Thursday, May 29, 2008

Object Dock in AIR

I am attached to this component which I wrote and its still in beta version.....

Will post the more updated one soon.....

Thanks to Ely Greenfield for his fisheye component and zoltan for his aperture framework....

Click here
to download the air file. I am sure you must be aware of Mac OS fisheye menu and windows star dock

Will really appreciate your feedback....

Flv Player in Flex....

Tried out this Flv player in flex...and it came out really nice...

Click here to launch the application..

Will appreciate your feedback......

Flex 3 A Beginner’s Guide

Click Here to download

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Creating Mashups with Adobe Flex and AIR

Creating Mashups with Adobe Flex and AIR...

The much awaited book is out.

Download it here

Flex SQLite Example: AIR Application

Tried out this sample application withe Flex and adobe AIR integrated SQLite.
It has the Insert and Delete functionality.

Will post the updated one soon with the auto update functionality. Download it here.

Flex3 CookBook

Flex 3 Cookbook : Code Recipes, Tips and Tricks for RIA developers...

Download it here

This book has a nice Chapter on AIR and Flex Unit Test.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

RIA Web Service : SPROUT

Tried this sample Service in Sprout and it hardly took me 5 mins to build this. I was really impressed with the way their widgets are built. Its a cool and refreshing application, which will turn many regular users to web content developers

Monday, May 5, 2008

Hero Hack Pack

Order your own Hero Hack Pack and get started with Open Source and Microsoft technology.

Each Hero Hack Pack contains free evaluation editions of Windows Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008, plus resources for getting started with Open Source development.


I received a mail saying that you will receive your pack with in 4-6 weeks. Hurry up...They also have some passes to OSCON2008....

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sample Rss Reader in Flex

Tried out this simple program in Flex. A sample RSS reader in flex and it hardly took 10 mins to develop this.

Download this application.

Just import the project and you should be able to run it straight away. Do drop your suggestions on how to improve this application further.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Horizontal and Vertical Image scroll component

Today I am excited to release the ImageHScroller and ImageVScroller component. Its an auto scrolling component which can scroll the images from left to right or right to left, top to bottom or bottom to top. All you have to do is provide the data provider and the item renderer which can be used to that render the images. You can specify the direction based on the horizontal and vertical scrolling component you are going to use. It acts as marquee effect for the images.

Feel free to download the component and develop it on your own.

Image Marquee Horizontal and vertical Component

Friday, May 2, 2008

All Flex Web Services in one bag....

Recently I am trying to play with all the web services in flex and came to know about many things.
It was a very good learning exercise.
I have categorized them into several Google Maps, Flickr, YouTube, Amazon Music Search, Yahoo Maps and Yahoo weather. Used Iframes for displaying Google Maps and You Tube videos....and believe me , it is really a bad experience....Iframes is such a hack in matter how hard you will not render properly..... Playing with yahoo maps is a great pleasure...everything is available as an API all you have to do is call the API...Though POI marker is missing in the new release of their API all the basic functionalities are available in yahoo maps...

I will try and revisit this example some time in future adding more web services. Hope I will be able to come up with some meaningful mash up with all these web services. For now I will just provide the source code for all of them...

AIR Audio Video Player

I have determined to deliver one AIR application. After a busy week, I managed to stay a couple of late nights and finish this AIR application. This Audio and Video player is for desktop and can play mp3 and flv files for now. You can drag and drop the files from your local file system or can even add or remove the files to the play list. You can hide and show the play list. I wanted to extend it and provide may other features, but couldn't do it due to the time constraints. I’ll revisit this at some point in the future, but in the mean time feel free to play with it. Apologies for the poor design, my choice of colors is not that great. Please drop a comment if you need the source code for it. You can download and install the AIR file from here.