I just got an e-mail from a recruiter of sorts. They want me to do phone
Flex/Flash consultation for a 20-40 minute paid phone call. Apparently, Ether
(www.ether.com) could make money if they employed some sales teams. It seems
all of California is reaching out worldwide, looking for people to come to
live and work there. The reason? To be tech lead in their startup and manage
contractors and outsourced individuals to make bling and fame in Web Deux
Point OMG. If my hunch on what this call is about is correct, this'll be the
third startup this month looking for Flexcoder meat.
While I'm glad the resurgence in tech is creating a plethora of new companies
and re-energizing budgets of old ones, one thing is abundantly clear: Google
is the only company who inadvertently got Identity 2.0
(www.identity20.com/media/OSCON2005/) remotely correct.
Case in point, the recruiter... (more)
Some things that I learned early in my career that originally helped me
succeed, I believe are now hurting me in job interviews. One of the pros to
typing via dynamic languages and forgiving compilers such as ActionScript
work. In a lot of the early agency, multimedia, and small software company
work that I did, these technologies were great. They didn't get in your way,
and they empowered you to quickly create programmatic solutions that were
enhanced or even driven by good designers. You could hit insane... (more)
Macromedia products are ever more extensible in the 2004 releases. They make
it easier for developers to create custom tools and extension scripts and
then package those scripts and interfaces to distribute to their fellow
designers and developers. Distribution comes in a few ways; in this article I
Flash, and briefly cover the use of MXPs, the file format used in the
Macromedia Extension Manager tool to allow developers to install extensions.
Although Dreamweaver is arguably more powerful in making use of suc... (more)
My goals here are to integrate www.adobe.com/products/flash/ Flash with
www.adobe.com/products/flex/ Flex, i.e. not just treat it as a design asset
tool, but as a contributor to the functionality of the client; using Flash
for enhancing the design, and helping reduce transition code which tends to
be verbose in Flex.
Below you'll find a sample application that has integration of a complicated
Flash design done using many different techniques. I describe the reasons why
you would want to work this way, compare with other techniques, and walk
through the code and files in my examp... (more)
This entry is about utilizing branches for each developer in Subversion,
Merge Day, and how while cool, it’s an ivory tower process.
Note: This isn’t a tenet of the Agile methodology itself, it’s just
something that works well when you have a bunch of developers collaborating
together rapidly, and a specific workflow our client requested we follow.
We’re utilizing a Branch Workflow on my current project. What this means
is that each developer creates their own branch in Subversion. If you’re
utilizing Tortoise SVN on PC or Versions on Mac, this is effectively a ... (more)