would like to appear for Flex Certification or for an interview.
Download it here

Topics covered in the document are:

  • Generic
  • Event Handling
  • Data Acess
  • Visual Components
  • Data Providers & Collections
  • Hierarchical Data Objects
  • Object Oriented Programming Structure
  • Application Design
  • Flex Security
  • Optimizing Flex Applications
  • Charting Components

Clone of Flexool

Recently I got a mail from a guy “Zoltan” from Hungary.  He required a Flex Blog engine and in search for that hit upon Flexool. Well, my pleasure. The flexool admin was incomplete and had only “Add Post” feature. Hence I extended the admin to add the requirements Zoltan had. Just packaged the whole Blog engine and its admin and mailed it to Zoltan. He’ll be setting it soon. I’m excited to see the Flexool clone soon on the web.

Here are some Flexool admin screenshots

Flexool Admin Login Screen

Flexool Admin Login Screen

Add your new post here

Add your new post here

Edit Post Screen

Edit Post Screen

Post details shown in Pop for editing

Post details shown in Pop for editing

Finally, Delete the post

Finally, Delete the post