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To use a framework or not?

March 6, 2012


In some cases I am a very fierce opponent of frameworks. Especially when these frameworks do not solve a real problem. Below I give a short reason why. Structure versus re-usable software libraries To keep things simple I will divide frameworks into two types: Structural frameworks: advocating a specific way of working. PureMVC is one […]

Breaking Object Dependencies via String References, static variables and Dictionaries

April 14, 2011


When you run a project with many objects clustering and cross-referring, the trick is to keep it simple, to avoid a complex mess of objects and object references. Here is the base-list of what I started doing for just such a project in Flex in the past year: Define the main identifiers – Preferably as […]

The poetry of Database Programming

January 5, 2011


Building a database is very much like poetry. In the wee hours I am working on a new project involving database design for a site that should be able to handle thousands of concurrent user sessions per hour. It has been a while since I have been doing something more than the mundane database designs, […]

IVO: Interactive Value Objects in Flash

January 5, 2011


In the past 6 months I created the basis for a design pattern for a structured Data Caching and Data Retrieval system in Flex. As the basic Value Objects were too stupid and not working as a concept I was constantly “bending the rules”. So I decided to drop the “how it is supposed to […]

The Flash RAD framework, SEO and HTML5

January 31, 2010


Let’s begin with the conclusion of this post: Reasons why I use Flash with XHTML, Viewstates and CSS Logical – why invent something new that – at the end of the line – reflects something already existing? Scalability – HTML is per definition scalable. The web as a whole is the best example for that […]

Pushing Forms and form fields in Flash

April 9, 2009


[This is a definition page] 0: Design goals and strategy A “designer” with basic knowledge of HTML and forms should be able to create working forms. The main idea is: By creating form definitions in XML you can produce and modify working database driven forms with insane speed. Second: when the XML deals with positioning […]