Tuesday, January 19, 2010


One of the problems with trying to debug a Flex application is that the data being communicated in requests and responses between the client and the service is transmitted in Action Message Format (AMF), so it isn't directly visible in most web debugging proxies.  What most people do to overcome this is use Charles, a web debugging proxy that supports parsing of AMF.  I've used Charles previously with Java web applications, but I didn't particularly care for it and have been using Fiddler instead for some time.

More on the move to Windows 7...

As you might be able to tell from my earlier post, I've started a move to Windows 7.  The first one was an in-place migration from Vista on my XPS laptop.  I'll be doing a migration from a Windows XP to a new Window 7 desktop a bit later this month.

Finally, real multi-monitor support in remote desktop

One of the new features of Windows 7 is the Remote Desktop Client (RDC) 7.0, which finally provides decent multi-monitor support.  See the Terminal Services Team Blog for the nitty-gritty details.  Some caveats though: