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Welcome to, the personal homepage of Brandon Purcell. I started building many, many years ago to share information I ran across everyday in my role as a Support Engineer and Consultant for Macromedia/Adobe. As a support engineer and consultant I always had a lot to blog about but as I moved into managment roles at Adobe my technical content dwindled.

I currently work as the Director of Technology for Universal Mind. My primary responsiblity is managing the SpatialKey project and it has been an amazing experience. I have been spending a lot of time working with Amazon Ec2 and will share my experiences through the blog in the future. I truly believe that Cloud Computing is the IT platform of the future and we have built the SpatialKey architecture on top of Ec2.

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March 29, 2004

As you may already know Flex 1.0 is now available. There are tons of resources available on Flex and I will help you find them.  I have spent most of the last few months working a lot with Flex and have really grown to love it.  The excitement I felt when I started working with CF back in 1997 I am feeling all over again with Flex. The Applications you can build are truly amazing and the great thing is I don't have to be an accomplished designer to build it.

You will first want to start with to understand what Flex is and if it fits your needs.

Next, you will want to read the articles from the Flex Developers Center. You will find everything from Building your first Flex application to Architecting Flex Applications. To keep up with all of the latest information I suggest you check out the following blogs:

Christophe Coenraetes
Matt Chotin
Ben Forta

You can find help at the Flex Support site as well. The Flex support team has been working hard as well publishing technotes to help solve common issues developers will run into.

You will be seeing a lot more Flex on my blog in the future. If you want to subscibe to my Flex RSS feed you can use the following URL's

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Are the DevNet Subscribers going to get a free trial or do we have to buy a CD too?

I received an e-mail from Macromedia informing me that a download will be available in DevNet in the first week of April.

FYI, there is now a FelxUnit testing framework on SourceForge.

If you run a Flex or Flash application on Linux in Firefox or Mozilla you may see the application only render partially and the rest of the screen shows up gray or black. This is a known issue with the Flash Player. You can find some information on the mozilla website.<a href="">electrolux servisi</a>


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