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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...
Today we posted a minor update to .NET RIA Services. This release is mainly focused on addressing bug fixes we have heard in the forums and delivering on a few key areas… There are a lot of other long lead work items that will fall into future releases.
The widgetry is called Google Apps Directory Sync and lets Google Apps tap into existing repositories of user account information in hopes of eventually moving them to Google Apps permanently of course.
Kaazing Corporation has announced that David Littlewood is joining the company as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. In his new position, Littlewood will lead the growth and management of Kaazing's global sales and alliances with particular emphasis on the financial services industry. ...
iRise and Ascendant Technology (Atech) have announced the immediate availability of iRise for IBM WebSphere Commerce, a pre-configured set of visualization templates that gives businesses a way to visualize new e-Commerce applications based on IBM solutions. By visualizing before build...
A ton of folks have asked us about getting the source code to Scott’s cool coding demo. This code loads the data from the DomainService class on the server. Notice the data is loaded asynchronously, but no ugly, hard to debug async code is needed.
"Kaazing and Microsoft are tackling the performance and quality issues normally associated with streaming data over the Web—such as seamlessly navigating through firewalls and proxies—where it counts: by optimizing the underlying transport of rich data in real time," said Kaazing CEO J...
Reading my previous AIR tutorials, you’ve worked with menus that are associated with tangible elements of your applications, such as the following: Context menus that are activated on objects on the stage Context menus associated with icons in the system tray or dock bar Menus associa...
Menus are an integral part of your life as a software user. You find them on the Web, in desktop applications, on your own operating system, and even on mobile devices like cell phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) . You often don’t realize how important menus are when you use...
The functionality of the Telemedicine Pilot system was delivered by the Second Opinion Module - Provides all the back-end functionality for capturing, maintaining and managing Second Opinion cases. It also provides a portal with a Web-based user interface which provides access to facil...
In the first part of this article dedicated on AIR menus you've learned how to create an AIR native menu (read the full Creating AIR native menu with Flash CS4 - Part 1 article). In this new article you'll learn how to create an AIR submenu item using the NativeMenuItem class with Flas...
This is the third part of the series dedicated to AIR menus (Chapter 6 of the Essential Guide to Flash CS4 AIR Development). The book is oriented to Flash developers interested in building desktop applications via Adobe AIR. You can preorder The Essential Guide to Flash CS4 AIR Develop...
Adobe Photoshop does not only provide extended capabilities with the new features, but also a better workflow with the new document presets. In this article, we will start by digging into how to use the presets feature in Photoshop CS4 to easily create different of documents.
The AIR runtime allows you to manage and interact with the system tray and dock bar icons of your application. You can define context menus for them. On Microsoft Windows systems, the icons in the system tray don’t have any default context menus, so unless you have a specially prepared...
JSON will be safer and "getters and setters" will be standard in ECMAScript, Fifth Edition. That's what the creator of JavaScript, Brdendan Eich, has been telling a reporter this week. JavaScript, called 'The world's most underated programming language' by JSON creator Douglad Crockfor...
Back in 2001 Steve Ross-Talbot wrote an article entitled A day in the Life of Ivan Eyepack. This was the story of how in 2001 someone equipped with a Compaq Ipaq would live in a connected world. The star of that story was very much the device. Now we have much more powerful devices ...
Microsoft Wednesday sent Exchange 2010 out into public beta. It’s its first server built from the ground up, according to Microsoft, to be deployed in the cloud as an online service as well as on-site. It will be available as a cloud service from both Microsoft and third parties.
Have you tried to prepare yourself for PMP certification or exam? If so, then you share with me the opinion that most of the PMP books and guides are remarkable of hundreds of pages that are full of hard to understand complex sentences that leave you by the end of studying day dizzy an...
A picture is worth a thousand words. We all have heard this saying a countless number of times. But what if you don’t understand what is drawn in the picture? I was approached once with a request to review requirements specifications for some module. The document contained a scheme tha...
The story of software development in the last few years has been driven by the need to provide a good user experience without installation issues and update woes. For some people that has meant building "smart client" applications, as promoted by Microsoft. For others, that has meant b...
This article is about what processes I came from, my definition of the Agile/Scrum process, and how stress has been spread out throughout the project vs. at the end. Stay tuned for #2 in the Agile Chronicles series where I elaborate on the re-factoring challenges.
Tim Bray, a Distinguished Engineer and Director of Web Technologies at Sun Microsystems has been interviewed by InfoQ about the future of the Web. With all my respect to Sun’s engineers, I have to disagree with some of the statements Mr. Bray made.
The Agile Chronicles is a set of articles documenting experiences of the author using an Agile process (Scrum) in software development on his current Flex project.
In ASP.NET 2.0, we introduced a very powerful set of application services in ASP.NET (Membership, Roles and profile). In 3.5 we created a client library for accessing them from Ajax and .NET Clients and exposed them via WCF web services. For more information on the base level ASP.NET ...
In a former life, I was a web developer. Back in the late '90s, I vividly remember being told by more than one of my computer science professors that in 10 years, everything would run in a web browser. Even the operating system (it was claimed at the time) would be browser based. On st...
This is the third article of the Agile Chronicles series. We'll talk about utilizing branches for each developer in Subversion, Merge Day, and how while cool, it’s an ivory tower process.
Google has opened up a site called Google Code Labs, not to be mistaken for Google Code or Google Labs, where developers can now go to get involved with potential products in their early days, familiarize themselves with APIs still being formulated and presumably build off them while G...
Quoting unnamed sources the Dow Jones All Things Digital blog reported Friday that Yahoo and Microsoft have started sounding each other out again about a search and ad partnership and said Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer and Yahoo's new CEO Carol Bartz met the week before last.
Digital Signage is the fastest-growing marketing and communications medium in the world second only to the Internet and branded entertainment. It replaces conventional paper signs and posters with electronic signs using liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and plasma screens. Google has pu...
Adobe and Facebook today announced a joint effort to enable Web developers to create more compelling applications using the Adobe® Flash® Platform and Facebook Platform. Officially supported by Adobe and Facebook, the new ActionScript 3 Client Library for Facebook Platform is a free an...
This year can be labeled something like “Rich Internet Applications meet Enterprise Database by the way of full text search”. We are slowly getting used to the fact that off-the-shelf and free software can find related data out of million records within a second. The fact that the foun...
This week Microsoft will make a number of announcements in the RIA space. The rumor has it that Silverlight 3 is going to be out. The rumor has it that it'll start competing with Adobe AIR. Let's take a quick look at the Adobe's progress report in the RIA space.
This is a story about creating a user interface easily, or better yet, about having good user interfaces without working for them.
A release candidate of Eclipse4SL has arrived. That’s the open source plug-in Microsoft commissioned from Eclipse Foundation member Soyatec, a French-based “open solutions” company, so cross-platform Silverlight-based rich Internet applications can be built with the famed open source E...
Sybase Chairman and CEO John Chen who appeared on CNBC Closing Bell on Wednesday said Sybase is providing mobile solutions to SAP. "Sybase and SAP are both leaders in their respective spaces. We will bring what consumers are enjoying for years to the enterprise users. Immediate busines...
Nvidia, whose revenues ducked into the crapper last quarter and who's got myriad other problems too, has effectively put an ad in the paper looking for a handful of promising early-stage start-ups that will grow the GPS platform that it sees as a parallel processor and increase its mar...
It's official. Microsoft is going to let PC users turn its browser off in Windows 7 to keep the European Commission at bay. The EC's latest indictment of Microsoft accuses it of the antitrust sin of tying Internet Explorer to the Windows operating system, a charge brought by Opera and ...
Craegmoor has a small IT team dedicated to supporting its IT infrastructure, so producing robust and secure web based applications was believed to be a challenge. The team considered bringing in external consultants, but this idea was rejected because it was not viewed as a cost effect...
You don't have to be a chief information officer to realize that security is becoming a corporate concern as more business is transacted on the Web. The mounting fears are well founded. Web attacks are growing in sophistication. Data is flowing faster and to more applications and more ...
Adobe, the subject of a lot of Wall Street downgrades lately, pre-announced Wednesday and said it will fall short of its revenue target of $800 million-$850 million for the February quarter. Instead it should clear 30 cents a share (GAAP) on revenues of $783 million-$786 million. Seaso...