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The Gist of Code Sharing - New Toronto Group

The Gist of Code Sharing

| April 17th, 2013 by Oliver Merk

Agile development teams often need to share code while in the heat of battle.At the high end of the scale, there are publicly-accessible repositories, such as GitHub. Creating a GitHub project is obviously overkill for those wishing to simply pass a few key lines of code to their buddy in the next seat.For stand-alone, runnable demo code, sites like Plunker and JSFiddle  are great. You will see references…

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BlackBerry Hackathons - Come out and Play(Book)!

| May 16th, 2012 by Oliver Merk

I'm currently in Bogotá, Colombia taking part in my third Hackathon on behalf of RIM. These hackathons are two-day events where local developers get the opportunity to interact directly with experts in PlayBook development. They also get a free PlayBook just for showing up!We typically have a team of three experts covering AIR, HTML5/WebWorks and Native development. Most of the events have been focused…

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Fixing "Unknown Problem" in Adobe Flash Builder

| March 16th, 2012 by Chad Upton

By Chad Upton - senior consultantI'm not sure what causes it, but I was seeing it a lot for a while.When it first appeared, I checked google to see if anyone else had the same problem. No luck there. Then I talked to Derek Santos and Alain Thibodeau and they had seen it as well. Here's what we've found takes care of it: Close all open tabs in Flash Builder (middle click on tab or left click on the…

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How to Disable Design View in Flash Builder

| January 30th, 2012 by Chad Upton

By Chad Upton - senior consultantDisable Flash Builder's "Design Mode" if you want to save some memory or avoid some errors that some plugins cause when using design view. It's pretty straight forward, go to the Window menu and click "Enable Design Mode" to remove the checkmark:

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Flex Mobile: Skinning the ActionBar - New Toronto Group

Flex Mobile: Skinning the ActionBar

| January 25th, 2012 by Alain Thibodeau

By Alain Thibodeau - ConsultantIn a Flex mobile application, the ActionBar is the main bar at the top which contains several content areas. These areas consists of the titleDisplay, actionGroup, titleGroup and navigationGroup skin parts. With a custom skin you can move these skin parts where you need them and add background images.I first hit Photoshop and created my visuals for the ActionBar as shown…

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Creating an HRule in MXML with Spark Components

| January 10th, 2012 by Chad Upton

By Chad Upton - senior consultantAlthough there is an MX HRule component, there is not a Spark equivalent. You could still use the mx component, but it's better to use a vector graphic for something as simple as a straight line -- particularly if you're building a mobile application.For a horizontal rule, you can simple set the width of the line, the color, and the weight (stroke/thickness).[cc lang="mxml"…

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Flex IMXMLObject Interface - New Toronto Group

Flex IMXMLObject Interface

| January 06th, 2012 by Derek Santos

[cc lang="actionscript3"]function initialized(document:Object, id:String):void;[/cc]Here is Adobe's documentation for this function:"Called after the implementing object has been created and all component properties specified on the MXML tag have been initialized."What this means is that once the parent is created and has intialized its properties, it will pass a reference of the parent to your IMXMLObject…

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Flex Mobile: Skinning the ActionBar - New Toronto Group

Flex Mobile: IconItemRenderer Example

| January 05th, 2012 by Alain Thibodeau

Here is an example of using IconItemRenderer in the simplest form: MyIconItemRenderer.mxml 12345678910 HomeView.mxml 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344

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Introduction to Amazon SimpleDB for Adobe Flex and AIR Apps

| November 21th, 2011 by Chad Upton

By Chad Upton - senior consultantFlex is a great platform for building applications quickly. Amazon SimpleDB is a cloud database with similar characteristics along with some unique advantages and trade-offs compared to traditional databases.SimpleDB is a non-relational database that focuses on small data sets. It is built in Erlang and intended to run in the Amazon cloud, but there is an offline/local implementation that…

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Flex Mobile: Skinning the ActionBar - New Toronto Group

Publishing your Air app on Amazon Appstore for Android

| November 09th, 2011 by Alain Thibodeau

By Alain Thibodeau - ConsultantIf you are thinking about publishing your Adobe Air Mobile application on the Amazon Appstore, there is one gotcha you must know.  The actual publishing process is about the same as on the Android Market, if not easier. But, if you miss this step, you will waste time and get an email back from Amazon refusing your app.Amazon wants you to point the Adobe Air download to…

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