Welcome to the Flash documentation blog

Hello and welcome to the new Flash documentation blog. Just a quick introduction before we get going. I’ve been around the Flash community for awhile, and started writing books on Flash a few years ago. I started the website www.flash-mx.com (we still blog there too), a forum www.flashmx2004.com, and submitted a number of Developer Center articles and tutorials. So in addition to writing, I use (and love) Flash.

After writing full time for a few years, I started contracting as a technical writer for Macromedia (for the 7.2 updater release) and moved from Calgary to San Francisco about 6 weeks ago to start working at Macromedia full time. This city (and the green-colored Macromedia basement) are great places to hang out.

So the purpose of this blog is to do the following:

– listen to feedback on the current documentation structure and content (of course!)
– listen to what you want to see in future documentation (particular examples and so on)
– elaborate upon certain elements of the documentation (such as explaining how some of the Help Example FLA files were built… have you found them yet?)
– demonstrate bits of new documentation you might not have seen yet
– answer and address FAQs (from feedback on the LiveDocs system)

Big thanks to Mike Chambers for setting up this blog, and I look forward to hearing your feedback and sharing ideas.

10 Responses to Welcome to the Flash documentation blog

  1. EMA says:

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  2. it would be nice if one day the undocumented namespace methods/properties would be documented, or if there would be an official word from macromedia on why they are not documented:- prefix- localName- namespaceURI- getPrefixForNamespace(namespaceURI)- getNamespaceForPrefix(prefix)

  3. Martin says:

    You left Cowtown for San Fran just to work for Macromedia?! Now that’s got to be dedication. Good luck();

  4. Hey Jen – it was great to meet you at MAX, and I’m glad to see there’s an official source for documentation complaints/suggestions/etc. I look forward to contributing in whatever way I can.

  5. Josh Dura says:

    Congrats Jen! A well deserved position. Glad to see that the documentation will be in good hands (not that it wasn’t already).

  6. Dave Wight says:

    Jen you rock.

  7. LarryP says:

    Jen…does this mean you won’t be writing any more books??? :(The documentation has improved tremendously since 2004 came out a year ago! I’m sure you had a lot to do with that! Thanks! See you in THE forums…!!

  8. jdehaan says:

    Thanks everyone! I will look into the namespace issue (& file a bug).LarryP (aka: awesomeForumMod): That’s correct – no more books, except for the ones that have already been written. One is older material that will be revised/updated by other people. Another book was written this summer, printed, and might be available next week.The good news (maybe!) is that everything I do is now free 🙂

  9. Sebastian says:

    I don’t understand why the documentation for the eventDispatcher class is limited to components. It is such a great functionality for general use. I should be documented more. AsBroadcast should also be documented.

  10. i need a job,any job acept from drogs.maybe like house keeping and food service or cashier or office job.