Apache Flex Committer

Having been on vacation – I’m a bit late in posting this… but last week was invited to join Apache Flex as a committer. I accepted :) The Apache Flex PMC is excited to welcome Joseph Labrecque as our newest committer! Joseph has been steadily contributing to the Flash and Flex community for several years. He is very well known in the learning and conference speaking circuits as well. Please join us in welcoming him as a committer to the Apache Flex project. So what will I be contributing to the project? Not quite sure yet – though I am

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Starling, Feathers, and Adobe® AIR® with IntelliJ IDEA

As mentioned in my previous post about Apache Flex® and Adobe® AIR® with IntelliJ IDEA… I have also recorded a free series of videos around Starling, Feathers, and Adobe AIR with IntelliJ IDEA. You may be aware that I have a full, extended course on using Starling and Feathers to build a mobile application using Adobe AIR published over at Lynda.com: Building a Mobile App with Feathers and Starling. That course is much more involved but this set of videos should be a good introduction to using these frameworks in IntelliJ IDEA. You can watch the playlist over on YouTube,

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Apache Flex® and Adobe® AIR® with IntelliJ IDEA

I have recorded a free series of 10 videos around Apache Flex and Adobe AIR with IntelliJ IDEA. I believe that moving forward, IntelliJ IDEA is the best IDE for learning and using Apache Flex. Adobe Flash Builder used to fill this role, but Adobe has discontinued it’s free licensing to students for some time now… and will most likely not be updating that tool in the perceivable future. As a bonus – IntelliJ IDEA is an absolute beast that can handle just about anything ;) You can watch the playlist over on YouTube, or as embedded below: Full source

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Apache Flex 4.14

Apache Flex 4.14 has been released and is now available! What’s new: iOS 7+ and Android 4.x+ mobile theme support New Spark components skin: FlatSpark Spark RichTextEditor Native support for tables in TLF Promises/A+ AIR 16 and Flash Player 16 Support Many, many bug fixes – full release notes here Congratulations to the Apache Flex team!

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Apache FlexJS 0.0.1 Released!

Apache has made the first official (alpha) version of the new FlexJS framework available to download. The BEST way to acquire this is to use the new Apache Flex SDK Installer version 3.0. Check out the official announcement and read up on the FlexJS wiki. What is FlexJS? It is an application framework for which you write MXML and ActionScript 3 to compile to HTML and JavaScript through the FalcolnJX compiler. Go, Apache Flex!!! From the FAQ: FlexJS is the next-generation Flex SDK that that has the goal of allowing applications developed in MXML and ActionScript to not only run

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Apache Flex 4.11+ and OSMF Quick-Tip

When using Apache Flex 4.11 (or 4.12) – and the Spark VideoDisplay component (based around OSMF)… you may encounter the following runtime error: TypeError: Error #1009: Cannot access a property or method of a null object reference. This happens when attempting to reference the videoObject element of a VideoDisplay component. For example, when attaching a camera: videoDisplay.videoObject.attachCamera(camera); Why does this work correctly in 4.10 and breaks in never versions of Apache Flex? As explained in this bug report, it is because of the newer version of OMSF which is distributed with Apache Flex 4.11 and higher. This is a bug

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Apache Flex 4.12.0

With the release of Apache Flex 4.12.0, users can now get the SDK and related libraries through use of the excellent AIR-based installer. A few choices, a couple clicks, and you have the final bits. So what’s new in this release of Flex? Here are the release notes and official Apache announcement. Once you have the SDK, simply add it to Flash Builder or whatever IDE you use to write Flex applications. The installer makes this so simple.

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