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  • Miti's Blog » 2009 » January
    engineering of information the driver of the Internet was a very engineering occupation We ve known for ages how to codify information with words also from ages we codified the words into writing Now we digitized everything and spread it using Internet We are very good with words and almost all the experience we had now with information and information management was mostly word related with a little help from the typography But now a new beast come into play With the new runtimes like the DHTML engine in browsers people call it AJAX Flash or Silverlight we activate a new set of awareness and thus create a new kind of expectation the cinematic expectation As humanity we have a long history and lots of experience with words and how to codify information in words We also know how to codify spatial information although is a harder task architecture and graphics are really hard but we have a lot of experience here also But the democratization of the application will demand yet another skill cinematic And this is one of the newest skill and more difficult to get right theatrical experience is hard and making movies is even harder One of the difficulties that architecture and movies share in common is the difficulty of codifying their language This comes from the fact that a lot of their language can t be expressed in words That s why they re called arts no Now spatial representation sounds and cinematic presentation is starting to get mainstream as applications get into our everyday life Suddenly the computing industry where a bunch of engineers like me where dealing with problems that had a decent formalism to be communicated words mathematical language etc are faced now with problems that require more and more artistic stuff And the more you well it s usually a team get all these right the more efficient the application will be What we generically call usability is now a melange of words script cinematic even sound And this is going mainstream And we don t have a decent codification for a lot of this stuff Smells like making Rich Internet Application is becoming more an art than an science And because good applications have proved valuable in this highly complex world this means that businesses will need to adapt to create and consume this kind of art Just as books and a lot of printed press have not been wiped away by the Internet I think the new use of the Internet to deliver applications will not challenge the current way we use it to distribute information or The Know What I can however state that we will now start to use the Internet to distribute one of the most difficult piece of knowledge to distribute so far The Know How We clearly see the benefit in this but we have barely glimpsed the challenges that lie ahead So I say to myself What a wonderful world for a good

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  • Miti's Blog » 2008 » December
    fan The conversation started from a very bold and aggressive statement Don t use Silverlight don t use Flash they are proprietary technologies They are bad because they are not open so they had to die Now the whole thing got some juicy emotions involved cause let s face it this is a very emotional line If you look at the assumption that are underneath such an statement you will find something that sounds pretty much like Software should be free and open source Proprietary commercial technologies must cease to exist because somebody is clearly profiting from that The community should build software for itself and hey this seems to me pretty much like the communist manifesto where each of us give according to their abilities and receive according to his needs And the communication style very accusing and unilateral it reminds me of the communist party political discourses And one thing is sure this style of communication among other things brought communism to the Eastern Block So it s power and influence it has been proven at large scale Unfortunately communism also proved to be an inefficient economic system and I lived to see both communism and also the havoc that it has produced when its economic and ideological system collapsed I think the only comparable crises of that magnitude was Western World Great Depression of which not that many witnesses are still alive today Now don t get me wrong I am a big fan of open source I strongly believe that open source brings an enormous value to the world by speeding the process of software becoming a commodity By winning the display price battle the open source software force companies to focus on innovation and quality to differentiate themselves That s why I am a big

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  • Miti's Blog » 2008 » November
    and blends Well actually this new feature is a little language for parallel computing In this post I present some samples that show you how to integrate Pixel Bender with your Flex project from start to finish First of all you need the Pixel Bender Toolkit You can get it from here Second you will need to compile your Flex Project against Flash Player 10 There s some documentation here The whole idea behind my samples is that it took a while for me to put all things together and apply the effects on my Flex elements and I want to make it easier for you In the first project I just made a simple Pixel Bender filter which replaces the red channel with the blue one and added it to an image Click here to see the demo On the second project I used a filter with some parameters It doesn t do much just clips a circle from the original image Click here to see the demo The next one is a slightly more complex filter that has two input images I use it to apply an image over a video Click here to see the demo Finally because Pixel Bender is basically a number cruncher I use it to mix two ByteArrays By chance these two ByteArrays are extracted from two sounds so this is also an example on how you can use Pixel Bender to mix two sounds Click here to see the demo it might take a while before it starts playing because I have to load the sounds first UPDATE The sound sample demo has two mixing methods One is using PixelBender onSampleData and the other is using a pure AS3 code to mix You can switch between the two by changing the event

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  • Miti's Blog » 2008 » October
    account but then they said that we still own them 800 don t know what computation they did to come up with this and because of that they can t give us access to the old account and they cannot migrate the DB jobs at home depot I personally believe that this is unacceptable way of doing business Because of that it might take some time to get all the posts back we have some back ups and long live Google Cache If anyone lived that before and solved without paying a ton of money to GoDaddy or can help us in some way we would be more that grateful You can see a more romanced post at Mihai s Blog as he dealt with them on the phone Categories Uncategorized Tags The Poli 2 0 experiment October 10th 2008 mpricope No comments Next Thursday October16th at University Politehnica of Bucharest we a bunch of people from the University uberVU Yahoo and Adobe will present a new and a little bit unusual course The course is about web programming and we want to teach the new old stuff in a little different manner at least a little different than I was taught in school If you are a student in Bucharest then you might want to give it a try and attend the opening course which will take place in Politehnica EC105 hall at 14 00h We also made a little site Poli20 org where we will post stuff as the things roll on The course is an experiment because well I will give more info after the first 1 2 courses I don t want to spoil the fun for those who will be there Hope to see you next Thursday and keep seeing you Categories events Tags RSS

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  • Miti's Blog » 2008 » September
    took so long was the Flash pre render time because all the pages are in the display list one on top of another So I wrote a some code to use only 8 pages 4 pairs the rest are stored in an array I also added a jumpToPage method to make navigation easier in a 200 page book jobs online Still to be done if you have more than one transparent page one after another it will look very messy because at any given moment the book has only 8 pages This can be done by configuring how many real pages are stored but the logic of navigating through get s very nasty tearing pages doesn t work not implemented yet lot of traces are still enabled BEWARE of bugs Give it a try Demo Source Categories flex Tags RSS feed Random Posts EU University Tour Moving the session from Flex to AIR PHP Version Debug Flex and NET using ASP NET Development Server PixelBender Photo Booth for Valentine s Day Using Amazon Flexible Payment System with Flex AIR Tag Cloud Categories air ajax alchemy coldfusion conferences debugging events flash builder Flash Player 10 flex open source payment gateways ria

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  • Miti's Blog » 2008 » August
    it for a spin Don t forget to tell us how it was part time jobs rochester ny Categories air ajax Tags RSS feed Random Posts Debugging Flex and PHP with Flex Builder and Zend Studio TITLE Identifying visual elements in Flex On how I got a relationship with ColdFusion 9 AS and Flex Project trick Tag Cloud Categories air ajax alchemy coldfusion conferences debugging events flash builder Flash Player

    Original URL path: http://miti.pricope.com/2008/08/ (2016-02-08)
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  • Miti's Blog » 2008 » July
    MXML application the ASP NET Developer Server should have started by default on port 3000 see the tray icon In this case the WSDL URL should be something like http localhost 3000 testDotNet Service asmx WSDL The third page should look like this Now you should have some typed AS classes that provide easy access the NET Web Service methods The cool thing about this is that Flex Builder knows now how to do autocompletion on Web Service calls So making a little application that will showcase this is just too easy xml version 1 0 encoding utf 8 mx Application xmlns mx http www adobe com 2006 mxml layout absolute mx Script CDATA import mx controls Alert work from home jobs in nc import generated webservices HelloWorldResultEvent import generated webservices Service public function sayHello void var service Service new Service service addhelloWorldEventListener function event HelloWorldResultEvent void Alert show event result service helloWorld myName text mx Script mx TextInput x 176 y 171 id myName mx Text x 70 y 173 text Enter Your Name mx Button x 344 y 171 label Click to receive greeting click sayHello mx Application Categories flash builder flex Tags DataGrid Confirm a Grid change event using an Alert popup July 9th 2008 mpricope No comments Today I saw an interesting post on FlexCoders Suppose you have an editable DataGrid and you want to confirm through an Alert if the change should be made or not Preventing the change is easy you just need hook onto the itemEditEnd and call event preventDefault The problem arises when you want to confirm this with the user using an Alert This is because the Alert show call is asynchronous This means that the grid event will complete before the user can choose Yes or No public function editEnd event ataGridEvent void Alert show Do you want to save changes Save changes Alert YES Alert NO null function ev CloseEvent void if ev detail Alert YES LABEL2 This will be reached long after the LABEL1 has been reached So at this point the grid has been executed the default behavior for the change event LABEL1 Because of the asynchronous nature this will be reached right after the Alert show call So my idea of solving this was to save the new value prevent the default grid behavior of updating the dataProvider and update the data provider manually on the Alert show closeHandler Here is some code that illustrates this xml version 1 0 encoding utf 8 mx WindowedApplication xmlns mx http www adobe com 2006 mxml initialize initData layout absolute mx Script CDATA import mx controls TextInput import mx controls Alert import mx collections import mx events private var DGArray Array Artist Pavement Album Slanted and Enchanted Price 11 99 Artist Pavement Album Brighten the Corners Price 11 99 Bindable public var initDG ArrayCollection public function initData void initDG new ArrayCollection DGArray public function editEnd event DataGridEvent void Save the data before calling Alert var myEditor TextInput TextInput event

    Original URL path: http://miti.pricope.com/2008/07/ (2016-02-08)
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  • Miti's Blog » 2008 » June
    DisplayObject tm as DisplayObject while tmParent null tab traceObj tab tmParent tmParent tmParent parent public function traceObj tab String obj Object void trace tab getQualifiedClassName obj if obj is UIComponent var tmUI UIComponent obj as UIComponent trace tab tmUI getStyle fontFamily tmUI getStyle fontSize You just need to call the initTrace method on Application applicationComplete mx Application xmlns mx http www adobe com 2006 mxml layout absolute applicationComplete initTrace this Categories debugging flex Tags Debugging Flex and PHP with Flex Builder and Zend Studio June 6th 2008 mpricope 2 comments So I am a big fan of debugging I know that for most people this isn t exactly what they get out of the bed in the morning but nevertheless I know that this prevents them going to sleep in the evening My first thing when I look into a technology and it s tools ecosystem is how will I debug this I find more useful to spend some time configuring my environment for debug earlier in the project rather than later when things might get hotter These days I was looking into Flex and PHP and naturally I started by trying to configure my environment so I can debug this My goal was to be able to to debug both Flex code and PHP code to track the dataflow through a server request I ve tried different solutions and here is the simpler one Solution First installed Zend Studio for Eclipse http www zend com en products studio downloads Make sure you install also the Zend Studio Toolbar for your browser Next installed the Flex Builder Plugin from http www adobe com cfusion tdrc index cfm product flex eclipse and choose as Eclipse location the folder where you installed Zend Studio Usually c Program Files Zend Zend Studio for Eclipse 6 0 0 for my Windows machine You might get the following warning You just need to follow the 3 steps and it should be fine The next thing is to install the Zend Debugger server I found a good tutorial here so I will not get into much detail Now we will create a combined Flex PHP Project New Flex Project Choose PHP as Application Server Type I will use the following MXML File xml version 1 0 encoding utf 8 mx Application xmlns mx http www adobe com 2006 mxml layout absolute applicationComplete initApp mx Script CDATA import mx rpc events ResultEvent import mx rpc http HTTPService var gateway HTTPService new HTTPService function initApp gateway url hello php gateway method POST gateway useProxy false gateway addEventListener ResultEvent RESULT resultHandler function sendRequest void gateway request name enteredName text gateway send paper writer function resultHandler e ResultEvent void myText text e result toString mx Script mx Button x 301 5 y 10 label Send click sendRequest mx Text id myText x 10 y 62 width 493 height 181 fontFamily Arial fontSize 36 mx Label x 10 y 12 text Enter Your Name mx TextInput id enteredName x 121 y

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