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Catch Security Vulnerabilities Using SwfScan

Posted by | March 26, 2009 .

A week ago HP released a tool called SwfScan to help Flash developers identify security vulnerabilities in their code. SwfScan takes the path to a .SWF as input, decompiles it to source code, and analyzes the source code to identify security vulnerabilities. SwfScan can decompile both AS2 and AS3 and using static analysis identify over […]

Four Flex IDEs

Posted by | March 4, 2009 .

From the obvious to the less obvious: 1. Adobe Flex Builder: Most Flash developers swear that this is the easiest way to develop rich Internet applications for the web and the desktop using Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR. Understandably the most extensive IDE for Flex available on the market. A free student license, a 60-day […]

Rounding Up Safari’s Week

Posted by | March 2, 2009 .

The Adobe Flex Team is conducting a Flex user survey and Inside RIA is conducting a poll about how frequently developers contribute to open source efforts. Adobe AIR 1.5.1 was released. It includes a number of minor bug fixes and a new API. Now it is the turn of Silverlight to talk about adoption numbers. […]

ACE Solitaire: A Beginners’ Flash Game Example

Posted by | January 6, 2009 .

Adobe Evangelist Ted Patrick is another of those who were busy during the vacation. He finished a Flash game called ACE Solitaire that he had been working on for about 3 months. The game was launched on Facebook on Jan 1st of 2009. ACE Solitaire is a Classic Solitaire game with one difference: All the […]

Rounding Up Pre-Christmas Week

Posted by | December 22, 2008 .

The Linux version of Adobe AIR 1.5 is now available for download. What is more, there is also a 64-bit Linux alpha version. There appear to be a few issues with the installations, so Rob offers tips to overcome them. A guy called Mike Welsh ported Doom to Flash. Peter Elst interviewed him on his […]

Free Adobe ActionScript Book for Download

Posted by | December 6, 2008 .

The book is titled: Adobe Flash Platform ActionScript reference for RIA development. That’s quite mouthful. Anyway, it’s free and you can download it here. I think it’s Adobe’s effort to show developers the full stack of RIA technology. Makes sense.

Integration of KapInspect Into Your Flex/AS3 Application

Posted by | December 4, 2008 .

This is the last in a three-article series. This explains in detail the different ways of integrating KapInspect into your applications. How to include KapInspect into your application? There are different methods to include KapInspect into your application, depending on what packaging you use: 1°) With KapInspect.swc Just add this library to your project, and add either […]

How KapInspect Can Help You to Develop, Debug and Maintain Flex/AS3 Applications

Posted by | December 3, 2008 .

This second part of a three-article series reviews KapInspect features in detail. KapInspect Basic Principles The left pane displays a tree of the display list for your application, and for popups if any. For popups, you must refresh manually with ‘refresh popups’ button. When you select an item in the display list, a frame will outline […]

KapInspect: X-Ray Glasses for Debugging and Maintaining Flex/AS3 Applications

Posted by | December 2, 2008 .

This is the first in a three-article series on KapInspect. What is KapInspect? KapInspect is a free debugging and introspection tool that will help Flex and AS3 developers to inspect their applications at runtime. Its main features are: Display list hierarchical browsing for applications as well as for popups Dynamic display list tree, reacting to add and […]

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