Check out our Angular Book Series.

The Flex Show - Episode 11: Juan Sanchez Interview Part 2

This is the second half of Jeff's interview with Juan Sanchez from Scale Nine. Only one week to get in your entries for the Flex Builder contest

Juan Interview

Comments (Comment Moderation is enabled. Your comment will not appear until approved.)
Dan Wilson's Gravatar Hey guys,

I don't know if this is something you can fix, but when I download the attachment, it comes down as xxxxxx.mp3.htm .

It has always been like this but sometimes I forget to change the extension and can't find the file with my mp3 player. Just an FYI!

# Posted By Dan Wilson | 5/2/07 1:19 PM
Gregore's Gravatar Ok,I discovered you PodCasT around the end of April and I finaly caught-up to the No# 11 PodCasT. And now i'm jonesing for more. What the Hell did you do to me?? The only PodCasTs I want to listen to as mutch as yours is "Leo the tech Guy & MacO/S Ken.
Keep up the good work.

P.S. Can you do a segment just for newbies.
Thanks again,
# Posted By Gregore | 5/16/07 9:09 PM
Doug Farrell's Gravatar Hi guys,
I've been listening to the podcast for awhile and enjoy it quite a bit. However, there is one thing I'd like to see you change about the show. I'd like to hear a little less "about" the world of Flex and hear more about actually using Flex. What I'm looking for is some technical content about how to use, or get started using Flex. I'm an experienced programmer and am trying to learn how to use Flex. Right now that's not part of my job, so I'm trying to do this on my own, where it's hard to find free time to concentrate on this. I'd like to get good enough with Flex to introduce it to my job, but I need some guidance how to do things, how to get started, some technical information.
Thanks for the show!
# Posted By Doug Farrell | 10/8/07 11:00 AM
Jeffry Houser's Gravatar Doug,

Thanks for listening.

We've toyed around with ideas on how to accomplish this, but have come up blank. I don't think such instruction lends itself well to the audio format. If you had ideas on that, we'd love to hear about them.

We've thought about video podcast, which would suit the "teaching" Format much better than audio. However due to the time and costs involved, we'd need a sponsor to go that route. We just haven't devoted any time to exploring video (or sponsors).
# Posted By Jeffry Houser | 10/8/07 12:02 PM
Tom's Gravatar I mostly agree with Doug. I've been developing in .NET for a long time and have enjoyed the DotNetRocks podcast, which has been around since before the term podcast was coined. To me, what makes DNR great is that they have Microsoft employees and MVPs bringing relevant technical (not just marketing) information directly to the audience. Upcoming features, best practices, challenges they keep hearing about and how to work around them as well as what they're doing to make things better in future releases, 3rd-party tools and frameworks and on and on.

I've just gotten dragged into Flex and am trying to embrace it (ActionScript is ok, FlexBuilder is horrible compared to Visual Studio). I've listened to the last 6 or so episodes of your show, whatever was available from iTunes. You guys seem to have the 3rd-party tools and frameworks part covered. Some of the episodes (NoteFlight) seemed completely lacking in useful Flex information. If you could get Adobe technical employees (not marketing), or others who are truly in-the-know, to come share information you'll have a great show.
# Posted By Tom | 1/27/09 6:23 PM
Jeffry Houser's Gravatar Tom,

I sent you an e-mail offline, but based on your e-mail; am expecting it to bounce. So, here is my response in hopes you'll see it [or that other people will have a comment].

I really appreciate the time you took the write to us.

As a gut feel, I'd say that half of our show is is dedicated to what's going on in the Flex community; as opposed to technical topics. Episodes like Joe's Noteflight interview are intended as case study episodes. We've done a handful of them; and I think they serve a place in our universe.

We've had our share of Adobe employees, but I think part of what makes our show great is that we have people on who aren't from Adobe.

How technical can we get in an audio podcast while still being relevant? I believe I asked Doug the same question. If you have ideas, I'd love to hear them.

We've unintentionally avoided "Here is how to code Flex" topics in the audiocast. Do you think we should cover those? Be sure to check out our series of screencasts, which cover exactly that. They are more technical than the audio, but geared for beginners.
# Posted By Jeffry Houser | 1/27/09 8:10 PM
Jason Michaelq's Gravatar Great podcast. I have a general Flex question though. I have an online application that is using Ajax/HTML and has many data entry forms. Users complain of slow response time, because they are connecting remotely on slow connections. Is it possible that Flex could offer them a better experience with these forms and speed up the response time of data entry as they switch to various forms. I was thinking I coudl have them all loaded into Flex, dynamically when they first start the application - something I'm afraid to do with a Javascript/Ajax/HTML application - there are about 5 forms wth 20 fields, each.
# Posted By Jason Michaelq | 3/8/10 12:39 PM
All content Copyright 2007, 2008, 2009, DotComIt, unless otherwise specified. May not be used without permission.
BlogCFC was created by Raymond Camden. This blog is running version
Adobe, the Adobe logo, Flex, Flex Builder, and Captivate are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Adobe is not responsible for the content in any way.
This site part of the DotComIt Brain Trust