Archive for April, 2006

Podcast : April 12, 2006

I just uploaded this weeks podcast.

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Using ObjectUtil.toString() to trace properties of an Object

If you need to get a quick view into an Object or class instance, you can use the mx.utils.ObjectUtil.toString() API included in the Flex 2 Framework.

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Chart : FlexCoder’s List Historical Post Trends

I have noticed over the past couple of weeks that the volume of posts to the FlexCoder’s list seemed to be increasing. So, in order to confirm this, I put together a quick chart that plots the last two years of post volume to FlexCoders broken down by month.

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New Flex 2 component : Sliding Drawer

Sho Kuwamoto has posted a new Flex 2 component that he has built that creates a sliding panel / drawer.

The component is useful by itself, but it also shows one way to create a custom component in Flex 2.

You can find more information, as well as view the component and download the source from here.

Example : Iterating through Attributes using E4X in ActionScript 3

Werner Sharp (one of the Flash Player engineers responsible for E4X in the player) posted an example on the FlexCoders list showing how to dynamically iterate over XML attributes and their values using E4X in ActionScript 3. I wanted to post it here as it is useful to know, and to store for future reference.

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Tutorial : ActionScript 3 Projects in Flex Builder 2

Ali Mills and Luke Bayes have just started a blog and have posted a comprehensive tutorial on how to create ActionScript 3 projects in Flex Builder 2. This is a great tutorial to get started with ActionScript 3 and Flex Builder.

You can read the entire tutorial here.

You can download the Flex Builder 2 beta from labs.

Flex 2 / ActionScript 3 Connect 4 Game

Je Berkovitz has put together a connect 4 game using Flex 2 and ActionScript 3. This version allows you to play against the computer, and I have to say, the computer is pretty tough (I haven’t been able to beat it yet).

You can find more information, as well as play the game here.

Post in the comments if you are actually able to win a game.

Flex 2 Based Telnet Client

Complete Flex 2 Based Telnet Client.

You can view it here.

Tutorial : PHP and Flex 2

Mike Potter has posted an good article up on labs showing how to integrate Flex 2 and PHP together.

You can view the entire article here.

Weblog Design Updated

If you have already visited my blog since last night, then you have probably already noticed, but I have given my weblog a (much needed) face-lift.

I put in a completely new design, and updated some of the code for the sidebar. The design is based on a WordPress template put together by Marcos Sader, which I converter to Moveable Type and tweaked to my liking.

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