Adobe Labs – Adobe Flex Builder Linux Public Alpha

4 02 2008

Flex Builder Comes to Linux

Flex Builder Linux is a plugin-only version of the Flex Builder that you can use to build Flex applications on Linux. We wanted to get an early release out with the base Flex Builder features so you could begin to provide us with your feedback and let us know your priorities for additional features.

Adobe Labs – Adobe Flex Builder Linux Public Alpha


7 05 2007

Hi all i have just launched… this is for anyone who has found this site useful and want some more help.

Check it out >>

Yahoo Pipes

29 03 2007

From Yahoo :

What is Pipes?

Pipes is a free online service that lets you remix popular feed types and create data mashups using a visual editor. You can use Pipes to run your own web projects, or publish and share your own web services without ever having to write a line of code.

Building a Pipe

You make a Pipe by dragging pre-configured modules onto a canvas and wiring them together in the Pipes Editor.

Each Pipe consists of two or more modules, each of which performs a single, specific task. For example, the Fetch module will retrieve a feed URL, while the Sort module will re-order a feed based on criteria you provide (you can find a complete list of available modules in the documentation.)

Each module has one or more terminals, represented by small circles in the interface. You can wire modules together by clicking on one module’s output terminal and another module’s input terminal. Now the output from the first module will serve as input to the second module.

In addition to data feeds, Pipes also lets you add user input fields into your Pipe. These show up at runtime as form fields that users of your Pipe can fill in.

The easiest way to understand Pipes is to build one yourself – try editing one of our sample Pipes for a quick start.

Sharing a Pipe

Once you’ve built a Pipe, you’ll be able save it on our server and then call it like you would any other feed. Pipes offers output in RSS 2.0, RSS 1.0 (RDF), JSON and Atom formats for maximum flexibility. You can also choose to publish your Pipe and share it with the world, allowing other users to clone it, add their own improvements, or use it as a subcomponent in their own creations.

Hosted Pipes

A Hosted Pipe is a web-based interface that Pipes provides which allows you to execute a Pipe that you or someone else has built and published. It’s a useful mechanism for quickly determining what type of content a Pipe outputs. It is also a jumping off point for subscribing to a Pipe in your favorite feed reader, viewing how the Pipe was constructed, or cloning it so that you can further tweak it yourself.

Here’s a very simple example hosted Pipe.

Are Pipes I create private?

All Pipes can be accessed if you know their unique URL. This allows you to share them over IM or email without having to do any configuration, or use them as sub-pipes in your own Pipes without needing to publish them.

Only *you* can get a list of your Pipes (“My Pipes”) and their URLs. Therefore, if you don’t share the URL with anyone, your Pipe remains private.

What does “Publishing” a Pipe do?

Publishing a Pipe enables the Pipe to be searched on, or seen, by others on It will appear in the browse page, your Pipes page, and as a search result to anyone on the site.

Can web crawlers index my Pipe?

We allow crawlers to index our site. By default a Pipe is not linked to by any public page in and therefore cannot be crawled. However, once a Pipe is “Published” it will be accessible to a crawler and may appear in search results.

Apollo is here… woot

29 03 2007

alpha is here

“Apollo is the code name for a cross-operating system runtime being developed by Adobe that allows developers to leverage their existing web development skills (Flash, Flex, HTML, JavaScript, Ajax) to build and deploy rich Internet applications (RIAs) to the desktop.”

Edit and Compile Flex Apps in Dreamweaver

29 03 2007

This is wicked post on how to turn Dreamweaver into a flex compiler… no more comand line compiles for me… YAY…

Error (#2148) Loading XML with Flex2 – Security Error

13 01 2007

I had this problem and thought you would all like to know….. I was trying to load a local xml doc and this solution worked for me.

Posted on January 11th, 2007 by polyGeek

Error (#2148) Loading XML with Flex2

I was running through a simple tutorial for loading XML into Flex and displaying it in a DataGrid when I got the following error:

[RPC Fault faultString=”Error #2148: SWF file file:///C:/Documents and Settings/…/My Documents/xmlParsing/bin/xmlParsing.swf cannot access local resource Blades.xml. Only local-with-filesystem and trusted local SWF files may access local resources.” faultCode=”InvokeFailed” faultDetail=”null”]

If I go into the bin folder and launch the SWF directly then everything loads and works correctly. That right off is a tip that it’s probably a security issue. Sure enough. With a little research I found it.

  • In the Navigator panel Right-click and select Properties
  • In the lefNav select Flex Compiler
  • In the Additional compiler arguments: field add the following argument: -use-network=false

So my arguments read: -locale en_US -use-network=false

It would seem that this setting has to be made for each project.

Stupid security settings. 🙂

When I Googled this problem I only got three hits back. My guess is that this will be a common problem so it wouldn’t hurt for others to duplicate this solution to make it easier for others to find.