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Doom and gloom or a new beginning

Doom and gloom or a new beginning

Redundancy… world shrinking economy… depression… company cutbacks… is this a bleak time or is it a time to make and face new challenges in the RIA world (particularly in the Flex and Actionscript areas)?

Well after the unfortunate news that the company I work for are no longer wishing to partake in the RIA party that’s changing the way we look at and use the web/desktop and hence are making myself redundant. I’m looking at this as a great opportunity to expand my knowledge so that I can work with as many forward thinking companies as possible that deal with Flex/Actionscript/AIR or for that matter any RIA technology.
Also I should now have more time to create and sell my own components, of which I had a cracking idea this morning (more on this later hopefully).

Hect I’ll event look at Silverlight or JavaFX 🙂 if I get the time or the chance. So anyone out there fancy taking on a new contractor with 4 years+ experience in Flex as well as a bunch of other languages I’ve used along the way before I even heard of Flex.

Feel free to contact me at this address.

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I’m going to continue to post hints and tips on anything I do as well as posting any new components so watch this space and feel free to contact me if you need any work done in the UK, remote working is always an option as well.

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Flex Collection search – live

Flex Collection search – live

When I was setting up my blog, one of the first things I found out about was creating custom searches using Google. So I promptly set up a custom search that had a list of my favourite and most frequently visited flex sites and at the same time if those sites didn’t have the info I required any search that was directed to the ‘web’ rather than the ‘flex collection’ would be weighted to sites that had AS3, Flex, or Adobe related info.
After a little bit more research I managed to create an OpenSearch plugin from the custom Google search, and after that turned it into a firefox plugin.  See the ‘how to’ here on creating your own custom search and firefox plugin.

Live

Well the folk at Mozilla (or whoever tests the plugins) have just changed its status to LIVE 🙂 yeh.
check it out here http://addons.mozilla.org/addon/11823
You can also check out the original post with a list of all the included sites here.

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