BCS Eclipse Plugins For Multiple Distributions.

If you already have Eclipse Plug-ins installed, you can simply copy the link file from the dropins folder of the bundled copy of Eclipse, and paste it into the dropins folder of the target distributions.

Employing this technique will conserve multiple hours of downloading, setup and configuration of the target distribution.

BCS Codesnips Launch Windows Explorer To Specific Folder

There are those occasions when the windows explorer is needed at a specific location.  The following code may be employed to achieve the successful launch programatically.

procedure TBCSBuildStackC.XQTExplorer(ipath: AnsiString);
begin
  WinExec(PAnsiChar(Self.sys + '\explorer.exe /Select,"' + ipath + '"'),
    sw_Normal);
end;

The sys variable is populated by retrieving the system variable that points to the windows system root.

The ipath variable is the folder location where the explorer should open when launched.  It may be populated any number of ways.  Typically a open file dialog is employed for that purpose.

The overall result is to launch the windows explorer to that specific folder from a executing Delphi program.

Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer

BCS Eclipse Plugin For Multiple Distributions.

If you already have specific plug-in installed, you can simply copy the link file from the dropins folder of the bundled copy of eclipse, and paste it into the dropins folder of the target distributions.

Employing this technique will conserve multiple hours of downloading, setup and configuration of the target distribution.

BCS AddThis MXML Component

The simplest way to include AddThis functionality in all Flash Builder pages is to install this component and use it on every page that you desire to share with social web services.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<s:Group xmlns:fx="http://ns.adobe.com/mxml/2009"
		 xmlns:s="library://ns.adobe.com/flex/spark"
		 xmlns:mx="library://ns.adobe.com/flex/mx" width="127" height="18">
 
	<fx:Script>
		<![CDATA[
			[bindable]
			public var Title:String;
 
			[bindable]
			public var URL:String;
 
			[bindable]
			protected function image1_clickHandler(event:MouseEvent):void
			{
				var urlReq:URLRequest = new URLRequest("http://api.addthis.com/oexchange/0.8/offer");
				var variables:URLVariables = new URLVariables();
				variables.url = URL;
				variables.title = Title;
				variables.description = "This web site is for assisting technicians in ther technology endeavors";
			    variables.user = "description";
 
				urlReq.data = variables;
 
				navigateToURL(urlReq, "_blank");
 
			}
		]]>
	</fx:Script>
 
	<fx:Declarations>
		<!-- Place non-visual elements (e.g., services, value objects) here -->
	</fx:Declarations>
	<mx:Image x="0" y="0" width="125" height="16" source="http://s7.addthis.com/static/btn/v2/lg-share-en.gif" click="image1_clickHandler(event)"/>
</s:Group>

MyEclipse For Spring

http://www.myeclipseide.com

MyEclipse For Spring has serious code generation and scaffolding available from database schema as well as other viable metadata.

Scaffolding generates one, several or all the source code for Spring MVC, Spring Web Flow, Adobe Flex and iPhone!

This tool id definitely a game changer. Tomcat and Derby are installed as a default within the Eclipse IDE.

Visit http://www.youtube.com/user/myeclipseforspring to view up to 32 concise video tutorials on how to use MyEclipse For Spring.

Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer

RIA Development Using Frameworks For Flex

The basic data enabled PhP web site using CodeIgniter is exciting and comprehensive. The next level is using frameworks to develop Rich Internet Applications (RIA) using Flex 4. Caringorm is Adobe’s framework for delivering RIAs. This framework may be used concurrently with other existing frameworks as demonstrated by the Max Project.

My framework of choice is the Swiz framework. It offers the similar concurrent use but its main feature is the Inversion of Control. With this paradigm the minimum of information is supplied the the framework performs all the dirty work.

Click here to view an interview with Chris Scott one of the creators of Swiz.


Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer