Flash Builder Plug-in for SAP NetWeaver Gateway going away in April A little over a year ago the Flash Builder 4.5 plug-in for SAP NetWeaver Gateway was published as a beta on Adobe Labs (at http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashbuilder_sap). As a research beta, the plug-in only works with older versions of Flash Builder (4.5 and 4.6). The plug-in was never shipped as an official product, and isn’t going to be developed further – we’ve discussed open-sourcing the project with the code owners but this is unfortunately not going to be possible. If you still rely on this research project, please grab the bits now – as part of routine cleanup it will be disappearing off of Labs in April 2013. The Official Flex Team Blog
Some folks migrating 3.x projects to 4.x have run into noticeable performance degradation, especially if they are using the default skins that ship with each SDK. This article attempts to explain why and propose alternative implementations. The main reason for the difference is that the the default skins/theme for 4.x is Spark and the default skins/theme for 3.x is Halo. Spark skins are simply not as fast as the Halo skins. Alex’s Flex Closet
Matt Chotin Flex PM Updates Over the last few months we’ve announced some exciting new members of the Flex PM team: Andrew focusing on Flash Builder and Deepa focusing on the Flex SDK. With Doug focusing on Flash Catalyst and folks like Vera and Bill helping across our ecosystem, the Flex PM team is in better shape than ever. This means that I’ve been given an opportunity to take a new role that will allow to me focus on broader efforts across the Platform Business Unit. After 7 years of working on Flex and its related tools I’m excited to improve my own understanding of how our larger business works and do what I can to make sure that all of us within Adobe are making the Flash Platform the best it can be. This role change means that I’ll be less involved in the day-to-day operations of Flex, so you won’t see me announcing new builds, beta programs, or responding on the forums.
Last week, Adobe announced the public betas of Flex “Hero” and Flash Builder “Burrito.” You can use these tools to begin creating your own mobile applications that run Flash, AIR, and Flex content, and I recommend you check them out here and here. If you’re looking for the next step in getting started with a real-world Flex app, however, you may be interested in the following: Daniel Koestler
Advanced CSS Selector With the Flex SDK Gumbo alpha release almost ready, I wanted to blog about the new advanced CSS selector capabilities. We’ve added support for descendant selectors, class conditions for type selectors (previously class conditions were only registerd by themselves at the top level, i.e. “globally” instead of on a type by type basis), and id conditions for both type selectors as well as globally. These selectors were chosen as they were seen as the most requested by the community. A few known issues that will be fixed shortly after alpha include allowing combinations of conditions at the top level (e.g. a top level id and class selector together in a selector chain, “.specialButton#button12″); Pete's Blog
There has been some recent discussion over how to get tics and labels on Spark Sliders. Halo Sliders contained built in support for tics and labels, however, this feature does not yet exist for Spark Sliders. While built in support may be added in the future, for the time being the way to get tics and labels for a Spark Slider is to implement a custom skin. With the new Spark skinning architecture, this is relatively easy to do. For example, to get labels for an HSlider, you could simply copy, rename, and then modify the HSliderSkin.mxml file. flexreport
Peter deHaan New Adobe ColdFusion blog — http://cfexamples.com/ I started another new blog (cfexamples.com) the other month, but have been holding off on posting the URL until I got some more content posted. So far just a random collection of ColdFusion things that I could remember from my ColdFusion days and some new stuff from ColdFusion 8 and 9. As always, you can follow my sad little Twitter account (@pdehaan) to see the latest aggregated posts from my mini example blog empire (as well as other random tweets).
Last June we announced that with the release of Flex 3, the Flex SDK would move to an open-source development model. In the meantime we rolled out our Jira-based open bugbase at http://bugs.adobe.com/flex. But we’ve also been busy on a lot of other open-source infrastructure. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait much longer to see it! Flexophile
One of the major themes in the Flex 4 SDK is "Design in Mind". This goal involves creating a smoother workflow between designers and developers. To help achieve this, the framework provides a clear separation of the visuals for a component and the rest of its behavior. In Flex 3, an individual component's code included logic around its behavior, layout, and visual changes. Differences between Flex 3 and Flex 4 | Adobe Developer Connecti