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The JBoss Mail Server (JBMS) has been recently re-branded for its upcoming 1.0 release as "JBoss Collaboration Server." The web-based mail client component of the whole collaboration server package, says JBoss's Andy Oliver, is "spellbinding." The JBMS team used Adobe Flex 2.0. James Ward, a Technical Evangelist for Flex at Adobe, notes that the Flex 2.0 SDK is free to develop with and deploy:  and that Flex's source is open. "Flex & Flash are greatly influenced by Customer Advisory Boards and private & public beta groups," Ward explains. "Although it's not as formal as the JCP, it works similarly," he adds.  Aside from Flex, there are other options for using Flash as a RIA runtime like FABridge, Aflax & OpenLaszlo, Ward says. But Flex 2.0 is definitely what makes JBoss Mail server rock, according to Oliver.  ... (more)

Freely Available "SizeableTitleWindow" With Adobe's ColdFusion/Flex Connectivity

Freely Available "SizeableTitleWindow" With Adobe's ColdFusion/Flex Connectivity In playing around with the ColdFusion/Flex wizards, I found that Adobe includes a really nice resizeable closeable window.  When I get more time, I'll integrate this with my MaximizeRestorePanel class. package com.adobe.ColdFusion.components {  import mx.containers.TitleWindow;  import mx.managers.CursorManager;  import mx.managers.ISystemManager;  import mx.controls.Alert;  import mx.logging.Log;  import mx.utils.ObjectUtil;  import mx.controls.Button;  import flash.events.MouseEvent;  import flash.events.... (more)

Might There Be a Million Flex Developers By 2010?

In late 2005 Adobe announced a goal at MAX 2005 of increasing the Flex development community from roughly five thousand to over a million by around the year 2010. The key driver of this initiative is Flex 2 and its tiered licensing model. The bigger the community, the better is for developers, and one - Tariq Ahmed - has taken the initiative, and wants to help the community find out how many there are. He has set up an International FlexCoders Registry. You can find it at http://www.flexcoders.net/. (EDITOR'S NOTE, this is a different site entirely to http://flexcoders.com.) Says A... (more)

Cutting Edge IT Pros to Converge in NYC at "Real-World Flex Seminar"

On Monday, August 14, IT Professionals from all over the world are set to converge in NYC at the first Real-World Flex Seminar. Focused on Flex, the revolutionary new application development platform from Adobe Systems, Real-World Flex promises to deliver an outstanding educational line-up from some of the product's creators, end-users and consultants alike. Adobe Flex 2 is a powerful solution for creating and delivering cross-platform rich Internet applications (RIAs), within the enterprise and across the web--- and some claim, may just give AJAX a run for it's money. Real-World... (more)

"Now Is a Great Time to Be a Flex Developer," Says Adobe's David Mendels

'The browser is not really a good model for applications,' said David Mendels this morning at SYS-CON Events' inaugural 'Real-World Flex' One-Day Seminar. Rich Internet Applications are the future of the Web, and cross-platform, powerful Flex 2 is right in the eye of the storm. 'Flex makes RIAs mainstream for the developer community,' Mendels told the packed Grand Ballroom of The Roosvelt Hotel's Grand Ballroom. As senior vice president of the Enterprise and Developer Solutions Business Unit, Mendels used his keynote to "map" the ecosystem that has already sprung up around Flex, ... (more)