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.
Freely Available "SizeableTitleWindow" With Adobe's ColdFusion/Flex
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.
import flash.events.... (more)
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)
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.
'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)