Create Your Own Image Buttons In Flex 4

The more I use Flex the more I love its extensibility. Being able to extend, view, or copy the native Flex code makes my job so much easier. Here’s a short tutorial demonstrating how it can help. I promise there isn’t much typing involved, but if you just want to skip to the coding and view the final source you can do so by right-clicking the finished help button at the bottom of the post and clicking “View Source”.

Flex doesn’t offer an image button, but let’s say you need one for an application that requires a question mark help button. Here’s one way to do it:

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ColdFusion Position Available – Northborough, MA

Pongo Resume in Northborough, MA is seeking a ColdFusion developer. Very casual working environment. Free caffeine all day long in the form of coffee, soda, or juice. Free lunches every Friday. If you’re interested send an e-mail to and tell them you heard about it on this blog.

Full description:

Company: Pongo Resume

Position Title: Development Specialist

Type: Full Time

Pongo Resume is a premier, full-service online resource for job seekers. Privately held and headquartered in Northborough, Massachusetts, Pongo was honored in 2009 as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private U.S. companies. Pongo Resume has more than 5 million registered users and averages well over a half-million unique visitors per month. The Pongo Resume web site provides users with all the tools, templates, and support needed to write professional resumes and cover letters, ace tough interviews, and secure a great job. Our users generate over 100,000 resumes per month.

We are seeking a bright, hard working, and self-motivated, mid to senior level Web Application Developer utilizing web technologies such as Flex, ColdFusion, jQuery and XML. You will work closely with all members of the Pongo team.

• Build and maintain highly scalable and dynamic web applications utilizing Flex, ColdFusion, jQuery and SQL Server.
• Develop reusable code and interaction with business logic database.
• Support and maintain existing application functionality through version releases and bug fixes.
• Adhere to rigid coding standards and best practices when developing applications.
• Brainstorm solutions and execute details to deliver end to end solutions.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Proven experience developing dynamic applications that blend interactive GUIs developed in Flex, ColdFusion and jQuery with SQL Server databases.
• Solid understanding of object-oriented programming techniques.
• Experience with object-oriented and services-oriented architectures and methodologies.
• Experience with Flex and ColdFusion frameworks such as Mach II, Fusebox, Coldbox and Mate, a plus.
• Experience with Content Management Systems, such as Mura, a plus.
• Must be detailed-oriented and possess a strong drive to deliver quality, consistent results in a timely manner.
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.


Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Pongo Resume provides a friendly and collaborative working environment which encourages personal and professional growth.

Benefits include medical (HMO), dental, long -and short-term disability, free lunch Fridays, 401K, 15 PTO days, 10 paid holidays, closed between Christmas and New Year’s with pay.

Good Luck!