Flash Debugger on 64 bit Linux

One of the main issues for flex developers with migrating to a 64bit environment is the lack of a debug version of the flash player. After scouring forums and blog posts on workarounds, I came up with something that is working great for me. I installed Firefox (Win32) via Wine and installed the flash debugger on it.  I then setup my 32bit Eclipse (where FlexBuilder A5 is installed ...

Google Wave Review

Having had the chance to play in Google Wave - Google's reinvention of email/IM/collaborative document editing - I can definitely see where it takes communication to another level.  I predict federated wave servers will someday replace Sharepoint, Exchange, and Windows Communicator platforms with one incredibly interactive application.

For the past week, there have really only been public waves to interact with, but Google finally started sending their ...

Setup AWN Dock with one-click access to your favorite website

I love using Mozilla Prism and a few other Site Specific Browsers so I can have one-click access to web applications from my desktop. I recently discovered a neat applet for Avant Window Navigator called WebApplet that gives you something similar integrated with your AWN Dock. While WebApplet lacks the tight desktop integration of Prism (especially with the Prism Firefox extension) and takes a bit more configuration magic ...

Setup Eclipse with a Transparent Background [Ubuntu]

Heres a simple screencast for setting up Eclipse (or any window, actually!) with a transparent background in Ubuntu with Compiz. Its time to actually enjoy your wallpapers!


How to use AirORM: A Flex ORM based on ActiveRecord

First, let me say that I had always found the Adobe Air platform intriguing from the standpoint that it allows you to build a traditional 'desktop' application using web-based languages such as Flex, HTML, and Javascript. After recently discovering it also natively supported Sqlite for data persistence, I found myself compelled to build something on it, which says alot about a platform. If it makes you want to ...