Posts Tagged ‘Programming’

Falling in love with REST APIs and Backbone

February 28th, 2013 No comments

How I mentioned in my previous post, there is some stuff that I really like about developing with JavaScript. Especially, working with REST APIs and Backbone is so simple. There just a view steps to do. In my case I have chosen the Qype Rest API. Create your model and define your properties you want to work with.


My most important Twitter Messages #15

February 8th, 2013 No comments

Twitter von der hess

A small summary of my Twitter messages from July 2012- January 2013:


New place – new people – new projects

February 1st, 2013 No comments

More than one year ago I moved from Linz to Berlin. I have never  regretted it. I had and still have many friends here, for skating the city is just great, a lot of things are going on here, especially in media art and of course  more than enough party. So it's definitely enough for not getting bored.

During last 13- 14 month I got involved in some projects with friends and new people. In this blog post I give a short overview of these activities.


Get in touch with JavaScript

August 26th, 2012 4 comments

Some time passed since this Adobe public relation dilemma about Flex and Flash happened. Honestly, it hit me very hard. Exactly at this time, I was diving deeper into the Flex 4 Component Framework and tried to adapt my new knowledge to Flex Mobile. After some failures and misunderstandings I was on a good way and I was convinced that the (new) Flex 4 Framework is a real step forward for developing User Interface. For this reason, I got a little bit mad about the whole discussion of HTML5 vs. Flex. I expected that HTML5 + CSS3 + JavaScript will come, but not so fast and powerful. However, I got a good opportunity and checked what it is all about this new hype of web technologies. As a Flex and Flash Develeoper the transition to this open standard development approach is not very difficult, except the tooling is like from another planet.  I had the feeling that finding the right tooling is as difficult as finding the appropriate life partner. There doesn't exist an one simple solution for everything like Flash Builder environment. In my case I recommend for writing Code to use the IDE Webstorm, for debugging I am using Firebug for Firefox. Whatever everyone has his own preferences, so decide for yourself what is the best.


My most important Twitter Messages #14

July 17th, 2012 No comments

Twitter von der hess

A small summary of my Twitter messages from February 2012- July 2012:


My most important Twitter Messages #13

February 21st, 2012 No comments

Twitter von der hess

A small summary of my Twitter messages from December 2011- February 2012:


Book review: Developing Flex 4 Components

February 1st, 2012 No comments

A couple of weeks ago I finished reading  the book "Developing Flex 4 Components" by Mike Jones. The reviews on were very promising and during my Flex 3 developing I always wished such a book. For this reason my expectations were very high.

I wasn't disappointed. The book is a perfect continuation of the Flex 4 beginner book "Flex 4 - Training from the source". Even it repeats some content like Data Binding and basics of developing custom compontents, it was enjoyable to read. Mike Jones has a really nice writing style for explaining the core concepts of the Flex 4 component and skinning architecture very easily. These chapters are really one of the best availabe informations to  these kind of topics. Completely new for me was the chapter about "working with Metadata". I learnt some deep concepts behind the Meta-tag usage of the Flex Framework. The same is valid for the "Distribution" part of the book. The development worklflow with Flash Library Project, Component Integraton in Flash Builder 4, and the Documentation part are very helpful for my future projects.


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Book review: Adobe Flex – Training from the source

December 16th, 2011 1 comment

A couple of weeks ago I read the book Flex 4 - Training from the source. It is the officially introduction book for Flex 4 from Adobe.  I was very curious about the book, because I started learning Flex 3 with no good start. For Flex 4 I wanted to learn it how I like to learn new things.


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My most important Twitter Messages #11

August 31st, 2011 No comments

Twitter von der hess
A small summary of my Twitter messages from June - August 2011:


Arduino Prototype: The “plate” Gaming Device

August 2nd, 2011 No comments

For two or three years I wanted to work seriously with Arduino. During this time I have done the same basic LED exercises again and again. Just for keeping alive my basic knowledge. Finally and luckily, I had to visit the Advanced Microcontroller lecture by Laurent Mignonneau. Laurent is the definition of a Geek himself. Not much talking, just doing, and a fucking huge amount of knowledge in electronics and programming. The assignment for his lecture was to create SOMETHING with a low resolution screen. Really advanced examples of a low resolution screen are the androp project (Making of | strobo animation) or Laurent's solar display (concept).

Plate Game Device Front

Device Front

device form

Device shot

Plate Game Device opened

Device opened