Month: June 2009

Blueprint – Another plugin for Flex 3/Flash Builder 4

It’s pretty cool functionality inside of eclipse. It keeps you from having to google your way through blog posts. 😀

Install it the same way that you would any eclipse plugin.

Here is Adobe’s explanation of it.

With Blueprint, Flex and Flash developers can now query for sample code just as easily as they use auto-complete. Blueprint brings the power of the entire Web inside of the Flex Builder 3 Development environment and provides sample-centered search results that allow the user to quickly look through many different examples from many different websites including documentation, blogs, and forums.

The Blueprint preview is prerelease software that is not supported by Adobe and may contain bugs. We welcome your feedback, so please use the feedback link below to request features, make comments and report problems. Please also note that this is a research project and there is no assurance that there will be a shipping version of Blueprint.


Safari 4 is Fast!

Apple’s newest iteration of Safari is by far, the fastest browser available right now.  I’ll be the first to say that I didn’t believe them when they said it on Monday at the WWDC. After some due diligence and some testing myself, Safari 4 is 4.5x faster than Firefox 3 on my last gen Macbook Pro.

That saddens me. I looooove me some FF. Hopefully Minefield (Firefox’s codename for their nightly builds and unstable versions) will get some much needed upgrades to get it back to the top of the list. Until then, I’ll be rocking Safari 4. Hard.

Here’s a great little write up with some great charts(that i stole) on the same topic.


Flash Builder 4 and Flash Catalyst Demo Available

Finally I get to play with Catalyst. It’s been a long time coming.

Here’s some links to the beta’s.


Flash Builder

Hopefully the auto-generated mxml tags don’t like the auto-generated HTML tags that come out of Dreamweaver. Don’t even get me started on Fireworks code……