If you're interested in application security for Flex/AIR applications hit the Google code link for the milestone release of Component Security Manager. Many thanks to everyone that offered input on this release - I appreciate it muchly.
So, yesterday I was sitting at my desk working on the socket server for my accessibility solution... and I had a little Thomas Edison moment.
The last article that I read got my blood pumping... add that to a Diet Coke w/ Lime and it ended up in me coding my own solution.
I’m always collecting links to articles to read so that I have something to do after firing off a compile… and yesterday I got an interesting one.
After reading through a few comments / questions about the accessibility project that I posted about last week - I decided to add a video walk-through that I hope will better illustrate what it is that I'm doing...
Hey you! Yeah you... the dude that likes to hang out in the GPS section at Best Buy. I'm talking to you...
As far as history goes - suffice it to say I've worked in university/corporate settings for a number of years where accessibility in software projects has been a hot topic; web applications have been particularly challenging. But... why worry? I mean... every corporate, university, library, and Internet-cafe computer already have accessibility 'built in' to the OS don't they? To some degree yes, but this isn't a simple yes or no answer.
This survey is a companion to the following post. If you haven't had a chance to read it yet... please take a minute to do so before completing the survey.
There has been a significant increase in the number of developers blogging about connecting Flash to peripherals, devices, gadgets, and whatnot over the last six to nine months. Alchemy is in full bloom on Adobe labs and Merapi was recently released to open source. Is it time to start thinking about Flash as a contender / foundation for interfacing with hardware?
Supporting software can be a pretty difficult task. Trying to visualize / recreate a specific condition that is throwing a troublesome exception might have you reaching for tums. Hey... I have an idea - just create an error reporting dialog that sends you an email with the details!