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Farata Systems has announced today the production release of  ClearBI 1.0, a Web reporter and business intelligence engine for rich Internet applications. While ClearBI 1.0 is targeted for Adobe Flex and Java developers, the AJAX version of ClearBI 1.1 will be unveiled at the upcoming AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, which will take place on September 23-26, 2007, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California. ClearBI 1.0 is available in two versions: ClearBI Plugin and ClearBI End-User: •    ClearBI Plugin allows a software developer create and customize a new report in Eclipse IDE. This report can be integrated into any Flex application by including an extra MXML file and recompiling the main application. The end users will be able to work with the report (sorting, filtering, grouping, export to Microsoft Excel, et al.), but won’t be able... (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)

Flash and Flex are Adobe's "Winning Combo," Says Jesse Randall Warden at 'Real-World Flex'

"Geeks mingled with suits; some of the geeks IN suits." That, according to 'Real-World Flex' speaker Jesse Randall Warden, was what greeted him when he arrived in New York City's Roosevelt Hotel this morning ready to give his own session at the event, a session called "Flash and Flex - A Winning Combo." Warden, a Senior Consultant with Universal Mind who specializes in Flex, Flash, & Flash Lite Development, has been incredibly busy lately: "While everyone was celebrating the 10-year birthday of Flash for the last couple weeks, I was busy using it." "Hopefully in the next couple of m... (more)

Allurent CTO Explains Building RIA Consumer Shopping Experiences

Fumi Matsumoto (pictured), Co-Founder and CTO of "Flex ISV" Allurent, outlined today at 'Real-World Flex' in New York City the technical and design challenges related to the development of a new platform for building RIA consumer shopping experiences, built on Flex and Flash technology. Matsumoto reviewed the advantages of domain-specific component assembly over traditional "app building," and shared with attendees filling the Grand Ballroom at New York City's historical Roosevelt Hotel a sneak-peek at Allurent's upcoming store-builder offering. Responsible for directing the Allur... (more)

Luis Polanco Unveils Adobe's Cross-OS Runtime – Codename: "Apollo"

Adobe's next-generation client, codenamed "Apollo," will extend the reach and capabilities of today's rich Internet applications (RIAs), freeing them to run outside the browser, on desktops. Luis Polanco (pictured), product manager for Apollo told the audience at 'Real-World Flex' in New York City today. Polanco showed how RIAs for the desktop will in the future be able to be built using Apoloo 1.0 in conjunction with familiar web development technologies including HTML, AJAX, Flash, as well as Flex. There will be a developer release available via Adobe Labs "by the end of the ye... (more)