Berlin finally gets a Flex Camp

badge_vertical_highJune 14th (My Birthday by the way ;-)) Berlin (Germany) will get a completely free Flex Camp organized by the Berlin Flex User Group (Flex Labs).
Whether you want to enjoy free presentations and hand on coding session or just come and celebrate my birthday this is definitely the place to be.
Remember we don`t have a Max this year in europe so this is something you should not miss.

Confirmed speakers are: Andre Michelle, Thomas Reppa, Dirk Eismann, Cedric Madelaine, Duane Nickull…

You can`t imagine how much energy the Berlin Flex User Group puts into this event so please show up and make it a success.
I can no longer accept that the Belgiums laugh about our small community :-)

Get the details here:

Thanks to Flex Lab for organizing this!

Ahhhhh! And very short notice but well worth it. Tomorrow May 27th they have Andrew Shorten talk about Catalyst and Dirk Eismann about BlazeDAss.
Check out the details here:

Gumbo Tips #1 FlexGlobals.topLevelApplication

I`ve not posted for a long time and it seems it will stay like this for a while as I`m hands down in work :-(
However I`m using my spare time to get up to speed with Gumbo. My learning project will be a new version of RichFLV (not saying that it will ever be ready :-)). So i thought I start a little series with small things I found while converting projects from Flex 3 to Gumbo.

Here is a first really simple one:

Application.application is no longer In Gumbo we have FlexGlobals.topLevelApplication instead.

I know you should rarely use Application.application because it reminds too much of the old devil root but sometimes it`s needed (or?)
For example if you want to create a popup and you create it not in the root of your app or in a non visual class in Flex 3 i would have done
something like this:


now in Gumbo you could use this


Some info about this change can be found here:

BTW can anyone recommend a good code highlighting plugin? 😉