Archive for November, 2007

LiveCycle Data Service, Spring and Hibernate


This is a good post on LiveCycle Data Service, Spring and Hibernate. Here is the link to the LiveCycle Data Services Developers Guide.


Design Patterns, Flex and Actionscript


Read posts from Paul Williams on the Presentation Patterns for Flex applications. Martin Fowler has been documenting Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture. Here is a short summary of the patterns in Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture (P of EAA) .

Two books on Design Patterns and ActionScript 3

Flex Builder Tips & Tricks


Check it out – Flex Builder Tips and Tricks

Look at the “Responses/Comments” section also. May be keep contributing more comments to that list.

Google Tech Talks


These are the Google Tech talk videos that I saw recently.

Pipes – A tool for remixing the web. I wrote my own pipe very quickly. It shows used cars in a Yahoo map based on Google data for used cars. When you click it, it shows the details.

Scrum et al.

Biofuels Think Outside the Barrel

In Box zero

 Strike up the brand

 Flex, Flash and Apollo for Rich Internet Application James Ward talks about Flex

Django Web Development for perfectionists with deadlines

Human Computation

 What to do with Thousands of GPS Tracker

Everything is Miscellaneous

Away with applications – Death of Desktop.

 If Google becomes Giigle

 Gears and the Mashup Problem

SWFAddress and deep linking


All the intranet projects we did using Flex didn’t have any support for browser back/forward button. It didn’t have unique URLs to bookmark nor abilities to expose URLs for the search engines like Yahoo, Google or internal website search for SEO initiatives. The issue is that we are very much used to the browser buttons and the UIs in applications we are building still has page based metaphor. Till we have UI with page based metaphor, we will need to address the deep linking issue. Flex 2 doesn’t address the deep linking issue and Flex 3 now has APIs for addressing deep linking issue.

SWFAddress has been used a lot by many Flash websites to solve the deep linking issue. It supports the most popular browsers. The blog also covers good topics on using  SWFAddress. I found Ryan Christensen’s blog very helpful regarding this issue. By the way, SWFObject 2.0 beta 6 has been released.

Cairngorm Pointers


There is a wikipedia page for Cairngorm. Look at the interactive Cairngorm Explorer. is a site dedicated to providing documentation and learning resources. There are samples to download on this site.

Jeffry Houser has posted series on How do you learn Cairngorm. Read his 5 part series on this topic.

David Tucker has a 4 part series Flash video on the topic Getting Started with Cairngorm.

LiveCycle and IBM WebSphere


My colleague gave me pointers to using LiveCycle with IBM WebSphere products. These articles will help you in integrating LiveCycle and Adobe Intelligent Document Platform with WebSphere products.

Integration with Websphere/BI and Adobe IBM touting Adobe LiveCycle with Websphere

In the news – From BPM, ERP, Adobe LiveCycle bridges apps across the board