April 17, 2008

Flex, MVC, Cairngorm and Universal Mind Extensions

Filed under: cairngorm, cool, dev, education, flex, mvc, tip — michaelangela @ 8:08 pm

This podcast with Thomas Burleson probably has the best description of MVC with Flex, why to use Cairngorm, challenges of using Cairngorm, why to use the universal mind extensions, the problem of view locators and how to work with those, etc. Good stuff. I wish there was a transcript of this.

UMEvent, UMCommand, Callbacks, and other goodies galore. Cairngorm is really, really good. It’s very lightweight. This just takes it further. Now I just need to understand how to use them. ๐Ÿ™‚ But that’ll come later.

Another interesting bit is about the centralized error handling… oh good stuff.

Hmm… webservice is far slower than remote objects. And if they fail,
they can fail silently. Ah, that’s WSDL services. Interesting stuff.

Sequences in Cairngorm is quite different than sequences in UM Cairngorm… wow… nice stuff. It’s giving you quite a bit of flexibility: firing sequence of events and commands.

Another bit about refactoring is mentioned, i.e. every use case in Cairngorm has a command/event. It’s definitely workable but it can get tedious. The UM extensions help with that as well.

Download the file and listen to it with Quicktime Player and bump the speed up to like 175% to save some time. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Flex Show: The Flex Show – Episode 41: Universal Mind Cairngorm Extensions w/ Thomas Burleson


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