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Android SDK Install: Java SE Development Kit (JDK) not found. - New Toronto Group

Android SDK Install: Java SE Development Kit (JDK) not found.

| August 30th, 2011 by Alain Thibodeau

By Alain Thibodeau - ConsultantIf you are installing the exe version of the Android SDK you might get a warning message. This message is warning you about not being able to find the JDK. You'll end up double checking your JDK setup for nothing and wasting time.  I've seen this happen on Windows XP and Windows 7.Below is a screen cap of the error you will see: If you do get this message, just hit the…

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Posted in Android, Java, JDK, mobile development | 1 Comments

Object Oriented JavaScript - Part 1 - New Toronto Group

Object Oriented JavaScript - Part 1

| August 29th, 2011 by Derek Santos

By Derek Santos - ConsultantGo to Part 2Go to Part 3Back about 5-6 years ago in my PHP days, I was doing a lot of JavaScript.  It seems more and more that JavaScript will be a major player in the future with HTML5.  With that said, it's important to think about how HTML5 applications will be architected and organized.There's a common misconception that JavaScript is not object oriented.  While OO principles…

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Posted in HTML5, javascript | 2 Comments

Looking Into the Strengths of JavaScript - New Toronto Group

Looking Into the Strengths of JavaScript

| August 26th, 2011 by Sean Hopen

By Sean Hopen - Consultant I've been digging deeper into JavaScript a bit lately, because it's becoming a big player out there. HTML5's new capabilities have the rich internet development world looking at what can be done with it, and JavaScript is what you need to really make it work. People are even using JavaScript for server-side development with node.js.I never took JavaScript very seriously.…

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Posted in Closures, Functional Programming, HTML5, javascript | 0 Comments

Adobe's Flex Future - New Toronto Group

Adobe's Flex Future

| August 26th, 2011 by Oliver Merk

By Oliver Merk - Principal Consultant Despite the rumors, Adobe hasn't quite thrown up their hands and accepted the HTML5 future envisioned by so many. In the following article, Andrew Shorten lauds the Flex Mobile framework and rails against the Flash FUD that Adobe always takes seriously.Looks like Adobe could use more developers in its Flex corner. Maybe a Flash Builder for Linux after all, Andrew?http://blogs.adobe.com/flex/2011/08/flex-where-were-headed.htmlWhat…

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Posted in Actionscript, AIR, Flash, flash builder, Flex, HTML5, mobile development | 0 Comments

Actionscript: Using Weak References to Avoid Memory Leaks - New Toronto Group

Actionscript: Using Weak References to Avoid Memory Leaks

| August 12th, 2011 by Andrei Vanahel

By Andrei Vanahel - Consultant As most of us know, negligent usage of Event Listeners causes memory leaks.  Let's use Timer as a good example.The way we usually declare Timer objects looks similar to this:var timer:Timer = new Timer();timer.addEventListener(TimerEvent.Timer, timerEventHandler)What happens here is that timerEventHandler becomes a reference to an object, and this object would never be…

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Posted in Actionscript, Flex | 0 Comments

Configuring ColdFusion 9.01 with IIS 7 to use a Network Share as the Webroot - New Toronto Group

Configuring ColdFusion 9.01 with IIS 7 to use a Network Share as the Webroot

| August 12th, 2011 by Rod Nolan

By Rod Nolan - Consultant and Senior Instructor Recently I was tasked with installing and configuring ColdFusion 9 in the multi-server configuration. I wanted to segregate some applications that were suffering from poor performance and occasional out of memory crashes so the idea was to to create a handful of ColdFusion instances so that the "bad" apps could crash and burn all by themselves.So here…

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Posted in ColdFusion, IIS 7, Webroot | 0 Comments

Adobe's Flex Future - New Toronto Group

A Date with SQLite

| August 11th, 2011 by Oliver Merk

By Oliver Merk - Principal ConsultantBeen doing a lot with SQLite lately (sqlite.org) on the PlayBook and elsewhere and wanted to pass on a few quick notes.First, SQLite columns are typeless.What?Yup. Even though you may declare fields as VARCHAR or DATETIME, you may actually store any type of data you want in them. The exception to this rule is for PRIMARY KEY fields declared as INTEGER.I've found…

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Posted in Actionscript, AIR, HTML5, javascript, playbook, SQLite, WebWorks | 0 Comments

Adobe Edge: Flash Like Animation with HTML5 CSS and JavaScript - New Toronto Group

Adobe Edge: Flash Like Animation with HTML5 CSS and JavaScript

| August 10th, 2011 by Chad Upton

By Chad Upton - Senior ConsultantFlash started out as an animation platform, but quickly became a tool for building Rich Internet Applications. It's a very powerful runtime that exists on many platforms, but it's not on all of them. One of the few environments that is more ubiquitous than Flash, is the web browser. Unfortunately, the tools for developing content in HTML, CSS and JavaScript are still…

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Posted in adobe, ajax, animation, Chad Upton, css, edge, Flash, HTML5, javascript, preview | 0 Comments

Android SDK Install: Java SE Development Kit (JDK) not found. - New Toronto Group

Generate a Certificate with ADT and ANT

| August 10th, 2011 by Alain Thibodeau

By Alain Thibodeau - ConsultantAIR and mobile applications need to be signed. Most of the time we use the same self-signed certificate to package our applications. There are times when you may want to use a different self-signed certificate or create one on the fly. This is possible using ADT and ANT.Adobe's documentation states the ADT certificate command use like this:adt -certificate -cn name -ou…

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Posted in AIR, Android, flash builder, Flex, ios, Java, mobile apps, mobile development | 0 Comments

Object Oriented JavaScript - Part 1 - New Toronto Group

Customizing Perspectives in Eclipse

| August 05th, 2011 by Derek Santos

By Derek Santos - ConsultantThe other day I found myself going through the annoying process of creating a class/file that was unrelated to my current eclipse perspective.   After choosing "other", then going through various menus I thought to myself, there must be an easier way to do this.  So I dug around and noticed you can customize your perspective by including or excluding language features and…

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