Archive for July, 2010

Adobe Flex 4 certification has been released

Adobe Certified Experts (ACEs) set themselves apart from other IT professionals. They consistently demonstrate expertise with Adobe products and platforms, and add value to colleagues, managers, and their own careers.

The Flex 4 ACE Exam is based upon the most critical job activities that a Flex developer performs. The skills and knowledge certified by this examination represent a professional level of expertise for a certified individual.

Here is the link with the details.

Number of questions have gone up from 50 to 59. The passing score remains same as before – 67% minimum to pass the exam.

This is quite a challenge!

There are undoubtedly different ways of preparing for the exam but in my view going through the langref from back to front and reading the actual classes (.as files) from the sdk is the best way.

One more thing gets added in my long list of To-Dos!



FlexPMD is a great code auditor

We all have read best practices docs/tips for writing good quality AS3/Flex code to make our applications perform better as well as understandable for other developers. I personally think its great and we all should follow best practices but usually developers have a lot on their plates to remember all the best practices at all the times. It is really easy to miss some out from time to time.

FlexPMD is a great tool, a very powerful code auditor in my view. Find out more.

It does not modify your code it just reads your code, your code will still sit where it sits right now unaffected; it takes literally 5 – 10 minutes to start seeing reports for the code that you’ve already written for your as3/flex projects. The report just tells you which files have got the bad code in it. Ultimately, you will decide whether you want to replace that bad code with the best possible code or not! But it is good that you at least know that what code is considered bad. It helps.

It’s never too late. If you haven’t yet tried it for yourself then go check it out now. For step-by-step installation for FlexPMD Eclipse plugin click here.

Thanks Adobe for such a great tool!



Paras Sheth – A Flash Platform Developer.

I am writing a blog for the first time as I’ve been reading blogs for quite a while now and thought i should give my two pennies worth back to the community. This blog will be about my learning from flash, flex, air and everything in between.

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