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If you are venturing to implement a Rich Internet Application (RIA) with Appcelerator, then there are features about the framework that I’m really geared up about that help you implement your solution effectively. When used together these items enable the agile creation of solutions in a shorter time that integrate nicely with services in an existing architecture and provide a richer user experience for clients. In this article I will cover 7 key tips. Tip #1: Achieving Re-use There are a bunch of ways to do this, personally I leverage app:content files judiciously. You can provide args in the definition of your content files so that you can use the same content file over again. Some things to keep in mind: reference the args as #{argname} in your element ids, any variables, and make sure that functions you call take this into account (possibly make them statel... (more)

JSON Serialization with Appcelerator Java Services

The issue of serializing/transforming model objects is not new, heck I’ve been doing this for quite some time: RMI (ejb/corba) XML (jms, soap, etc..) JSON JSON is not the only way to serialize objects for Web 2.0 applications, but it's the most abundant and heavily used throughout the Appclerator framework. Doing this is actually really easy to do with Appcelerator IModelObjects. Our IModelObjects can easily be used along with Hibernate for persistance, but let's leave that for later for now. When you define your Model classes, there are some very simple things to keep in ... (more)