Archive for August, 2007

Swift 3D Version 5.0 Released!

August 31st, 2007 No comments

ERain today announced the release of Swift 3D version 5.0 for windows. The software is now available for purchase in ERain Website. New features introduced in this version can be found here.

For those who are unfamiliar with the program. Swift 3D is tool to create 3D graphics and animation for Flash. You can export the 3D model into flash and use it with your Flash project. You can export your model/animation in other formats too such as avi, jpeg, swft, 3ds. It also supports lightning, cameras, texturing, vector and raster rendering… etc.

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iPhone Nano!

August 31st, 2007 No comments

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Apollo Book Free For Download

August 31st, 2007 No comments

Apollo for Adobe Flex Developers Pocket Guide is now available free for download from adobe labs. Apollo for Adobe Flex Developers Pocket Guide Mike Chambers, Rob Dixon, Jeff Swartz in general explains how to create AIRs application using Flex. This book is for developers interested in leveraging the Flex Framework to build and deploy Flash-based applications to the desktop via Apollo.

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Video: Java is Everywhere

August 31st, 2007 No comments

Combining Java And Flex

August 30th, 2007 No comments

Adobe has recently published two articles on combining Flex and Java technologies.

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Google Web Toolkit 1.4 is no longer beta!

August 29th, 2007 No comments

Google officially announced that GWT1.4 is no longer beta. As the final version of GWT1.4 has been released. Google has information of what’s new on this release.

Here’s a broad overview of the major enhancements:
– New widgets and libraries
– RichTextArea, HorizontalSplitPanel and VerticalSplitPanel, SuggestBox, DisclosurePanel, PushButton, ToggleButton, and an enhanced Image widget make advanced applications easier than ever.
– ImageBundle automatically consolidates multiple images into a single HTTP request.
– NumberFormat and DateTimeFormat make easy work of complex internationalization and localization.
– You can finally use java.lang.Serializable with GWT RPC, and the GWT RPC server-side subsystem is no longer intimately tied to servlets. You can easily wire it into any Java back-end infrastructure. Spring fans, rejoice.
– A new JUnit-based benchmarking subsystem makes measuring and comparing the speed of code snippets as easy as writing unit tests.
New deployment options and optimizations
– Adding GWT modules to an HTML page is now simple: just add a <script> tag.
– You can now include GWT modules across domains. Note that including scripts from other sites that you don’t fully trust is a big security risk.
– External JavaScript files referenced from your GWT module load synchronously now, so script ready-functions are no longer needed.
– Auto-generated RPC whitelist files are now produced during compilation to help catch accidentally responding with objects that compiled GWT client code wouldn’t be able to deserialize.
– The GWT distribution now includes a DTD for the GWT module XML format, making it easier to configure modules in an DTD-aware XML editor.

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Install A Free Solaris In Your PC

August 27th, 2007 No comments

If you’re like me, want to try and learn everything on PCs, you better try the free Solaris 10 from Sun. It has been announced as a free OS awhile ago. You can download it for free here. And here is a free tutorial on how to install it!

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Top 10 Ways to Know Your Software Project is Doomed

August 27th, 2007 No comments

Here is the top 10 list Eddie selected from his 101 ways to know your software project is doomed post:

1. Developers use the excuse of “self documenting code” for no comments
2. All of your requirements are written on a used cocktail napkin
3. Progress is now measured by the number of fixed bugs and not completed features
4. Your source code control system is a series of folders on a shared drive
5. Your manager wastes 7 hours a week asking for progress reports
6. The phrase “It works on my machine” is heard more than once a day
7. Developers are not responsible for any testing
8. All code reviews are scheduled a week before product launch
9. You have cut and pasted code from The Daily WTF
10. The last book you read: Oracle 8i A Beginner’s Guide.

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PHP Best Practices – Common solutions to PHP programming issues

August 27th, 2007 No comments

This guide is meant to give you solutions to common PHP design problems. It also provides a sketch of an application layout that MT-Soft developed during the implementation of some projects. It is by no means either complete or absolute but rather a list of common PHP best practices.

The guide is available here

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15 Cool Things About PHP That Most People Overlook

August 27th, 2007 No comments

Peter Goodman writes about 15 things that PHP developers ignore. Here is the list:
1. Reflection API
2. Ticks
3. list(), extract(), and compact()
5. __autoload()
6. Type Hinting
7. Abstract Classes and Iterfaces
8. “static” keyword
9. === and !==
10. Variable Assignment from within Conditional Statements
11. PHP’s Magic Functions
12. __halt_compiler(): Halt the Compiler!
13. Variable Composition
14. Chaining Method Calls
15. preg_split

Here is the post.

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