Monday, November 01, 2010

Speaking at RIA Unleashed Boston - Nov 11-12, 2010

I have been scheduled to talk at RIA Unleashed this year in Boston.  I will be talking about (and showing some demos) the upcoming LCDS-Next release support for non-Flash clients, including HTML5, Android and iOS.  We have some really exciting stuff coming up in this area.  You can read my session description here.  For those attending, I will be in the 11:15am slot on Friday.

As a plug for RIA Unleashed, I have attended and spoken here before and it is a really great conference. It is just the right size for really getting an opportunity to engage with your peers who are working on client or server side of Rich Internet Applications.  If you are in the Boston area, I highly recommend it.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Model Driven Code Generation post from Matt Butler

Matt Butler has posted some good model driven code generation information on his brand new blog. See the post here.  LCDS 3.1 has the ability to generate JPA annotated JavaBeans as well, and if I don't find the time to post about it, perhaps he will!

Friday, June 18, 2010

ColdFusion Survey

The ColdFusion team is looking for feedback on ColdFusion 9 and your wish list for the next major release. They have put a survey up at:

Now is your chance to influence what goes in to the next version!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Blog spam and MAX 2010

I am getting tired of deleting spam comments on the previous blog entry, so I thought I would add a new one just for variety. I wonder why the particular spammer is able to get around the Google captcha that is required to post, but every week or two they post to the last entry in my blog.

In other news, It has been confirmed that I will be speaking at MAX 2010. The tentative plan is for me to run a BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) session on the new Offline features in LiveCycle Data Services 3.1 for Flex and AIR. I have never done a BYOL, just a hands-on lab session, so this is going to be a "learning experience". This is a really a neat and powerful feature, so I hope folks will come away with a good idea of how they can use this feature in AIR apps that can go offline.

See you there!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Duplicate session errors

Alex Glosband, one of our lead QA engineers on the LiveCycle Data Services team, has posted a very helpful and informative description on why certain Flex applications might get the error:

Detected duplicate HTTP-based FlexSessions, generally due to the remote host disabling session cookies. Session cookies must be enabled to manage the client connection correctly.

Check out the full discussion on his blog:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Photoshop 20th Anniversary Film "Startup Memories"

This is worth the 18 minutes to watch:

In this 18-minute documentary, produced by the Adobe TV and Adobe Content Strategy & Service teams, John Knoll, Thomas Knoll, Russell Brown, and Steve Guttman tell the story of how an amazing coincidence of circumstances that came together at just the right time spawned a cultural paradigm shift unparalleled in our lifetime.

One thing that stood out for me was near the end when one of the creators talked about hearing from people who said "Because of PhotoShop, I have a career". This is one of the most important reasons why I spent over 10 years of my profession life working on ColdFusion - the fact that what I helped create had thousands of users who made their living using it. That what I did for my job made a major impact on others. There really isn't anything more that a software developer can ask for. At least this software developer.