A scientific performance comparison: Flex/Flash vs. JavaFX vs. Silverlight vs. JavaScript

I finally finished my diploma thesis I mentioned before about performance comparisons between Flex/Flash, JavaFX, Silverlight and various JavaScript engines. Why this analysis? During an internship at IBM Germany back in 2009, I had to develop a Visualizer based on Flex that heavily relied on its charting library API. Even on strong machines, it was […]

Google Chrome Flash debugger not connecting to Flex/Flash Builder?

If your Flex/Flash Builder has suddenly problems connecting to your Flash debugger, you might be using Google Chrome. It seems like Google started bundling the Flash Player together with Chrome, which has an automatic updating engine (in the background) and thus you probably didn’t notice the update. This integrated version of Flash Player is the […]

Forward- and back-button support in Silverlight

I noticed in the screencast below, that Silverlight seems to offer a great implicit way of supporting browser’s forward- and back-buttons. The basic idea is to modify the current url by adding or removing tags without forcing a page refresh. Example: In the video below, a basic Twitter client is being developed using Silverlight. The […]

My best practice for MVC with Adobe Flex3

I often read in Flex-tutorials and -books, that it’s difficult to completely implement a project using the concept of the MVC (Model-View-Controller) pattern. It is being said that the fact that MXML files inherit both, application logic (through ActionScript) and the declarative way of building graphic user-interfaces using MXML syntax, makes it almost impossible to […]