@joa recently posted a simple example to illustrate the power of his powerfull optimization framework called Apparat.
Apparat is a framework to optimize ABC, SWC and SWF files.
From the description of the Google Code page we get a hint of what Apparat actually does: “Apparat is a framework to optimize ABC, SWC and SWF files.”. In layman’s terms: “Apparat will speed up your Actionscript projects by optimizing certain method calls.”. The Actionscript Library for example provides some ( much ) faster ways of doing math and bitwise operations. Read on to understand more about how to get up and running with Apparat.
Continue reading How to get up and running with Apparat
Solved this little problem the simple way. One of the centralized file sharing applications we’re developing needed some form of branding at the bottom of the screens. The logo bar, 1400 px wide, needs to be resized when the user changes the resolution of the browserwindow.
Without smoothing, things turn ugly and pixelated. With smoothing turned on, everything keeps looking the way it should, even when resized.
private function smoothImage ( img : Image ) : void
var bmp : Bitmap = img.content as Bitmap;
bmp.smoothing = true;
<mx:image id="logoImage" complete="smoothImage(logoImage)" source="images/logo.png" width="100%" scaleContent="true"/>
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Well, this thing got me going for a couple of hours before things worked out. Using HTTPService did not seem to be the way to go. Long story short: URLRequest to the rescue!
Continue reading How to PUT xml to a REST interface with Basic Authentication
Most Unusefull Post of All Times:
While working in Flex Builder I got this funky autocompletion with QueueLoader:
I deleted the badly spelled property and things were all back to normal. Must be QueueLoader having a blast …
Only released earlier today, but there is allready an update.
” The update replaces the Debug and Release versions of Flash Player 10 browser plugins, standalone players, and Test Movie players that are included in the initial release of Flash CS4 Professional.”
Continue reading Flash Player 10 Released – euhm, updated
Just found this potentially usefull tool to analyse your Rails logs visually. It handles drag ‘n drop and has some pie charts in it.
Rails Log Visualizer
After being abscent in 2007 I will be attending FOTB again.
When FOTB popped up in 2006 I was there. It was the beginning of a new chapter in the Flash book. AS3 was around the corner and a lot of people had a lot of great ideas.
Continue reading Attending Flash On The Beach 2008
When you have the Flash Debugger Player installed you will notice that some sites throw a nasty debugging dialog. The problem is, it’s not just you, the developer, who sees this box, but also your fellow developers for the Flash Platform. To come around this you should use the export wizard and create a release build.
Screenshots after the jump.
Continue reading Flex 3 Builder Tip: Export for release
I just encountered this error in Flex Builder 3:
exception during transcoding: Unexpected exception encountered while reading font file
The fix is to add
-managers=flash.fonts.AFEFontManager to your compiler arguments.