IntelliJ 12.1 has been released

by kai 13/04/2013

Recently the Jetbrains team have released IntelliJ 12.1. It’s a free upgrade for owners of IntelliJ 12, therefore it was a no-brainer for me to apply the upgrade – and IntelliJ is my default go-to-IDE anyway. Unfortunately there are no noticeable new features or fixes for the CFML plugin that made it into version 12.1. […]

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And Adobe does it again – pulling Touch Apps without telling their community

by kai 12/01/2013

Maybe I should rather say “community” as sometimes it seems to me that there’s not a great deal left of the Adobe’s involvement with their community. The story in short, PR-blurb is that they are “refocusing … Touch App development“. In case you don’t speak PR-blurb, this means that Adobe Debut, Adobe Collage, Adobe Proto and […]

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2DDU (2 developers down under) podcast episode 24: group chat

by kai 22/08/2012

Mark and I are on a roll. Episode 24 of our 2DDU (2 developers down under) podcast is live. Yesterday morning we spent about 50 minutes talking to Andrew Mercer, Justin McLean and Richard Turner-Jones about various technology and development topics. All three of them are speakers at cf.Objective(ANZ) in November and we interviewed them […]

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Debugging Livecycle Data Services in Livecycle ES

by kai 10/08/2012

The other day I was spending some time with a client of mine who ran into an issue with a Flex Remoting endpoint in Livecycle/ADEP Essentially what happened was that within an object tree supposed to be sent from the Flex application to a Livecycle endpoint contained a lot of unexpected null references. Monitoring the […]

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Some thoughts on Java, OS X, Eclipse and others

by kai 26/10/2010

Somewhere deeply hidden in the release notes of the recent Java for Mac OS X update, our friends from Apple have announced that they deprecated the Java runtime for Mac OS X and that “developers should not rely on the Apple-supplied Java runtime being present in future versions of Mac OS X”.

Read that as: Mac OS X 10.7 won’t have Java (by Apple), maybe we’re lucky and get the 10.6 update 3 thrown into OS X 10.7, but maybe not. To be fair – Apple was never a big and fast supporter of Java on OS X, for them to release Java 6 and 64-bit versions of the runtime was apparently a major drama so that a lot of Java developers on the Mac at some time just switched to SoyLatte, a FreeBSD port of Java 6. That worked and still works fine for a lot of server applications such as Tomcat.

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30 days of me – day 6

by kai 14/09/2010

Today’s post is about my favourite super hero. It’s actually Cold Fusion.

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Flash Platform Camp Wellington presentations

by kai 13/09/2010

Flash Platform Camp Wellington 2010 is over and it was good fun. I’m going to write a larger post about it (also covering the night activities of speakers and sponsors). This post is really just to push out the page where the presentation materials e.g. slides, code samples, videos etc. are hosted.

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Flex 4 for ColdFusion developers (and others) at cf.Objective(ANZ)

by kai 16/07/2010

cf.Objective(ANZ) 2010 will for the first time offer full-day workshops on the day before the actual conference. I’m going to offer a full-day training titled “Flex 4 for ColdFusion developers”. Unlike other Flex 4 one-day training or introductions, this one will focus on the special needs of CF folks either coming new into Flex or wanting to learn more about the specifics of integrating Flex apps with ColdFusion.

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Register for Flash Platform Camp Wellington in September and win

by kai 14/07/2010

Today is pretty much your last chance to register for Flash Platform Camp Wellington on September 4th, 2010 AND go into the draw for a license of Flash Builder 4 Premium for the platform of your choice (OSX/Win). This promotion runs out tomorrow – 15th of July mid-day NZ Standard time.

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Google Nexus One: Why there’s no Froyo (Android 2.2) for the European Vodafone version (EPF30) yet.

by kai 01/07/2010

When I was living in Germany (back in the days) – Vodafone Germany used to be the most annoying mobile services provider ever. They basically took any phone they were selling, disassembled the firmware and the OS and rebranded the whole bloody device with their Vodafone corporate red, Vodafone live! and all sorts of other sh*t (yes, I mean it exactly this way). Those branding efforts often used to happen so deeply inside of the device that it was literally impossible to revert them (without sending the phone to dedicated obscure de-branding services in Germany) and Vodafone often locked the devices even people on postpaid contacts.

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