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August 19, 2007, 1 comment
As promised, everyone moved their knowledge forward, and I personally felt like I turned a corner in my understanding; something clicked and came together.
August 2, 2007, 4 comments
We've decided to hold the RIA conference at a later date. Instead, you can now extend your Flex and AIR experience for an entire week.
July 23, 2007, 10 comments
I received a message asking about how to decide whether to port to a new language first, redesign first, or do both at the same time.
July 11, 2007, Submit comment
August 15-17 I will be holding an OpenSpace conference to discuss the reasonable distribution of an application between client and server, with emphasis on the return to Rich Internet clients.
July 11, 2007, Submit comment
August 13-14 I will be holding (with James Ward of Adobe) a Jam on Flex and AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime, formerly called Apollo).
June 19, 2007, 37 comments
Combine the power of Python with the polish of Flash to create a desktop application. This approach will also work with any language that has support for creating an XML-RPC server (Java, Ruby, C++, to name a few). Also, The XML-RPC server can easily be on another machine.
May 24, 2007, 10 comments
I'll be doing a new experiment for this one: hiking in the morning instead of the afternoon.
May 24, 2007, 2 comments
In Jerry Weinberg's classic "The Secrets of Consulting" (Dorset House, 1985) he says something to the effect of "You probably won't be able to make any changes."
May 12, 2007, 2 comments
The morning was partially taken up by the usual last-day denoument at the hotel. I will sometimes not leave until the day after just because this detracts so much from the experience of whereever I am.
May 11, 2007, 2 comments
Jim Baker emailed me about talking to Tobias Ivarsson from Sweden, who is one of the two Google "Summer of Code" students working on bringing Jython up to conformance with Python version 2.5.
May 11, 2007, Submit comment
Most of the day was taken up in preparation for the evening presentation on Flex with James Ward. Our goal was to create an anti-bullet-point experience because people have already had a couple of days of bullet points by then.
May 9, 2007, 4 comments
The deal for my press pass was that I am to blog daily about Java One. Which I consider a fair exchange, and sometimes I appreciate having a little (not too big) fire lit under me to write.
May 4, 2007, 14 comments
I've just finished reading Jeffrey Zeldman's book "Designing with Web Standards" (New Riders 2003), and it has answered a number of questions and dashed a fair number of my hopes for actual standard standards in the near future.
April 27, 2007, 7 comments
The most interesting part of this is not the tool -- although that was fun to create -- but the process of letting go that allowed me to build it.