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Farewell to Universal Mind

After much deliberation, earlier this week I chose to step down from my position at Universal Mind. This was a difficult decision for me as UM has a unique collection of highly talented individuals that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with. I will truly miss counting all the great people at UM as colleagues. I leave [...]

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Cairngorm Top 5 Tips – Number 3 – The Data Translator Pattern

Number 3 on my list of Cairngorm tips is the Data Translator pattern. I’d like to preface my explanation of the pattern with a discussion about web application domains. As Flex developers we’re often inclined to use server-side technologies like Blaze DS, LiveCycle DS, ColdFusion, amfPHP, RubyAMF because of the native object transfer layers that [...]

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Typinator and Flex

My colleague Doug McCune sent out a link last week to a product called Typinator. Typinator is a tool for Mac OS that auto replaces character strings that are typed anywhere in Mac OS. In the videos below you will see a few ways that Typinator can be used in a Flex development environment. Class [...]

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Merapi Update

It has been far too long since I’ve blogged about Merapi, so I thought I would share what’s up with the project. First off, the next release has been coming soon for far too long. That is my responsibility and I apologize to everyone that’s been waiting on the new build. However, there is good [...]

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The Brightkite Wall

In late 2008 Brightkite engaged Universal Mind to develop an application called The Brightkite Wall. The Wall is a Flash Application built using Flex. For those of you unfamiliar with Brightkite, here’s a quick overview: Brightkite is a location based, micro-blogging, social networking platform. Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last five [...]

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NASDAQ Market Replay Wins Global Adobe Award

Market Activity Replay Tool Wins the 2008 Adobe MAX Award in the Enterprise Category NEW YORK, Nov 26, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) — The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that NASDAQ Market Replay — an extremely powerful replay and analysis tool — has won the coveted 2008 MAX Award in the [...]

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A New Backchannel For Live Events: The Brightkite Wall

Sarah Perez November 19th, 2008 Whenever there is a conference or event, there’s a secondary bit of action taking place behind the scenes: the backchannel. Here, the attendees are live blogging, twittering, posting photos, and streaming live video about what they’re seeing on stage or in and around the venue. Twitter has always been the microblogging platform of [...]

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Adobe MAX 2008

Monday, November 17th marks the official start to this year’s Adobe MAX conference. I wanted to give a quick update on where I’ll be and what I’ll be up to at MAX. So, here it is. First of all, at MAX you can follow me on Twitter or BrightKite my handle is “adamflater” on both. [...]

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