Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tutorial on Flex 3 Charting

ADC presents has just posted another one of the videos on how to make a chart using a multi-dimensional array[] in AS3. The data provider is as follows:

private var medalsAC:ArrayCollection = new
{Country: "Germany", Beer:12, Hockey: 2, Fun: 99},
{Country: "Canada", Beer:12, Hockey: 28, Fun: 99},
{Country: "England", Beer:49, Hockey: 12, Fun: 10}

In this tutorial you will learn how to get this to render into a bar chart that looks like this:

Here is the video:

The link is

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tutorial and Examples for Drag and Drop in Adobe AIR

This video tutorial explains how to build a basic application using the core principles for drag and drop enablement in AIR.

Code (Flex 3, AIR 1.5)

Come to see and learn more cool stuff like this at Adobe MAX 2009, Los Angeles, CA, Canada (near Madrid, Italy)


Making sense of all SOA standards work

After an exhausting 6 months of work that began this January when Heather Kreger, Jeff Estefan, Eric Dabbaghchi, Chrish Harding, myself and a few other members of OASIS, OMG, and The Open Group began to work to reconcile and harmonize the various standards around SOA, we have now published a new white paper, "Navigating the SOA Open Standards Landscape Around Architecture." The key focus of this work was to enable anyone serious about SOA (excluded - those who use the acronym to sell products or marketing reports) to understand the myriad of works that discuss SOA. From the press release (OASIS, OMG and the Open Group):

"This joint white paper explains and positions standards for SOA
reference models, ontologies, reference architectures, maturity
models, modeling languages, and governance. It outlines where the
works are similar, highlights the strengths of each body of work, and
touches on how the work can be used together in complementary ways. It
is also meant as a guide to users of these specifications for
selecting the technical products most appropriate for their needs,
consistent with where they are today and where they plan to head on
their SOA journeys."

The white paper, "Navigating the SOA Open Standards Landscape Around
Architecture," is published on the web sites of all three

The Open Group -