Monthly Archives: November 2008

How to check if you’re running a debug swf

There was a brief thread on flexcoders recently about how to check if an swf was built for debugging or for release.  With this check you can build all sorts of debugging diagnostics into your application and then compile an unaffected release build without changing any code. There is no built in way to perform […]

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Presenting at DC’s World Usability Day Event

Today is World Usability Day, and this year’s theme is transportation. I’ll be presenting the work I’ve been doing at the CATT Lab at DC’s local Usability Day event. The title of my poster is Real-time and Historic Incident Visualization Using Timelines, and it describes an application that allows users to understand everything that has […]

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Adding hints to Flex 3 MXML tags

ColdFusion tags can be annotated with the hint attribute, effectively creating a surrogate for single line comments. This is something I’ve wanted to be able to do in MXML for a while, and I’m glad to see the Gumbo specs include this feature in the form of private attributes.  If you can’t wait for Flex […]

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