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[ certification in Flex is good ]

[ flex resources on the web ]
[ familiarize with the various Flex UI components ]

[ develop best practices - coding is not only getting things done but also including an evidence trail that is consistent and easy to follow for people to follow later ]
- code behind -

[ logging and UI inspection in Flex ]

[ best way to 'embed' a 'swf' into a html page ]

[ best way to 'deep' link into a Flex 'swf' application ]

[ aware of the various data visualization libraries ]

[ aware of 'browser' hacking technologies ]

[ aware of having to dive deep in securing an application ]

[ aware the pros and cons of various client and server technologies ]
[ licensing - royalties - patents - etc (aware of the Java trap - )]
Adobe Flash VM - (aware of open and closed implementations the 'AVM2 -
ECMA 262' virtual machine )

HTML5 [ video, audio, canvas, native graphics and audio support, SVG
(scalable vector graphics), offline storage, etc)
WhatWG -
WebGL - HTML5 native acceleration

Flex Frameworks [best probably to start without a Flex MVC framework]: - [ the best - in my opinion ]

[ understand the mechanics of a computer by the endless layers of abstraction ]
From Nand to Tetris in 12 steps

[ the father of 'computer science' - Donald Knuth ]
- tomes on computing problems
( about sorting, searching, difference types of trees, balancing
trees, etc - technically this should be on every
software developers bookshelf )

[ know the names and classification of design patterns ]

[ understand and use various version control systems ]
- make sure to test the check out - check in collisions for each
version control system -
Apache Subversion -> -
Git ->

[ familiarize with IDE independent build tools ]
ant ->
ivy ->
maven ->

[ familiarize with continuous integration tools ]

[ how to host applications on the 'cloud' ]

[ aware of the technology stack in a Flex server ] - java language - java language
- java language - .net language - php language - python language - ruby language

[ aware of the various Flex opensource video streaming solutions 'RTMP' ]

[ blazeds and spring (inversion of control, IoC) ]

[ familiarise with the IoC concept ]

[ databases - aware of the 'nosql'' movement ]
google's 'bigtable' -

[ why ORM, object relationship management, matters ]
- allows the 'OOP' programming structure of the 'middle layer/business logic' to
be consistent with other layers of an applications especially the 'relational database' layer -
- aware of the tradeoffs - coding time - code complexity -

maintainability - various database resources issues -

[ Java technologies to have in tool chest ]

[ Flex/Java IDE, integrated development environments ]  - works in both windows and Linux - windows - windows

[ aware of language translation compilers ]

[ famialirize on when compiling 'flex' and when compiling 'java' to
turn on debugging ]
- know how to add breakpoints to running Flex 'swf' applications from an IDE -
- know how to add breakpoint to a running Java 'war' application from an IDE -

[ aware of java JEE containers ]

[ how to diagnose troublesome java issues ]

[ testing the Flex UI - automated tests ]
- great overview of Flex test frameworks -

[ flex 3D - physics - audio ]

[ famialiarise with augmented reality ( key concepts of markerless and
marker ) ]

[ familiarize with Linux - know how about 'live' usb/cd/dvd linux
distributions ]
- - build your own linux
- gentoo ( install 'most' applications as source code ) -
- rpm (red hat package manager ) -
- deb (debian - yet another package management system ) - -

[ install and boot Linux from a USB 'thumb' drive ]

[ familiarize with running a hardware simulator machine ]
( be aware of hardware simulator support in the CPU and in the
Linux/Windows OS )

[ miscellaneous technology - ( serverless bittorrent ) ( software defined radio )

[ import export from image editing tool 'gimp' and 'blender3d' ]
- useful for doing 3d imports into a 3d flex application

[ various groupware technologies ]

[ replace the microsoft exchange server (small to medium sized business) ]

[ how to handle a bunch of complicated rules ]
- know which domain a business solution resides - some solutions can't
be won out on endless coding
- Non-overlapping magisteria (NOMA)

[ new languages to be familiar with - for systems or to the metal coding ]
- familiarize with 'go' and the causes for the language to be created -

[ aware of the one 'vm', virtual machine, to run all the other virtual
machine programs ]

[ familiarize with the various browser version of Javascript ] - a good javascript IDE (code completion)

[ familiarise with Javascript best practices ]

[ from one language to Javascript ]

[ competition amongst other RIA frameworks ]

[ voip - voice over IP ]


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[ target machine is also running a wifi hotspot and an ssh server ]
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