Archive for May, 2008

Adobe Max 2008/2009

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Registration is now open for Max NA 2008.

Never been a Max before, maybe I’ll make it to one this year.

Adobe Max 2008/2009

Library & LibraryManager

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Here’s and example of our Library & LibraryManager classes that we use in some of our Flex and AS 3.0 projects to manage our external assets stored in SWF’s.

The classes enabled you to create multiple libraries of embedded (retaining and giving access to code) or loaded SWF’s.

You can create instance of Library wherever you want, but you can also create them through the LibraryManager giving you a single class to gain access to all your Library instances.

Here’s a quick example creating 2 Library instances using the LibraryManager. Each Library contains 2 SWF’s, each containing a BitmapData and MovieClip which are created using the Library. One Library instance embeds the SWF’s the other loads them. Not shown in the example, but you can also have a mix of loaded and embedded SWF’s in the same Library, and they contain fonts as well as custom classes.

LibraryExample
LibraryExample source (NOTE: The source has already been edited but not updated here. I suggest you pull down the latest version from our google code repository)

You can obviously get it one our Google Code repository.

Flash 10 Language Reference

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

You can download the current Flash 10 language reference from Adobe here.

Tink – Google Code Library

Friday, May 16th, 2008

I’ve been meaning to set this up for a while and finally I have a couple of classes in there.

I’ll move all our publicly released stuff into this code library for ease of use over time, i.e. users will be able to get an email when me make updates or additions.

http://code.google.com/p/tink/

Flex on the Beach

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

It’s great news to hear that both Ben Stucki, Doug McCune along with Mike Jones and I presume Nicolas Lierman will Flexing/AIRing at FOTB along with myself and no doubt a couple of others (keep your eyes on the session details for confirmation of Flex/AIR sessions).

It’s also only a week left to get a ticket at the ‘Double Early Price’. More info on the event here.

Flash on the beach

Gonna be a blast again!

London Flash Platform User Group May 2008

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Apologies for no meeting last month. Unfortunely neither speaker I had arranged culd turn up and it was too late (and we were too busy) to get something together at short notice.

I have to thank the 2 presenters from March’s meeting, Matt Biddulph and Alias Cummins (I promise to get the videos of their sessions up soon).

This months we (myself, Jolyon and Matt) will be doing a double session on Flash CS3 components. If your using the component or planning to these sessions could be useful for you. We’ll be looking at the life cycle, skinning, bugs, extending etc.

This months event is sponsored by friends of ED (we love those guys!).

London Flash Platform 29th May 2008 (29/05/2008).

We are also repeating our training session, ‘Building 3D Websites in Flash’ taken by Rob Bateman for the third time (probably last for a while). More info on the training here.