Archive for the 'Adobe' Category

UITableView, Multi Select and Swipe To Delete

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

I was having a problem recently with a UITableView, where the swipe-to-delete gesture wasn’t working. The documentation is pretty clear that your table will get the swipe to delete behaviour if you implement the tableView:commitEditingStyle:forRowAtIndexPath: method in your UITableViewDataSource delegate. So, in other words, implementing this one method in your data source should be enough […]

Annotated RTMP

Friday, May 27th, 2011

I’ve spent some time recently working on the RTMP protocol implementation of our Objective C iOS LCDS Messaging and Remoting client. (You can see a video of it in action here). The RTMP protocol was designed for streaming multimedia with the ability to interleave other kinds of content. It’s is a low-level binary protocol, so […]

Flex Component Showing in Flex Builder

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

I ran into a problem a few days ago with a Flex component that I was building not showing up in Flash Builder when built using our command-line build, but showing up fine when built by the IDE (Flex Builder). It took me a bit of searching to figure out what the problem was, which […]

Windows 7 Taskbar Notifications

Friday, November 13th, 2009

With Windows XP and Vista, when an application wanted to attract your attention, it would flash its window in the task bar. When it stopped flashing, it would stay a fairly obvious orange colour. Windows 7 uses a different mechanism, and one I find far too subtle. Looking at this, you’re probably thinking “hey it’s […]

Flash Builder 4 Keyboard Tips

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

I just watched a MAX 2009 video on Flash Builder 4 Advanced Tips and Tricks. I’m a keyboard user and this video focuses on how to get the most out of Flex Builder using the keyboard. It’s well worth watching, but if you’re not going to watch it, here are some that I found especially […]

Flash Text Layout Framework goes Open Source

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

The Flash Platform team at Adobe announced yesterday that they’re open-sourcing the Text Layout Framework that they’ve been working on on top of the text foundation built into Flash 10. This is Kind of a Big Deal, because as far as I’m aware open-source code that handles text editing and display of Unicode text that […]

iTunes vs the Palm Pre

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Apple’s iTunes 8.2.1 update broke syncing with the Palm Pre. Normally when companies do this sort of thing – make changes that break another company’s product – they don’t brag about it. They say that it’s not a supported configuration and you’re left to wonder if it broke as a natural consequence of some changes […]

Why I Like Flash Video

Monday, July 13th, 2009

I like Flash video because I hate this:

Summer Shutdown

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

John Nack blogged about Adobe’s summer shutdown, and I just wanted to chime in and say I agree with him 100%. The idea of a week where everyone is of is much preferable to random weeks off. It would be bad if someone have a specific reason they wanted to take some other summer week […]

FlexAccount, a Simple Login System for Flex

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Here’s a little project I’ve been working on, on and off, for some time: A login system for simple Flex-based applications with a PHP back end. It’s called FlexAccount, and there’s information and a download at that link. I posted it yesterday and this article by Jeff Atwood made me think of calling it out […]