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Jul 08 2010

AS3 | Flash Builder | Flash Platform | Flex | News | Tools

July 2010 Auckland Flash Platform User Group Recap

This is old news now, but as per my personal tradition I wanted to post a short recap of the Flash Platform User Group meetup that happened July 1. First to present was Michael Andrew, who demoed FlexPMD, an auditing tool for ActionScript/Flex projects. Essentially the tool provides a set of recommendations of how your [...]

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Jun 04 2010

AS3 | Flash Platform | Flex | News

June 2010 Auckland Flash Platform User Group Recap

This month’s Auckland Flash Platform User Group Meetup began with a show-and-tell by the group’s usual host, VisFleet. CTO Aisha Fenton explained the business-side of VisFleet’s vWork software, a web-based task management application that allows a dispatcher to disseminate jobs to remote workers, who can log in via an iPhone app. Aisha provided an overview [...]

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Apr 27 2010

Flash Builder | Flash Platform | Flex

April 2010 Auckland Flash Platform User Group Recap

Last Thursday’s April meeting of the Auckland Flash Platform UG (once again held in the VisFleet offices) kicked off with UG manager Campbell Anderson demonstrating the new features of Flash Builder / Flex 4. Of particular note was Campbell’s demonstration of SourceMate, a Flash Builder companion that adds various code generation, refactoring, and metadata features. [...]

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Mar 18 2010

AS3 | Flex | News

March 2010 Auckland Flash Platform User Group Recap

Last night I attended the March meeting of the Auckland Flash Platform UG, held in the spacious offices of VisFleet. This was a great opportunity to freshen my knowledge on what’s happening in the Flash world. There were two presentations, with a break in the middle for the traditional developers meeting pastime of pizza and [...]

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Jan 07 2009

Flex | Tools

What command-line tools are included in the Flex SDK?

Inside the bin directory of the Flex SDK you will find a long list of command-line tools. The following is an overview of what these tools do: AIR Development Tools aasdoc – For creating documentation of the classes in an AIR application acompc – For creating a SWC component (a reuseable library of source code [...]

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Jan 06 2009

AS3 | Flex | Tools | Tutorial

Curious about Adobe Open Source? Get started with the Flex SDK on Mac OS X

How about creating a SWF that runs in the Adobe Flash Player without building it in the Flash or Flex Builder authoring environment, using tools that are free and open source? Ever since Adobe made the move from ActionScript 2.0 to 3.0 there has been a gem of a toolkit available that allows precisely that. [...]

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Dec 17 2008

Flex | Tips

What is Flex?

There was a question posted on the Flash Coders group on LinkedIn.com last night asking the simple question: “What is Flex?” I think reading about Flex for the first time can be a little confusing and intimidating, so here are some points to keep in mind: If you are coming from the Flash world, you can [...]

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Dec 05 2008

AS3 | Flex | Programming | Tips

Cairngorm versus PureMVC, the most basic example application!

Awhile back when I was learning to use the Cairngorm framework, Nicolas Lierman had a very basic example of a Cairngorm application. At the time I was trying to slog through the Cairngorm Store example, racking my brains trying to figure out what was going on. I didn’t need such a complex example to start [...]

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Aug 22 2008

Flex

After creationComplete a Flex component’s stage property is… what? null?

When creating a custom Flex component, it may be desirable to access the stage when initializing the component. However, as stated in the documentation, the stage property of a DisplayObject only becomes accessible (that is, does not appear as null) when the display object has been added to the display list. It would seem intuitive [...]

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Aug 20 2008

Flex | News

2008 Spring <br/> Conference video player online

I wrapped the great open source Flex FX Video Player in a Cairngorm web app and voila… a video player for the Spring <br/> conference videos.

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