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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.Event;  import flash.system.System;  import flash.geom.Rectangle;    public class SizeableTitleWindow extends TitleWindow  {    private const dragThreshold:int = 2;    // sanity constraints.     private const minSizeWidth:int = 180;     private const minSizeHeight:int = 220;        public const curs... (more)

Enterprise Development with Flex

O'Reilly has published an excerpt from the upcoming book on enterprise development with Flex.This advanced book covers variety of practical topics  such as comparing Flex frameworks, unleashing the power of BlazeDS, designing your own library of reusable components, Flex portal, modularization and more. The book is written by practitioners and for practitioners. The excerpt from chapter 3 of the upcoming book "Enterprise Development with Flex" is available over here.   ... (more)

Jaspersoft Announces New JasperReports Professional

Jaspersoft has announced the immediate availability of JasperReports Professional, now with Flash-based geo-visualization and advanced charting capabilities. Jaspersoft is also introducing a new low-cost JasperReports Professional Developer Edition, which will make it even easier to get started with these powerful new capabilities. The new JasperReports Professional is available immediately in both developer and production runtime packages starting at $249 per user and $4,600 per production server. Developers get a graphical report designer, a robust runtime reporting engine, hu... (more)

JBoss Uses Adobe Flex to Build New Web-Based Mail Client

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, i... (more)

MAX 2006: Tracks Announced

Details of this year's MAX, for those who have been wondering, are that it is being held October 23 - 26, 2006, at the Venetian Resort Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. Adobe will have over 90 different hands-on and workshop sessions presented by Adobe experts and other industry leaders on best practices and coming technologies. Currently, there are six tracks: LiveCycle and Acrobat Web Development Rich Internet Applications Mobile and Devices Applications Vertical Market Solutions Web Design ... (more)