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Codex - a framework for Flex

Yes there are plenty of frameworks out there.
Here is a new one anyway -- a framework that is based on a very simple principle:  Hold stuff that I need to get to from different places.
Codex is a pretty simple framework -- if you can even call it a framework -- and I am designing this so that it doesn't make you change the way you build Flex apps.  It isn't meant to get in your way at all, it is meant to give you access to some common info that your app needs as well as some tools for recycling and reusing information quickly.<more/>For example, when your Flex app loads, you may want to load some XML data that describes the server-side configuration of the DB or remote objects you want to talk to.  Once you load that, stick it in your Codex -- and now any component, module, etc. in your app that needs configuration can grab it out of the Codex as needed.
This is the "concept" of global variable type storage, only you have to choose how to use it correctly.  Put…

Setting up a SFTP Server on Windows

I have been working with SFTP (FTP over Secure Shell, so is thus encrypted), and needed a free or low cost solution to setup an SFTP server on windows (not to be confused with FTPS, which is a bit different).  I came across this great blog entry from http://www.digitalmediaminute.com/, so this information comes from them with a few minor updates from me.
This tutorial will help you turn your Windows based system into a SecureFTP (SFTP) server.
<b>Background</b>
Secure Shell (SSH) is a program that lets you log into another computer over a network, to execute commands in a remote machine, and to move files from one machine to another. It provides strong authentication and secure communications over insecure channels. When using ssh, the entire login session, including transmission of password, is encrypted and therefore is very secure.<more/>You may have noticed that many webhosts allow ssh access. This means that you can login to their webserver and execute many UNIX…

CF United 2009 - Vote for the tracks you want to see!

From now until Dec 20th, you can vote for which topics you want to see at CF United.  I have two topics submitted for Flex development (google maps/craigslist mashup and google app engine) and one track for open source (TaskCFC). (hint! hint!)
Give it a go, and I look forward to seeing you there!
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Now this is progress: Linux on the iPhone!

It is still quite young, but it is very exciting to see that linux has been ported to the iphone! This means that we may yet have some options for a friendly open-source way to use the excellent iphone hardware.

Read more here: http://linuxoniphone.blogspot.com/2008/11/linux-on-iphone.html