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Adobe Flex to JavaScript… why Conversion is Hard

I recently had a conversation with Simeon Bateman regarding the woes of mobile web development. We realized one of the reasons why Flex developers as in general have a hard time embracing JavaScript development. The Problem The particular JavaScript quirk we were discussing was window.innerHeight functions on mobile devices.  During our development on mobile devices, […]

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Adobe Flash ExternalInterface issues with Internet Explorer

On a recent project, I was asked to build a simple Flash mp3 player that could be controlled with JavaScript by using ExternalInterface.  I built and tested the whole application in under an hour and was feeling pretty good about myself.  QA filed a bug saying that JavaScript was throwing an error, and it only […]

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Flex GangstaCast-Episode 1

The latest player in the Flex / Flash podcast world has arrived.  Jeremy Saenz, the Flex Gangsta, famous for his amazing music videos, has just entered the podcast scene.  The Flex Gangsta Show aims at capturing spontaneous conversations with developers about the latest in RIA.  Episode 1 is a conversation between the main posse, including […]

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Compiling ZaaIL with Alchemy – Part 3

Compiling ZaaIL with Alchemy – Part 1 Compiling ZaaIL with Alchemy – Part 2 Compiling ZaaIL with Alchemy – Part 3 So now you’ve compiled DevIL! Congratulations! However, you may notice there’s still no .swc or .swf for you to use. We still have one more step to complete. Currently we have all the libraries […]

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Compiling ZaaIL with Alchemy – Part 2

Compiling ZaaIL with Alchemy – Part 1 Compiling ZaaIL with Alchemy – Part 2 Compiling ZaaIL with Alchemy – Part 3 This is Part 2 of our 3 part series on compiling ZaaIL from DevIL using the Adobe Alchemy toolset (you can find Part 1 here). Since Alchemy is at best alpha software… most of […]

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Compiling ZaaIL with Alchemy – Part 1

Compiling ZaaIL with Alchemy – Part 1 Compiling ZaaIL with Alchemy – Part 2 Compiling ZaaIL with Alchemy – Part 3 This post is to help share the bits of knowledge we gained about Alchemy while porting DevIL to the Flash Platform. Alchemy is an ingenious tool that is used to port C/C++ code onto […]

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