London Flash Platform User Group (LFPUG) meeting – Jan 2008

February 1st, 2008 by Adrian

London Flash Platfor User Group

Last night was January’s London Flash Platform User Group meeting at the CosmoBar in Clerkenwell. The speakers were Paddy Keane talking about his experience of using PureMVC and Rob Bateman talking about the history of 3D on the web. The event was so popular that Tink had to send an email out to everybody warning that over 120 people had signed up to go, and that places would have to be on a first-come-first-served basis (normally we only get around 40 – 50 people). Anyway, here is a quick bullet point summary of what they covered.

PureMVC (19:00 – 20:00) – Paddy Keane

  • Why use a framework?
    • gives agility to the project and code
    • helps with risk management
    • good when features are changing
  • Based on Model, View, Controller but with additional Façade
    • gives code clarity
    • shows your coding intent
    • need to have good Development Process
    • start with a list of features
    • mock-up features and then test
  • The best way to get started with PureMVC is to read the Best Practices document and then read it again

The 3rd Way: Handling 3D on the Web ( 20:15 – 21:15 ) – Rob Bateman

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Flex London User Group (FLUG) – January Meetup

January 28th, 2008 by Adrian

Flex London User Group logo

On Thursday 24th January I went along to the Flex London User Group meeting at Shoreditch Town Hall. This month’s meeting coincided with an official Adobe event, and therefore there was a huge turnout. Normally we get around 30 people turning up, this month there was approx. 250 people (requiring a change of venue). The speakers were Serge Jespers and James Ward.

Here is a summary of what they covered …

Serge Jespers

James Ward

  • Flex 3 Charting Components – ILOG Elixir
  • Flex 3 SDK is Open Source (
  • Open Source BlazeDS
    • Remoting and HTTP-based messaging technology
    • Opened up the AMF format (Action Message Format – AMF3)
    • Demo of BlazeBench
      • Comparison between AMF, Dojo, SOAP, JSON (JavaScript Object Notation)
      • AMF is quicker
      • Parsing of data is very, very quick
      • AMF has compression built in to the protocol (no need to use GZip)
    • BlazeDS comes from Adobe LiveCycle
      • LiveCcycle Data Services ES uses RTMP to stream data to the client (this is not available in BlazeDS).
      • Check out Flex MXML Producer and Consumer
  • Flex-AJAX Bridge

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