Home Contact Sitemap Todo Money

Alan K Holden

Accomplished Internaut

Popular Mechanics Magazine Slams Flash
Did Popular Mechanics Magazine Slam Adobe's Flash Player?

The April 2012 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine calls Adobe Flash "buggy, insecure and resource-hungry", without their typical supporting evidence.

Flex File Management

One common entry on the list of "bad user experiences" is file manipulation.

Users are often expected to know where a transferred file was stored, or to navigate the ugly web 1.0 upload process, or know and understand the repetition required in posting multiple files for a single purpose...

I've made a few (Flex 2, Flex 3 - ActionScript 3) file management widgets by leveraging the Flash FileReference object, FileFilter object and/or extending the Flex UIComponent.

These are just screenshots of three different file management widgets I've written:

My Details
Subscription Settings

Hear about status updates or new posts.