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Flash Player releases after 11.2 on the Linux

Posted by Shardul Singh Bartwal on February 24, 2012

Flash Player releases after 11.2 will not be available as a direct download from adobe on the Linux,it will work only with the Google Chrome on Linux.

There is a statement as below from adobe :-

For Flash Player releases after 11.2, the Flash Player browser plugin for Linux will only be available via the “Pepper” API as part of the Google Chrome browser distribution and will no longer be available as a direct download from Adobe. Adobe will continue to provide security updates to non-Pepper distributions of Flash Player 11.2 on Linux for five years from its release.

For detail information please have a look on the
http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/2012/02/adobe-and-google-partnering-for-flash-player-on-linux.html

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Using charts inside Mobile Applications with Adobe AIR

Posted by Shardul Singh Bartwal on January 30, 2012

I was in a big doubt since very long time,I was waiting for the new version of the Charts under the Spark Components,so that I can use them inside the mobile applications.But I was surprised also that why there is nothing for this in the Spark components.But Yesterday I just checked with the MX Charts components in my mobile application for a demo on my Samsung mobile,and things were working excellent and smooth.Was happy and surprised also that how is it is it possible?. Later on started to search on the net for this.And found it on my first click.It was clearly mention there at http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/articles/mobile-development-flex-flashbuilder.html#articlecontentAdobe_numberedheader_1 by Narciso Jaramillo long long ago that:-.

Charts are supported in mobile projects, but other MX components are not. We don’t recommend using MX components in mobile projects; use the Spark components instead. The one exception is the charting components, which are usable in mobile projects if care is taken to avoid displaying or animating too much data at once.

So finally I have to made myself satisfy with ‘Better late than never.’
Hence sharing it,hope this can help someone.

Keep Rocking………..

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Captive Runtime a Excellent Feature for Mobile Applications via Adobe AIR

Posted by Shardul Singh Bartwal on January 30, 2012

I hope you all will be aware of the Captive Run-time.This is nothing else but a installer of the application which will be already containing the AIR Run-time inside this.Just used the on my Samsung handset with creating a demo application.Its nice to see how cool it is,no need of the installation of the AIR separately.Its surely an excellent feature.
No doubts the size of the your output format is going to be increase by around 8 MB.
But As per my concern the size of big installer is not going to come in between anyway.
Now you can make your clients more happy by providing them the merged AIR Run-time.No need to install AIR separately.

Enjoy Flexing………….

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Long list of Simulators in Flash Builder 4.6 For Mobile Application Development

Posted by Shardul Singh Bartwal on January 30, 2012

I remember the installation of my first android base simulator which I have used to check my first AIR application to run on Android platform,creating the output format form the command prompt then installing the AIR on that etc. etc.But how simple now the things are.There is already a inbuilt long list of the simulators is inside the Flash Builder itself.Which is giving extreme experience for playing and check the application’s appearance on different devices.Only for the Android platform there are around 30 model’s simulators of HTC are available.It is having the 10 simulators for the different models of the Motorola and 9 for the Samsung.Google Nexus one,Google
Nexus S,Dell Streak 7,Barnes and Nobel Nook Color all are making the list complete.
Simulator for the Apple iPhone 4,Apple iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook are also there.

Target what ever platform you want to choose and enjoy the mobile application with the Adobe AIR.

Enjoy Flexing…………

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Official Flex User Group Tour date announcement started by Adobe

Posted by Shardul Singh Bartwal on January 29, 2012

Its nice to see that adobe has started their International Flex User Group Tour
to discuss their last year ends announcements about Flex and Flash Platform.They
have announced the dates for the North America.

Schedule can be checked at:-

http://blogs.adobe.com/flex/2012/01/announcing-flex-user-group-2012-tour-north-america-dates.html

Waiting for the turn of Asia including India.

Enjoy Flexing…….
Shardul

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Thinking(Planning) of a Cross Platform Website/Application

Posted by Shardul Singh Bartwal on November 24, 2011

First of all the word platform needs to be defined here in which respect I am using this word. Here the word is being used for the desktop /laptops and mobile/tablets.
Now at multiple times it is wrongly understood that if things are being developed for web-browser then those should automatically work perfect for the mobile too, but in reality it is not the case.
This understanding is not good for anyone.
This will Ok if you are simply having some simple html based website with some static pages that’s all. But what for the web applications which are playing with a lot of data, if one is assuming that he is going to offer the same page layout, or look and feel as he is having for the desktop based browser with only costing for the browser based desktop application then again he is going to cut the pocket of the mobile end users of that application due to the bandwidth prizing and limitations over the mobile browsers. Again over the mobiles/tablets there are different platform like iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Symbian, BlackBerry. So for which version the web application is being targeted again this is major question especially from the point of view of the money of the person who is planning to develop such application. So how one is going to manage this much of assets for accomplishing the above mentioned scenarios. What should be the best strategy to found such goals?
Also please not that no one even including the person who is planning such application doesn’t know how much success his application will be? 😦
So what should be the best idea of thinking of such kind of web application, I will like to suggest that one should move step by step:-

Step 1:- First create you desktop browser based application selecting the capable techonology,which can offer you easy integration with mobile based applications. Please keep in mind that your service layer and business layer is going to be used later on by mobile based clients also, so the pc based version should have these things layers isolated.

Step2:- If your pc based application is going well then check the market scenarios for the mobile and find which one platform is capturing the maximum market or depending upon your end-user’s geographical reason figure out the largest market capturing mobile platform. Start developing the application mobile application which will be using the same service and business layer in Step 1.

Step3:- Repeat step 2 for the second mobile market capturing platform.
And so on………..

Hope the information can help someone to save money and give a good vision for his requirement.

Shardul

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Doubts about Flex and Flash

Posted by Shardul Singh Bartwal on November 15, 2011

Since Last 5-6 days every one who belongs to Flex is having his own doubts and thoughts.The reason was the news that adobe discontinues development of Flash player on the Mobile Devices.

http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplayer/2011/11/focusing.html

My personal thinking is that the Flex and AIR both are not going to be effected due to this.As AIR is going to work continuously with the mobile devices.And Flex will be keeping to
rock on browser on the Desktop.Also flash players cutting edge technology will be carry on to
desktop browsers.

And the thing to mentioned here is that adopting HTML 5 will make at-least the clients vision clear.

Below is the official link which can make the things clear:-

http://blogs.adobe.com/flex/2011/11/your-questions-about-flex.html

Enjoy flexing………….
Shardul

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Flex 4.5 Book for ios Development

Posted by Shardul Singh Bartwal on September 21, 2011

Below is the wonderful link for purchasing the book for developing the ios based application using the Flex 4.5.

Flex 4.5 Book for ios Development

Enjoy…Flexing……..

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Multi platform mobile Devlopment with Flash Builder 4.5

Posted by Shardul Singh Bartwal on September 5, 2011

Although bit late but just started the flash builder 4.5 for the mobile
development with the flash builder 4.5. Extreme and Easiest feature are
here in.You can go for the IOS,Android or BlackBerry from just one place.
Though not done till now with the real devices.But happy to see the things
working fine here at the development end.Will check soon on the devices.

Nothing to check too much below is the sample link covering all the thing
just at one place.

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/articles/twitter-trends.html

Enjoy Flexing……….with mobile too 🙂
Shardul

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Unit Testing in Flex 4 application Using Flash-Builder 4

Posted by Shardul Singh Bartwal on June 30, 2011

Inside the Flash builder 4 simply create a new Flex project,I am naming it as UnitTestingDemo.
1)I have created a class with name MyMath.as under the folder the utils,I am putting it inside the utils just for practice.
Which is as below:-

package utils
{
public class MyMath
{
public function MyMath()
{
}

public function add(num1 : Number,num2 : Number) : Number
{
return num1 + num2;
}

public function multiply(num1 : Number,num2 : Number) : Number
{
return num1 * num2;
}
}
}

2)Now go to File>New>Test Case Class

1

3)Now I am createing a class with name MyTestCase1. See below:-
2

Click on the Browser button.

4)It will look as :-
3
Select the MyMath and click OK as below:-

Now it should look like:-
4

click on Next button.You will see like below:-
5

Click Finish.

5)Now on the Package Explorer on the left you will MyTestCase1.as under the folder flexUnitTests.You will see there a method with name testAdd() inside this class.

Now I am going to check for my expected positive result from this method.As we know that 5+6=11.So I have written like this inside this method:-

var myMath : MyMath = new MyMath();
Assert.assertEquals(myMath.add(5,6),11);

6)Now Click on the MyTestCase1.as and select it on the left side Package Explorer.Right Mouse click on this.You will see there a menu with title ‘Execute Flex UnitTests’ click on this.If every thing goes well you will see like below in your browser:-

6

Except this inside flash builder you will see a tab with title ‘FlexUnit Results’ Explore this for detail investigation.

Enjoy Flexing………….. 🙂

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