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"Hi Troy, That is perfect ! I just tried out a quick example based on your code, works like a charm and no more mx classes in my SWF. Thank you for letting me know, I’ll update this post. Cheers, Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
Mrinal Wadhwa
SWF Machine: generating SWF binary from Erlang - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2010...
"Brett, Sure, you can always do it that way But, there’s a difference … SWFMachine hasn’t learned to write actionscript bytecode (ABC) yet .. it only deals with SWF instructions .. this is more akin to drawing a shape in Flash Professional than say compiling an AS3 class using MXMLC … the advantage of SWF instruction is that the SWF output obtained is much smaller compared to packaging ABC, also I think SWF instructions would execute much faster on the client than ABC … but the disadvantage is that SWF instructions are hard coded information .. ABC on the other hand is logic that can execute and make choices etc. Also, if the task is to dynamically generate swfs on the server, MXMLC is way too slow for that in my opinion. Thanks, Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
Mrinal Wadhwa
Erlang Web Server Benchmarks - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2010...
"@asdasd Erlang Web is very nice, but its a framework and not a webserver, it uses Yaws or INETS as the webserver. I;m writing my own framework for my own needs so I was only comparing performance of webserver modules … YAWS and INETS did not seem to perform as well as Misultin. Thanks, Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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Flash, Erlang and Realtime Collaborative Interfaces - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"Sure, feel free to do so, my posts here are all licensed under creative commons. And, I’m @mrinal on twitter" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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"@Sandeep You can download it via slideshare, Download" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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"Thank you everyone, very glad you liked the presentation" - Mrinal Wadhwa
Mrinal Wadhwa
Enhancing Flex applications with Google Gears - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2008...
"Hi iksnae, The js code used is in the mxml file, it gets evaled into the container using Abdul’s Javascript tag. If you just put that code in the contain html file, it should work. Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
"Hi iksnae, The js code used is in the mxml file, it gets evaled into the container using Abdul’s Javascript tag. If you just put that code in the contain html file, it should work. Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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"Hi George, Yes I am opinionated (strongly, at times) … but I don’t wish to come across as rigid, so maybe I need to work on that, thanks for pointing it out. I do feel that debates (even the intense strongly opinionated ones) are a good thing .. because amidst all the chaos they provide an opportunity for clarity and help us understand things better. Thank you for the feedback Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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Adobe BrowserLab: Cross browser testing Nirvana - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"Vyasa, If someone using this for testing browser compatibility then covering all browsers is much more important than a few seconds gain of speed. Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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"Dennis, I and several others love reading what you say precisely for your frank, insightful and well thought out opinions. Don’t let stuff like this get you down, these people have no clue what they’re talking about. _ Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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The state of Enterprise UIs : “It’s a design thinking problem” - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"That is a very good point Markus, Moving from server side controlled rendering to a thicker client approach can be pretty challenging implementation wise. Although, the focus on UX is independent of that technology choice, there are many examples of great experiences built with older UI technologies and at the same time many horrible experience built using newer so call RIA technologies. I think, its more related to how teams that produce software think … and weather on not there is a driving force in the team that consistently directs the team to good UX choices. Ideally this person should have an authoritative role in the process .. because at times he/she will point you to seemingly disruptive directions .. but that’s what’s needed. Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
Mrinal Wadhwa
The state of Enterprise UIs : “It’s a design thinking problem” - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"Leisa, Thanks for sharing you thoughts … you’re absolutely right, its really hard for most business decision makers to perceive the value in stripping features off their product … the reality though is that many a time features exist only to compensate for the ineptness of some other feature in the system. I think (hope) that the way around this is that businesses will start to understand tangible value in UX (already happening?) and that will hopefully create these influential UX voices and give them a proper place they deserve in application development work flows. Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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The state of Enterprise UIs : “It’s a design thinking problem” - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"That’s true. I was trying to highlight why in general enterprise software has bad user experience .. I think its because of the missing design thinkers … interaction design is usually not part of the process of building enterprise applications .. and unless that changes I think we will continue in this state we’re in." - Mrinal Wadhwa
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"Peter, that sounds like a great plan … Welcome to India ! I wish you all the best and look forward to hopefully meeting you soon." - Mrinal Wadhwa
Mrinal Wadhwa
Flex 4: Random Layout and Step Layout - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"@rconr007 you can write similar code that modifies x,y position based on data to create an Org chart but for that you would write a regular Component. As far as I understand them, Layouts are not meant to deal with data, they generally only interact with the ILayoutElement or IVisualElement interface of group’s children" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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Flex 4: Random Layout and Step Layout - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"Jesse, Neat little layout class you have there … shouldn’t take much to translate it to play well with Flex 4 … you should give it a try. If I ever need a random layout in a project .. I’ll pick on your algorithm .. thanks for sharing. _ Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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Gradient fidelity and FXG generation tools - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"@Himanshi Really? I may have missed something … I still don’t see anything on the subject in the notes … could you please point to the exact quote from the release notes that would’ve help in this situation? Thank you, Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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"Hacker Night is an awesome event ! I had a lot of fun last year .. and some tangible code does come out it as well … In addition to all the examples Craig mentioned .. the Ribbit Flash Island I wrote at TechEd last year was a result of Thomas’ presentations I saw first at Community Day and then at Hacker Night. I hope more SAP/RIA geeks can make it to Bangalore this year .. I’m looking forward to a fun evening hacking stuff up." - Mrinal Wadhwa
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FXG paths to Flex components convertor - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"Hi Jan, That seems like a good idea … I will try and change that whenever I have some time. If you wish I would be glad to make you a committer on the google code project and you can make the change your self. Thanks, Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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"@Satish Could you clarify what you mean when you say .. “current ActionScript + MXML mélange”? I haven’t spent much time with Laszlo _ Mrinal P.S its funny you use “was” with OpenLaszlo" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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"If you find this annoying, please vote on this Flash Builder bug https://bugs.adobe.com/jira..." - Mrinal Wadhwa
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"Garth, I would agree, as long as your mobile phone app deals with data on the network and offers a more engaging and richer experience compared to an average mobile app .. in my head its an RIA. Its all relative though .. its an RIA today, the same app may not be an RIA an year from now Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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Gradient fidelity and FXG generation tools - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"Sanjay, Thank you. . So some best practices I could figure .. . 1. Use Emulate Illustrator 6 (or any RGB color profile) Emulate Illustrator 6 2. Avoid non 50% mid point gradients 3. If you have a non 50% mid-point gradient .. for now use the SVG export workaround, described in the post above .. next version of Illustrator will fix that in FXG export as well 4. If you or your designer are still not happy with the output use the hard core manual approach described in my comment above 5. Rasterizing the gradient may be an option as well." - Mrinal Wadhwa
Mrinal Wadhwa
Gradient fidelity and FXG generation tools - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"This one is with the Emulate Adobe Illustrator 6 setting .. 1. Gradient (non 50% midpoint) created using Emulate Adobe Illustrator 6 setting 2. SVG Export . . You can find the modified AI file with this new setting here _ Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
Mrinal Wadhwa
Gradient fidelity and FXG generation tools - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"Sanjay, thanks for the quick reply An Illustration created with an RGB color profile, having a non 50% mid-point doesn’t seem to match exactly with its SVG export . 1. Gradient (non 50% midpoint) created using Adobe RGB (1998) profile 2. SVG Export . . You can find the modified AI file here Am I doing something wrong? _ Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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Gradient fidelity and FXG generation tools - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"Greg, Thank you for researching this. . As you said .. don’t think designers will like this restriction .. I guess I’ll find out later today when I suggest this to my designer . I’ll send Sanjay (from the Illustrator team, who commented above) an email about your findings .. lets see if he has a suggestion .. he did tell me in an earlier email that they will at least make it same as SVG with the interpolated points. That’s certainly not perfect. In the last image above that slight loss of purple tint makes a significant difference in my final output .. here’s what I am doing right now to satisfy my designer (don’t laugh at me ) . 1. Export SVG of the gradient. 2. Use the offset values in SVG to calculate pixels where colors change 3. In Illustrator place guides at all those pixels 4. Move all the guides up 1 pixel (up arrow) 5. Use a tool external to Illustrator (OSX DigitalColor Meter) to calculate the exact colors at those pixels 6. Convert all that to FXG 7. This leads me to an..." - Mrinal Wadhwa
Mrinal Wadhwa
Gradient fidelity and FXG generation tools - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"Thanks David, That is a very important point to highlight, most flex developers (like me) won’t know about that and most designers won’t care. . My second comparison above was done with the color setting of “Emulate Adobe Illustrator 6″ … but I still could not get an output that looks as intended (see above) _ Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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Gradient fidelity and FXG generation tools - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"@Tyler, Such a tool would be very useful indeed, do let me know when you’re done . Illustrator could possibly have a Flash mode where the design area gets rendered in Flash while the designer designs … or Flash Professional should generate pure FXG without using assets. _ Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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Gradient fidelity and FXG generation tools - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"Greg, You’re probably right .. the mid-point reasoning seems logical. . I noticed that in my test illustration used above the mid-point is at 87% .. which does reflect in the FXG output above as ratio property of the second gradient stop .. that doesn’t seem right somehow. _ Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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Gradient fidelity and FXG generation tools - http://weblog.mrinalwadhwa.com/2009...
"Sanjay, Thank you so much for reaching out to help. Appreciate that a lot ! I’ve sent you an email with a test file, let me know if I can help in any other way. Thank you, Mrinal" - Mrinal Wadhwa
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