Mate will be at MAX this year thanks to the Unconference event.
I will give a presentation tomorrow at 5:30pm (Monday November 17th).
Applying Dependency Injection to your Flex application using Mate Framework
This presentation will focus on how to solve some common problems encountered when working on views. We'll discuss what a view needs, and how we can use dependency injection and Mate framework to fulfil those needs in an unobtrusive way. We'll also discuss the advantage or disadvantage of alternative approaches and how Mate helps you deal with difficult-to-solve problems.
We will have some time at the end, so bring your Mate questions
There will also be other two presentations that will touch on Mate:
Comparing Flex Frameworks by Yakov Fain
Tag Based Frameworks by Harry Garland
I hope to see you there!
360Flex has started and we will be there. We arrived to San Jose and now we are waiting for our hotel room in the lobby. Laura is adding the finishing touches to her session about Mate for tomorrow. I need to help her with the example that she will use at the session.
She is planning to show how you can create an application with Mate and how all the parts are assembled together. For this, we created a sample app that allows you to browse movies and make movie recommendations. To skin it and make it look nicer, we are using Degrafa.
If you want to use a library in your Flex project, distributed as a SWC
file, you should not look at the SWC file size as any indication of how
much your compiled application will increase in size. If you want to
know how much size overhead the library imposes, look at the compiled release version of your app (Click on Export Release Build button). Even then, it will depend on how much of the library you are using.
I feel like a star. I was interviewed by John and Jeff of The Flex Show podcast about Mate Flex Framework. They have a very interesting interviewing style, where they ask you a question and then you go for like... 10 minutes, then they ask you another question, and so on. It's good because you don't get interrupted, which would be bad if you are trying to have a coherent thought. Not so good if you don't have much to say. Thankfully, I was able to manage it, I think :)
It is difficult to be able to give an overview of the framework by just telling about it, but if you are interested in trying Mate, it is a good high level overview.
You can listen to the podcast directly from their site, subscribe in iTunes or similar to their RSS or download the MP3 file directly.
A new Flex framework has been born. Actually, it is not really new,
because we've been developing and using this framework for a long time,
but it is now available to everybody.
"Mate" (pronounced "mah-teh" like latte) is a tag-based Flex
framework that uses implicit invocation to route events to handlers
using an "EventMap". Those handlers are a list of actions that is
executed when the event is dispatched.