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Alan K Holden

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Good QA is Important
Quality Assurance Tips

Without a solid QA review system in place, each application you release will likely distract your team from concentrating fully on the next one.

In a real factory, nobody would expect those who assembled the product to also inspect it. Nor would the customer to be happy in the role of reporting defects. Why should your application development process be any different?

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:

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