Ted Patrick

Ted Patrick


Ted Patrick is a Technical Evangelist for Flex at Adobe Systems. He worked with Flash since FutureSplash Animator and watched its evolution from animation to application.

Ted helped Macromedia/Adobe with the development of ActionScript 3, AVM2, ASC compiler, and Flash Player 9 for some 18 months prior to Flex 2?s release.

Prior to joining Adobe in May 2006, he provided consulting services at PowerSDK Software and Cynergy Systems.

Ted is a serial entrepreneur having successfully started-up 4 times and raised over 7 Million in VC funding for companies he founded.

3 companies have been successfully sold to other businesses and one was sold to a publicly traded company in 2001. Ted is actively involved in the Flex development community and works at Adobe to define the future of rich media.


Flex and ActionScript 3 Worst Practices

Since the release of Flex 2 and ActionScript 3, we have seen many best practices emerge along with many that fall into the "please never do this again" category.

Ted Patrick will highlight what not to do while building a Flex application using MXML and ActionScript 3.

It will be a fun look into bad programming habits, ugly code, and inappropriate uses of Flex technology.

Use of comments, strong typing, version control, interfaces and patterns are all strictly prohibited during this presentation.