Hydra Preview

With the public announcement of Hydra EMS being announced any day now, I thought I would give those of you that have been following its development a sneak preview of the UI and some of the new features we have added recently.

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Flex Builder 3

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Adobe Flex Builder 3 was finally released today following it’s successful 3rd beta release.

This release adds many new features including:

  • Improved Charting and Data visualization
  • Support for Adobe AIR
  • An Improved compiler with better linking support.
  • Caching of Flex Framework (Using RSLs)
  • And many more…

I just got my copy of Flex Builder 3 from Adobe and am impressed so far. The interface has undergone some renovations to improve productivity and allow for faster development and design. I have already found uses for many of these new features in many of my own projects, including Hydra. More details and samples in the coming weeks.

Flex: Word Tools

I created a small utility in Flex designed to assist RA’s and others at Purdue when designing bulletin boards. This utility takes a string and returns a breakdown of all the characters contained therein. How is this useful you ask? Well, when it comes time to cut out letters it is very nice to easily calculate that you need 5 letter E’s, 4 letter C’s etc. Source and application will eventually be posted to my projects site.

Here is the application example embedded in the site:

[flash medium=1 w=370 h=500]

Note: This requires Flash Player 9 to run properly.