Preso: Introduction to Mate

Introduction to Mate (PowerPoint | Code | Recording) Description: Mate is an amazing Flex framework. This presentation showcases the basics of Mate. There are MUCH deeper levels to go but the introductory talk is what was requested by the Great Lakes Developers user group. That’s from my Preso’s page. Basically I was asked to discuss Mate and I gladly accepted. The preso had a blip at the beginning and you can hear me pause every now and then because…well…here is what I said on Twitter: I don’t care what anyone says…sitting in a quiet room and talking to your laptop is borderline insanity! I stand by that tweet. 🙂 I found myself wondering if anyone could still hear me. lol. Either way…the preso shows the basics. I did miss a few things (like dropping the swc into the project) but hopefully the details of how the events are handled as well as the injectors. Those are the two big pieces of Mate that stand by themselves, IMO. If you’re new to Mate, give it a look and see if it helps. Hopefully it...

Upcoming Training Topics

I have a few suggestions on training desires and I’m pretty stoked about doing them. Flex+LCDS+CF: A Sexy Relationship (preso will be for AZCFUG) Many Flex dev’s from back in the day loved AMF integration in CF. It seriously was the fastest way to get up and running but there is a newer, much sexier way to pull your data: LiveCycle Data Services. This is native to ColdFusion 8 and it even boasts some sweet features you can’t easily/quickly accomplish in regular CF-AMF. Flex Development for .NET Developers I’ll utilize WebORB here to show a REALLY sexy integration point between Flex and .NET. General integration using web services will be shown as well but that isn’t nearly as sexy as WebORB. 😉 Along with data integration I’ll discuss the comparisons between Flex dev’ and .NET dev. You may even hear the word XAML in there somewhere. 😉 Flex/PHP Integration You will see data integration between Flex and PHP using AMFPHP. Since I love CodeIgniter so much, and if time allows, I might show how you can integrate a Flex app in a PHP site based on CodeIgniter. ActionScript 3 Series The Basics This may be a short preso but it will cover the basics of using AS3. I’ll discuss a few things specific to Flash CS3/CS4 and a few about Flex 3. This will also cover utilizing classes so don’t expect to see anything on a timeline, literally. “Patternization” I’m a fan of design patterns and I’ll show how you can implement a few. There won’t be a laundry list of patterns discussed but I will cover a few...

Free “Training” – What do you want to learn?

I’m going to start my “community service” by doing a series of presentations (via Adobe Connect). They will range from quick (15 minutes) to long (1 hour) and will cover a range of topics. I’m open to talk about a wide array of topics but I would like to know what you want to see. Along with the above preso’s I’ll be doing a preso for AZCFUG one of these upcoming months. The talk will be over Flex+LCDS+CF. More info about that later. BTW, all sessions will be recorded and I’ll add them to my Preso’s page once they are completed. So, post a comment below and I’ll compile a list and pick/choose to create a schedule....