Starling 1.1 has been released

May 9th, 2012 by Adrian

Starling logo

Starling (the hardware accelerated 2D framework for Flash using Stage3D) has been updated to version 1.1.

Some of the new features include …

  • Support for Multi-Resolution Development: Create your game for just one resolution and deploy it to any screen out there, simply by providing different sets of textures.
  • Use Blend Modes for interesting optical effects, without any sacrifices on performance.
  • Enjoy a Performance Improvement on the 1st Generation iPad and comparable devices. Benchmark results skyrocketed by 500%!
  • Display Live Statistics (framerate, memory consumption) through the new “showStats” feature.
  • Profit from numerous bugfixes and performance improvements throughout the code base.

You can download the latest version from here …

http://gamua.com/starling/download/

If you are looking for some useful resources to get started, check these links out …

Posted in ActionScript 3.0, AIR, Flash, Starling, Tutorials | No Comments »

Creative Coding Podcast

March 4th, 2011 by Adrian

Creative Coding Podcast

A new podcast has been brought to my attention called the Creative Coding Podcast.

Hosted by Seb Lee-Delisle and Iain Lobb, two names I’m sure you will recognise from the UK Flash scene.

They will be discussing the ins-and-outs of programming for visual and creative applications. The first episode only went out on 30th January 2011, so it is still early days. Give them your support by subscribing in iTunes now.

Here are direct links to the three episodes so far …

Enjoy!

UPDATE – October 29th 2012 – New episodes have been added below …

Posted in ActionScript 3.0, Adobe, AIR, Android, Augmented Reality, BlackBerry, Flash, Flash Catalyst, Flex, Game, Generative Art, Infographics, iPhone, Mobile, OpenFrameworks, Papervision 3D, Physical Computing, Podcast, Processing, Websites | 2 Comments »

Test for Capabilities.screenDPI

January 6th, 2011 by Adrian

With all the interest in mobile development there come the issue of dynamically resizing UI elements based on the pixel density of the screen. For example, if a button is set to be 100 pixels wide, it will appear at different physical widths depending on the device being used. This is because your desktop monitor may have a pixel density (DPI or PPI) of 86dpi but you mobile phone may have a pixel density of 326dpi (as is the case with the retina display on the iPhone 4). This may meant that you nicely designed UI is unusable, with items being too small to click on with your finger!

An article regarding this was posted back in Jan 2010 on the Adobe Developer Connection by Christian Cantrell titled ‘Authoring mobile Flash content for multiple screen sizes‘, and more recently (Nov 2010) a whitepaper by Allen Ellison titled ‘Flash sizing Zen: Making Flash fit on mobile devices‘.

In Christian’s article he mentions using the AS3 Capabilities class and the method screenDPI, however as Renaun Erickson pointed out yesterday there is a problem with the returned value from this method when using AIR on devices.

Here is a little test SWF which shows you what Flash thinks your system is displaying (correctly or incorrectly).

Download a ZIP of the FLA source file here

An image of the various sample sizes can be viewed here

Confirming that 86 pixels equals 1 inch on my 19" (1280x1024) monitor

Here are some useful links regarding pixel density, DPI and PPI …

Posted in ActionScript 3.0, AIR, Android, Bug, Flash, iPhone, Mobile, Sample Code | 2 Comments »

QR Code Generator

December 16th, 2010 by Adrian

Over the last couple of days I’ve been messing around with QR Codes and the Google Chart API. Basically I wanted to create a QR code in Flash using Google Charts to do the hard work. However, once I had it sending the data and loading the PNG back in locally, I soon discovered that Google Charts doesn’t have a crossdomain policy file (http://code.google.com/crossdomain.xml). This basically meant I couldn’t access the ‘content’ of the Loader object and I couldn’t access the BitmapData of the loaded PNG.

I then remembered reading about using a server-side script to act as a proxy, which would circumvent the security restrictions within Flash. After a lot of digging around on the web I came across a great article on Activetuts+ which had sample PHP code I could use. Success! It was now working online without any security sandbox violations.

Now I had access to the BitmapData of the loaded PNG I could make use of corelib to allow the user to save the resulting image as a PNG or JPEG to their computer. After that I added the ability to print the QR Code on to an A4 sheet directly from Flash. And finally I thought I’d have a go at using AlivePDF to create a PDF file on-the-fly which the user can save to their computer using FileReference (Flash Player 10 and above). I found this blog post by Alex Britez useful when generating the PDF using AlivePDF.

So here is the final SWF and a ZIP file containing all the (FlashDevelop) source is below.

You can view the SWF in it’s own page here.

Download the zipped source here

You can view the Main document class on Snipplr here.

Maybe now I should look at reading a QR Code using AS3.

Posted in ActionScript 3.0, Flash, Sample Code | 7 Comments »

Native Custom Cursors in Flash Player 10.2 using the new MouseCursorData object

December 1st, 2010 by Adrian

Native Custom Cursors

At last, Flash Player 10.2 Beta introduces (among other things) native custom cursors. This is one of those small features that doesn’t get headline news (unlike Stage Video) but is something developers have been requesting for ages, will make our lives a bit easier and will improve the end-user experience.

Thibault Imbert has a post on his blog showing and example of how the new MouseCursorData object and API will work.

Posted in ActionScript 3.0, Adobe, Flash | 2 Comments »

Rotating Spiral

November 25th, 2010 by Adrian

Spiral Screenshot

After recently seeing Chris Johnson’s Rotating Spiral Chrome Experiment using JavaScript and SVG (and very good it is too), I decided to create something similar in Flash. Now, let me first start off by saying that Chris’s spiral is a lot cleverer than mine because his is created programmatically, whereas mine is just a vector created in Adobe Illustrator and controlled using AS3 in Flash.

My Flash version can be see here.

Note, I did not create this to be some kind of benchmark testing tool between Flash and SVG rendering speeds. Please don’t post loads of comments telling me that one is better/faster than the other etc.

I’ve added some stats output just to see how it performs on different machines and for my own use. I’ve also added some controls, such as framerate, rotation speed, shade, quality, direction, colours and full screen mode. There are also some keyboard controls …

SPACE = Hide/show control bar and stats
S = Hide/show shade
Q = Toggle quality
D = Toggle direction

Thanks to Keith Peters for his Minimal Comps, MrDoob for his Stats Performance Monitor and Jack Doyle for TweenLite.

You can download my FlashDevelop Project (source code) from here.

If I get time I may update this to draw the spiral programmatically using pure AS3.
Here are some resources on creating spiral effects using AS3 …

Posted in Flash, Sample Code | 2 Comments »

Flash Camp London is Coming – 2nd December 2010

November 11th, 2010 by Adrian

Flash Camp London

Book your tickets now for Flash Camp London.

When: Thursday 2nd December 2010 @ 10am – 5:30pm
Where: Cinema 1, The Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS
Who:  Serge Jespers, Mike Jones, Rob Bateman, Mark Doherty, Ryan Hall, Peter Dolukhanov, Jodie O’Rourke

The sessions will include …

  • Keynote
  • Digging into ‘Molehill’ with Away3D
  • Deep Dive – AIR for Android & The Digital Home
  • iWonder: Multi-Screen Music Recommendations, Gone Pete Tong…
  • Flash Media Playback & OSMF
  • Introducing Flash Builder ‘Burrito’
See you there! (Remember to book your ticket)

Posted in Adobe, AIR, Conferences and Events, Flash, Flex | 3 Comments »

Flash Camp Manchester – Tomorrow (8th July 2010)

July 7th, 2010 by Adrian

Flash Camp Manchester

Flash Camp Manchester is tomorrow!

It is a FREE event, but you need to register online before you go.

Here is the schedule …

12:00 | Registration opens

13:00 | KEYNOTE – Adobe Systems

13:45 | Break

14:00 | INTRODUCING THE OPEN SOURCE MEDIA FRAMEWORK, Edwin van Rijkom (Adobe Systems OSMF Team)

14:45 | Break

15:00 | DEVELOPING WITH YOUR INNER DESIGNER, Mike Jones (Adobe Systems)

15:45 | Break

16:00 | SET YOUR CODE ON FIRE, Michael Plank (PowerFlasher Solutions)

16:45 | Break

17:00 | THE CURRENT STATE OF MOBILE UX, Anthony & Jerome Ribot (Ribot)

17:45 | Break

18:00 | MOBILE FLASH & AIR 2 FOR ANDROID, Mark Doherty (Adobe Systems)

18:45 | Break

19:00 | SPACE INVADING, Seb Lee-Delisle (Plug-in Media)

19:45 | PRIZE DRAW

20:00 | EVENT MOVES TO PUB!

See you there!

Visit the website for more details.

Posted in Adobe, Conferences and Events, Flash | No Comments »

swffit – Smart Flash Resize Script

February 5th, 2010 by Adrian

I remember stumbling across swffit ages ago, but never really gave it much thought at the time. However, a little while ago I put a small Flash site together (www.beauseat.com) for a friend, and it was scaled to fill the browser window. But when you resized the browser down to a small size you lost some of the navigation at the bottom. But today I re-found swffit, and it was just what I needed. It is really easy to use and just works!

Check out the swffit site and Google Code site

Thanks Miller Medeiros

Posted in Flash, HTML | 6 Comments »

GreenSock Tweening Platform has been updated to version 11

October 24th, 2009 by Adrian

GreenSock

The GreenSock Tweening Platform (which includes TweenLite and TweenMax) has recently been updated to version 11. It is still available for AS2 and AS3 and claims to be faster and more capable. There is a huge list of improvements on the GreenSock website (it was great before, even better now) and it has now confirmed to me that it is the best ActionScript tweening engine out there. The website is full of loads of help, examples, documentation, tips, speed tests and faq. I’ve always found the interactive examples on the GreenSock website particularly useful.

Three great new additions to the platform are TweenNano, TimelineLite and TimelineMax. TweenNano is only 1.6k in size and designed to be used where filesize is at a premium (i.e. banner ads). TimelineLite and TimelineMax allow you to build and manage sequences of tweens.

There is a feature comparison on the site and a Getting Started Tweening guide which you may find handy.

Go and check it out, and start using it in your projects.

Great work Jack! Thanks.

Posted in Actionscript 1.0 & 2.0, ActionScript 3.0, Animation, Flash, Flex, Tweening | 2 Comments »

Custom Event Reporting from Flash to Google Analytics

October 8th, 2009 by Adrian

gaforflash

Joseph Labrecque from the University of Denver has posted his session on Flash and Google Analytics that he presented at the FITC Unconference at Adobe MAX 2009. His example uses the gaforflash API which I hadn’t heard of before. It’s pretty interesting stuff and is definatley something that could be useful in the future. His presentation seems fairly clear to understand and thorough.

Check it out here

Posted in ActionScript 3.0, Flash, Presentation | 1 Comment »

ActionScript 3.0 Reference for the Adobe Flash Platform (BETA)

October 7th, 2009 by Adrian

BETA ActionScript 3.0 Reference for the Adobe Flash Platform

Adobe have consolidated all their ActionScript 3.0 help documentation for the Flash Platform in to one central place online. It works using search and filters to show you the information you are looking for.

BETA ActionScript 3.0 Reference for the Adobe Flash Platform

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/beta/reference/actionscript/3/

Posted in ActionScript 3.0, Adobe, AIR, Flash, Flex | No Comments »

Flash Applications on the iPhone!!

October 5th, 2009 by Adrian

It has just been announced at Adobe MAX that Flash Professional CS5 will allow you to set your publish settings to ‘iPhone’. This will compile your movie as a native iPhone app that can be submitted to the Apple AppStore. This is great news. Still no word on Flash within Safari on the iPhone, but to be honest I think being able to create useful standalone applications for the iPhone is better.

Read more info on Adobe Labs

http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashcs5/appsfor_iphone/

Developer FAQ

http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Applications_for_iPhone:Developer_FAQ

Developing for the Apple iPhone using Flash

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/logged_in/abansod_iphone.html

Adobe TV: Building Applications for iPhone with Flash Pro CS5

Posted in ActionScript 3.0, Flash, iPhone, Mobile | No Comments »

Launched: Open Source Media Framework Blog

August 7th, 2009 by Adrian

Open Source Media Framework Blog

A blog focussing on the Open Source Media Framework has just been launched. Product Manager Sumner Paine has posted a couple of blog posts. I’d recommend adding their RSS feed to your aggregator of choice.

Find out more …

Posted in ActionScript 3.0, Adobe, Flash, Flex | No Comments »

Mike Downey to Join Microsoft Silverlight Team

August 6th, 2009 by Adrian

Mike Downey and microsoft Silverlight

Last week Mike Downey announced that he has taken a new job with the Microsoft Developer & Platform Evangelism team for Silverlight. Those of you that have been in the Flash world for a while will know that Mike was Flash’s senior product manager for a number of years. He has always been a great advocate of Flash, Interactive Media and RIAs. His departure from Adobe at the end of 2008 came as something of a shock and I was sure that we hadn’t seen the last of him. I think Microsoft have made a shrewd move employing the talents of Mike and I wish him well with his new position. The competition from Silverlight can only be a good thing for the Flash Platform and the RIA industry as a whole.

You can follow him on Twitter here.

Posted in Adobe, Flash, Silverlight | 2 Comments »

50 Flash Websites You Definitely Should See

August 6th, 2009 by Adrian

%0 Flash Websites

Over at 1stwebdesigner.com they have put together a list of 50 Flash Websites You Definitely Should See. There are some amazing sites on there to check out and take inspiration from. I’m pleased to see the likes of 2Advanced Studios, Magnetic North and Unit9 on there. I hadn’t come across this site before, but taking a brief look through there are some interesting acticles and great lists of things to inspire and educate.

Posted in Flash, Websites | No Comments »

Launched: Adobe Flash Platform Blog

July 29th, 2009 by Adrian

Adobe have launched the Adobe Flash Platform Blog.

To quote their ‘About‘ page …

“Welcome to the Flash Platform blog from Adobe. This group blog provides the latest news, updates, and insights into the technologies, tools, and partners across the Flash Platform. Join the conversation on the latest topics with our experts, engineers, product managers, and others on the platform team.”

Posted in ActionScript 3.0, Adobe, AIR, Flash, Flash Catalyst, FlashLite, Flex | No Comments »

What’s What on Adobe Labs (at a glance)

July 23rd, 2009 by Adrian

Adobe Labs

I find it is not very easy on Adobe Labs to quickly and easily see what all the current projects are. Just seeing a list of names like Durango and JamJar doesn’t really tell you very much at a glance, and it takes a little while to click through each one in turn to find out what they all are. So here is a list of all the current projects and a short summary (copied and pasted) from their respective pages.

Acrobat.com Presentations

A better way to create, edit, and share presentations with others online. Built on the Adobe® Flash® platform, Acrobat.com Presentations looks and behaves like a desktop presentation application but operates inside a web browser.

Acrobat.com Tables

a better way to work with others on data and information — such as task lists, schedules, contacts, sales numbers, etc. — that are typically created and shared in spreadsheets or simple databases. Built on the Adobe® Flash® Platform, Acrobat.com Tables looks and behaves like a desktop application but operates inside a web browser.

Alchemy

Alchemy is a research project that allows users to compile C and C++ code that is targeted to run on the open source ActionScript Virtual Machine (AVM2).

Blueprint

Blueprint is a plugin for Adobe® Flex® Builder™ 3 and Adobe Flash® Builder™ 4 that allows users to query for Adobe Flex and Adobe Flash code examples found on the Web directly inside of the development environment.

BrowserLab

BrowserLab provides web designers exact renderings of their web pages in multiple browsers and operating systems, on demand. BrowserLab is a powerful solution for cross-browser compatibility testing, featuring multiple viewing and comparison tools, as well as customizable preferences. Since BrowserLab is an online service, it can be accessed from virtually any computer connected to the web.

ColdFusion 9

The ColdFusion 9 public beta release unveils three main themes: unrivaled developer productivity, deep enterprise integration and simple work flow with Adobe Flash® Builder™, Adobe AIR® and AJAX to create expressive applications.

ColdFusion Builder

Adobe ColdFusion Builder is an Eclipse based IDE for ColdFusion development that is deeply integrated with ColdFusion 9. Now you can manage your entire ColdFusion development cycle from concept to production all in one easy to use tool.

Configurator

Configurator is an open source utility that enables the easy creation of panels (palettes) for use in Adobe Photoshop® CS4. Specifically, Configurator makes it easy to drag and drop tools, menu items, scripts, actions, and other objects into a panel design, then export the results for use inside Photoshop. These panels leverage the support for Adobe Flash® built into Photoshop, making it possible to drag and drop audio, video, images, and even other SWF files into a panel design.

Distributable Player Solution

The distributable player solution enables developers to create rich applications for the latest version of Adobe® Flash Lite® and directly distribute their content to millions of open OS smartphones, providing a better on-device user experience.

Durango

Durango is a framework that allows developers to build Adobe® AIR™ applications that can be customized by end-users. Durango allows developers, designers and end-users to easily mashup independent components to create new applications or extend existing Durango-enabled applications. These “mashable” components can be visual or non-visual (e.g., web services). Designers and developers can rapidly create prototype applications and then generate Adobe Flex® MXML source projects for further development. End-users can take parts of their favorite applications and bring them together in new ways.

Flash Builder 4

Welcome to the Adobe® Flash® Builder™ 4 (formerly Flex Builder) public beta release on Adobe Labs. The first thing that you’ve already noticed is that we are renaming Flex Builder to Flash Builder. This name change will create a clear distinction between the free open-source Flex framework and the commercial IDE.

Flash Catalyst

Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ is a new professional interaction design tool for rapidly creating user interfaces without coding. Transform artwork created in Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Illustrator® into functional user interfaces. Create interactive prototypes with the ability to leverage them in the final product. Publish a finished project as a SWF file ready for distribution. Work more efficiently with developers who use Adobe Flash Builder™ 4 to create rich Internet applications (RIAs). Designers use Flash Catalyst to create the functional user experience then provide the project file to developers who use Flash Builder to add functionality and integrate with servers and services.

Flash Collaboration Service

Adobe Flash Collaboration Service is a Platform as a Service that allows Flex developers to easily add real-time social capabilities into their RIA (rich Internet applications). Comprised of both Flex-based client components and a hosted services infrastructure, Adobe Flash Collaboration Service allows you to build real-time, multi-user applications with Flex in less time than ever before. And because Acrobat.com hosts the service, issues like deployment, maintenance, and scalability are taken care of for you.

Flash Player 10

Adobe® Flash® Player 10, code-named “Astro,” introduces new expressive features and visual performance improvements that allow interactive designers and developers to build the richest and most immersive Web experiences.  These new capabilities also empower the community to extend Flash Player and to take creativity and interactivity to a new level.

Flex Builder 3 for Linux

Flex Builder Linux is a plugin-only version of the Flex Builder that you can use to build Flex applications on Linux. Feedback from previous alpha releases has been very positive, and we are pleased to continue offering this version.

Flex 4 SDK

Welcome to the Adobe Flex® 4 SDK beta release on Adobe Labs (previously code named Gumbo). This release marks an expanded role for the Flex framework, now supporting both developers creating Flex applications and designers using Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ to create interaction design.

Hub

Hub is a client Adobe® AIR® application that connects to Adobe LiveCycle® ES services for the purpose of generating PDFs or assembling different PDFs into packages.  It demonstrates how to connect a client desktop to LiveCycle ES services using Adobe Flex® Remoting. The drag-and-drop client interface allows the user to upload files, watch the progress and retrieve the content back to the desktop with a single gesture. Hub was developed in response to customer requests for a client connector to Adobe LiveCycle ES.

InContext Editing

Welcome to the free preview of Adobe InContext Editing, the first Adobe hosted service developed for web professionals. Adobe InContext Editing is an online service that allows designers to create, manage, and control editable web pages. Web designers can use Dreamweaver CS4 to easily create editable or repeating regions, specify editing options or define CSS styles made available to authors. Content editors and publishers can also use Adobe InContext Editing to update website content through their browser — without learning HTML, installing software, or compromising design integrity.

JamJar

We invite you to see for yourself the kind of interactive, visually attractive, and scalable rich internet application that can be developed using Flex 2 technologies. JamJar provides a private and persistent canvas for small groups to easily exchange digital content in order to Plan events, Exchange ideas, Manage projects, Centralize information and Share files and images.

knowhow

knowhow is a technology preview that delivers single-click, contextual access to relevant help information from a panel in Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 software. knowhow gives users access to a wide variety of information—basic tool descriptions and short cuts, Adobe Help content, as well as community-generated tutorials, tips, and techniques on the web.

LiveCycle Data Services 3

LiveCycle Data Services server makes it possible to easily integrate Flex with Java/J2EE based applications.

Mars Project

The Mars Project is an XML-friendly representation for PDF documents called PDFXML. PDF, an ISO standard format, is the global standard for trusted, high fidelity electronic documentation. The PDFXML file format incorporates additional industry standards such as SVG, PNG, JPG, JPG2000, OpenType, Xpath and XML into ZIP-based document container. The PDFXML plug-ins enable creation and recognition of the PDFXML file format by Adobe Acrobat Professional and reading of PDFXML-format files by Adobe Reader software.

Photoshop.com Mobile Beta

the easiest way to upload, view, and share photos online from your Windows Mobile phone. Getting started is simple. All you need is a supported Windows Mobile® handset and a Photoshop.com membership. Available only to U.S. consumers as a free beta download.

Pixel Bender

The Adobe® Pixel Bender™ technology delivers a common image and video processing infrastructure which provides automatic runtime optimization on heterogeneous hardware. You can use the Pixel Bender kernel language to implement image processing algorithms (filters or effects) in a hardware-independent manner. The Pixel Bender graph language is an XML-based language for combining individual pixel-processing operations (kernels) into more complex Pixel Bender filters.

Spry framework for Ajax

The Spry framework for Ajax is a JavaScript library that provides easy-to-use yet powerful Ajax functionality that allows designers to build pages that provide a richer experience for their users. It is designed to take the complexity out of Ajax and allow designers to easily create Web 2.0 pages. The Spry framework is a way to incorporate XML, JSON or HTML data into pages using HTML, CSS, and a minimal amount of JavaScript, without the need for refreshing the entire page. Spry also provides easy to build and style widgets, providing advanced page elements for end users.

Stratus

Adobe® Flash® Player 10 and Adobe AIR® 1.5 introduce a new communications protocol called the Real-Time Media Flow Protocol (RTMFP). The most important features of RTMFP include low latency, end-to-end peering capability, security and scalability. These properties make RTMFP especially well suited for developing real-time collaboration applications by not only providing superior user experience but also reducing cost for operators. In order to use RTMFP, Flash Player endpoints must connect to an RTMFP-capable server, such as the Stratus service. Stratus is a beta, hosted rendezvous service that aids establishing communications between Flash Player endpoints. Unlike Adobe Flash Media Server, Stratus does not support media relay, shared objects, scripting, etc. So by using Stratus, you can only develop applications where Flash Player endpoints are directly communicating with each other.

Text Layout Framework

Welcome to the beta release of the Text Layout Framework for Adobe® Flash® Player 10 and Adobe AIR® 1.5. The Text Layout Framework is an extensible library, built on the new text engine in Adobe Flash Player 10, which delivers advanced, easy-to-integrate typographic and text layout features for rich, sophisticated and innovative typography on the web. The framework is designed to be used with Adobe Flash CS4 Professional or Adobe Flex®, and is already included in the next version of Flex, code named Gumbo. Developers can use or extend existing components, or use the framework to create their own text components.

Wave

When a friend posts a status update or there’s new content on your favorite site, be the first to know.  Adobe® Wave™ software gets the information you care about right to your desktop.  Click on the Adobe Wave badge on a website you want to follow and you’re ready to go.  Best of all, you’re in control: you choose which sites can contact you.  If you’re no longer interested, turning it off is a click away — Adobe Wave does not share your email address with websites. With Adobe Wave, get all of your notifications through a single application. You don’t have to worry about downloading a separate notification application for each website. To find out more, click on a notification to take you to a browser pointing right where you want to go.  Built with Adobe AIR® technology that has been installed over 200 million times, Adobe Wave lets you see all your most recent alerts at a glance.

XMP Library for ActionScript

Welcome to the XMP Library for ActionScript v1.0 preview. Adobe® Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) is a labeling technology that allows you to embed data about a file, known as metadata, into the file itself.  XMP is an open technology based on RDF and RDF/XML.

Posted in ActionScript 3.0, Adobe, AIR, Flash, Flash Catalyst, FlashLite, Flex, HTML, Mobile | 1 Comment »

FFD Magazine will be FREE

July 15th, 2009 by Adrian

FFD Magazine

From September 2009 FFD Magazine will become an online magazine. What is important – it will be also FREE of charge . The only thing you need to do is to sign up to their Newsletter.
http://www.ffdmag.com/prt/view/subscribe-to-newslet.html

If you’re not sure if you like the idea – try out the magazine – 4 back issues to download: http://www.ffdmag.com/prt/view/back-issues.html

Check this out! Let’s build the biggest Flash and Flex Developer’s Community!
www.ffdmag.com

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Flash & Flex Developer’s Magazine

May 27th, 2009 by Adrian

Flash & Flex Developer's Magazine

The latest issue of Flash & Flex Developer’s Magazine is out now (issue 2/2009).

Some of the topics covered in this issue are …

  • Flash Flex developer interview with Dave Schroeder about the Flashbelt Conference
  • BannerSnack – A quick alternative to Flash?
  • Working With Flash CS4 New Features: Inverse kinematics (IK) with Bone Tool
  • Tracking Time with Screenweaver HX
  • Using all the different components within CS4 to built a complete site
  • Model View Controller – What’s the Secret Sauce… ?
  • JSFL Quirks
  • SWX: The Native Data Format for Adobe Flash
  • An introduction to Flickr In Flash
  • Flash video and AS3
  • WebORB tricks
  • Multi-user Applications in haXe
  • Achieving a retro-style using only Flash
  • Secrets of a professional Flash game programmer
  • Interview with Lee Brimelow

Click here to subscribe

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