A list of 30 very useful (some essential) AS libraries to use in your Flash & Flex projects.
Archive for the ‘Flash’ Category
Here’s an interesting article about Adobe new tools for UI development.
At its AdobeMax conference in San Francisco on Monday, Adobe will hand out a technical preview of Flash Catalyst, a new tool that aims to be a workflow system for designers and software developers creating user interfaces. Announced earlier this year under the code name Thermo, Catalyst will be released in beta early in 2009, Adobe said on Monday. It still isn’t saying when the final product will ship, however.
Adobe have announced a really exciting new labs project called Alchemy.
“Welcome the preview release of codename “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). The purpose of this preview is to assess the level of community interest in reusing existing C and C++ libraries in Web applications that run on Adobe® Flash® Player and Adobe AIR®.”
BendPixels is a Flex library that allows you to use PixelBender filters as Flex effects.
An introduction to performing generic (non-graphical) number crunching using Pixel Bender.
A list of the 150 best Flash games currently in existence on the web. This is the sort of link I really wish I hadn’t found as i’m sure it’s going to waste hours of my time.
This post points out the “with” keyword, a tremendously useful keyword that is rarely ever used. Having now discovered it, i’m going to be going back and cleaning up a few ‘messy’ sections of code.
Adobe have announced that they will no longer be developing FlashPaper. FlashPaper has for a long time been the best way to convert various document types to .swf, notably .pdf and .ppt. We can only hope that Adobe have something new and improved in the pipeline for handling document->swf conversion.