I've recently come across some good articles on Actionscript optimization, so I thought I'd share them with those of you who are Flash coders. If you want to make your code/animation run faster, then there's a good chance something here will help. This article talks about optimization in general, including a few non-code things: http://www.nbilyk.com/optimizing-actionscript-3 … Read more
Adobe CS5 is out now, and we're using CS5 Master Collection, which includes a boat load of creativity and media production software. CS5 has really wowed us with some incredible new features, so we figured we'd share our favorites with you. But first, for those who aren't acquainted with every Adobe app, here's a list … Read more
For my Flash projects, I’ve started using a debugger called MonsterDebugger which allows you to debug right from the browser, or if you’re creating an AIR app, right from the app it self. This is great because the default Flash debugger doesn’t allow you to do much if your app is embedded in a CMS … Read more
For doing complex development with Flash, it can help to have a more powerful Actionscript editor than the built in Flash CS3 editor. I’ve been testing Flex Builder and FlashDevelop, both of which can export both Flash or Flex (Flex is Flash with a library of components built for making web applications). Both seem to … Read more
Version 1.0 of SWX PHP and SWX ActionScript Library were released not log ago. SWX is the native data format for the Flash Platform. SWX RPC is a remote procedure call protocol encoded in SWX. It’s simple enough that you can get up and running with it in about five minutes. SWX RPC is perfect … Read more
Wade Arnold has an important post on the upcoming Flash Player update and the security changes that will break AMFPHP. As SWX-PHP uses AMF-PHP as a library, it too will be affected. Wade’s post has a crossdomain.xml file that you can use on your existing sites to make sure that they don’t break.