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Adobe recently released (August 2009) the Flex implementation of PMD tool which is extensively used at J2EE shops for code quality management. FlexPMD is a tool that helps to improve code quality by auditing any AS3/Flex source directory and detecting common bad practices. The Flex PMD tool is locate on the Adobe Open Source Projects site. http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexpmd/FlexPMD It is available as an ANT task, command line and Mac OSX Automator. And before you ask, no, there isn’t an Eclipse plugin… yet. ... (more)

HTML6 is the only way to do things!

This post is an email from a forum with which I subscribe. All I can say is, I could not agree more! Thanks John. “I’m sorry but HTML5 isn’t actually an official standard yet and therefore it is impossible for any browser (even the most modern ones) to be compliant with it! HTML5 absolutely does NOT offer all of the features of Flex. Flex (hosted in Flash Player or AIR) was a truly object oriented language that would allow someone to write code once and deploy to many devices and browsers in a pixel perfect way with little or no compatibility issues. HTML5 + JavaScript has none ... (more)

Offshore Developers Irony

It’s funny how a once brilliant idea can often turnaround and bite you. Take off-shoring IT roles. What a brilliant idea! We can cut our costs on junior developers and only hire the senior/architect level guys for planning and oversight. That is, until your senior guys leave and there are no junior level guys gaining the valuable experience needed to be a senior level architect. Now what are you going to do genius?! This is exactly what is happening in the UK according to some research written in this article by Nick Heath. So, if you think its tough to find quality development r... (more)

Google Glass Presentation from Denver Meetup

The post Google Glass Presentation from Denver Meetup appeared first on in a rush. ... (more)

No One is Moving from Flex to HTML5

The fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is been slung around by profiteers like folding chairs at a WWE event. The haters are still being haters. Nothing new there. But now I see JavaScript companies’ desperate pleas for Flex developers to start using their HTML5 software. The context is all wrong here.  Very, very few Flex developers have shifted, moved, changed over, or whatever you want to call it… to HTML5 (or anything else JS-based.) There is not a move to HTML5 I will go as far as to say that there is not a move to HTML5. The simple fact is that, developers are being develop... (more)