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Noteflight: Every Musician’s Flex App

Posted by Sravan | October 10, 2008 | 2 Comments

For the musically illiterate, be sure to read this wiki entry. Music is written, using what are called notes. Not surprisingly, there are softwares for this too. Even though most musicians still write music in the traditional way, on paper like “old-fashioned” writers, today they are increasingly being saved and edited using music notation softwares. And now we have one such application using Flex.

Noteflight is a wonderful startup that intends to propel the technology of music writing softwares. The venture was started by Joe Berkovitz and a handful of software developers with a passion for music. It can be […] Continue Reading…

Free Chapters of Learning Flex

Posted by Charles | October 9, 2008 | Comment

Adobe released two free chapters of the anticipated Flex book, Learning Flex. Chapter 13: Applying behaviors, transitions, and filters (PDF, 654K) All Flex visual components have a standard set of graphic filters and effects that let you create really expressive applications with minimal effort. Effects are auditory or visual changes to components, typically an animation of some form. Filters are static visual changes such as blurring or drop-shadows. In this chapter, you’ll discover how incredibly easy it is to apply visual effects to your components with simple MXML. Chapter 14: Styling applications (PDF, 2.7MB) Flex comes […] Continue Reading…

Visualizing Your Community with Flex

Posted by Landon Key | October 9, 2008 | 2 Comments

Flex888

Introduction
Hello, everyone here at Flex888, my name is Landon Key and I am the creator of PostWorthy.com. As a guest blogger I’d like to tell you about an exciting widget that I have created using Flex 3.0 and Yahoo’s MyBlogLog API (showing in this post and at Flex888 site.)

The most exciting feature of the MyBlogLog Community Widget is its ability to help you visualize the community surrounding your website (click the community button on the widget to your left). I will focus on the community graphing aspect of the widget and leave the the reader to experiment with reproducing […] Continue Reading…

Want to Make Money from Flash Games?

Posted by Charles | October 8, 2008 | 5 Comments

You can now. Google just released Adsense for Game, called Google In-Game Advertising. Current Requirements: Game plays: Minimum 500,000 per day Game types: Web-based Flash only Integration: Must be technically capable of SDK integration Traffic source: Must be 80% US & UK Traffic Content: Family safe and targeted at users age 13 and up Distribution: Must be able to report embed destination and have control over where games are distributed The item 3 is very interesting. Looks you need add code into your Flash to allow the injection of Google adsense […] Continue Reading…

10 Code Search Engines

Posted by Charles | October 8, 2008 | 4 Comments

The best thing about the web is that someone somewhere has done something you are trying to do. If you are a developer, here are the 10 places you can find those code that someone had done it. Google Code Search Krugle Byte My Code Dzone Snippets Code Fetch Codase Snipplr O’reilly Code Search JSourcery Merobase Do you have some other places to search and find the code?

Adobe TV Online

Posted by Sravan | October 8, 2008 | Comment

Fuelled by Lyora MacRae’s moderate success with the Adobe Flextv on Youtube, Adobe has taken video presentations to the next level with its Adobe TV. Or so we would’ve thought had I not traced this six-month-old press release in Adobe’s archives.

I’m guessing that Adobe TV has remained undiscovered by most of the world, because even Lyora herself hasn’t once mentioned its existence. Apparently, it is also available through the Adobe Media Player and is “the perfect showcase for Adobe’s broadcast video technologies in action.”

Adobe TV is a free channel (for the lack of a better word) that contains both […] Continue Reading…

Integration of Flex, Javascript, BlazeDS and DWR

Posted by Charles | October 7, 2008 | 1 Comment

Sven Busse of ghostBlog wrote about the integration of Flash, Javascript, BlazeDS and DWR. Busse has been doing a project and after being through a thought process, as he said: So we figured, it might be a good idea to look into remoting, finally (sigh). The good news is, everything in this domain is opensource now. For example on the Flash side, we have BlazeDS now, being officially developed by Adobe. On the HTML/Javascript side, we found the DWR framework to be light and easy to use. What he ended up with are: BlazeDS – An open […] Continue Reading…

Rich App for Rich Presentations

Posted by Sravan | October 7, 2008 | 2 Comments

SlideRocket is a rich internet application in every sense of the phrase: rich utility, rich features, and rich look. It has been touted by the Flex community as the first and the best Flex app for a serious and a large-scale utility.

It is one of the competitors in the growing SaaS market of online office tools, with a special taste and talent for aesthetics. Users can create presentations online using SlideRocket’s Flex-based website or offline using its AIR app. Until recently, it was held in private beta for a few months and entered public beta towards the end of […] Continue Reading…

4 Things Bad About PureMVC

Posted by Charles | October 6, 2008 | Comment

Tech Per has another post to take a in-depth look at one of the ActionScript based framework, PureMVC. This time the post listed 4 things he hates about PureMVC. “hate” might be a strong word for a framework but I got his points. Framework is a tough business to get in only because it just can’t please everyone, especially for PureMVC that has bigger and greater goal to apply its design across different languages. Besides, I always think all complex client side frameworks are overrated anyway. Anyway, here are the 4 things Tech Per hates about PureMVC:

Use of Service […] Continue Reading…


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