FlashFlickr, testing Flickr API

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After making my first component I thought at doing something more interesting and much similar to a web application. So I first downloaded the ActionScript 3 libraries developed by the Adobe labs, then I activated an application key with Flickr.

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Here the link, obviously it requires Flash player 9 (9,0,16):

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Source code for the FlashFlickr browser
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Programming logic

http://masheroa.com/custom-essay-in-toronto/ Custom Essay In Toronto During my tests with http://wordandspiritmedia.com/how-to-make-an-outline-for-research-paper/ how to make an outline for research paper Flex2 I encountered a strange behavior with the “for” statement and I first thought about a bug of the player.
This simple script was crashing the player (it enters in an infinite loop):

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
private function test():void
{
for(var a:uint = 10; a >= 0; a--)
{
trace(a);
}
}

Once I changed the type of the “a” variable into a “Number” and an “int” I understand what I was missing…
The script worked well after the type change. But to be sure I did also a little test in importance of public service essay C which gave me the same results as the flex2 one (infinite loop):

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int main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
unsigned int a;
for(a = 10; a >= 0; a--)
{
printf("a = %d\n", a);
}
system("PAUSE");
return 0;
}

Yes, it’s absolutely logical!
After the last step, when a is 0, the program loses next value because it cannot be a negative value and then the loop continues to cicle.

Ok, it’s not a player bug… it’s me 🙁

Flex2 crazyness

After the interesting actionscript.it conference I decided to give more of my free time to persuasive research essays on single parenting Flex2 and expecially to components creation.
I must admit that ActionScript 3.0 documentation is probably the best documentation I ever seen about flash, but I can’t say the same thing about Flex developement.
Once I had to look for advanced features of Flex components, advanced compiler options etc.. I began to slam against a wall. The developer compoents guide is incomplete and does not cover all the aspects and it has some errors probably due to incorrect revision after the beta program.
So I had to search in the livedocs, but here there are missing links (many links still point to the beta version and they’ve benn removed) and the informations are spread in completely different pages…

Anyway, this is my first test with Flex2 components.. I just made a porting of my color picker as2 component.. that’s because the builtin flex2 picker is too poor.

The problem with the compiled SWC file is that Flex displays also all the other classes used in the component as they are different UI components and I didn’t find anywhere how to compile with anatomy homework help incredible journey compc an swc file which exposes just the UIComponent I want. The documentation says about “-include-component” compiler option, but it’s an error because the compiler does not allow that option!
This is the script I’m using for compiling it:

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compc -source-path="." -namespace http://www.sephiroth.it/2006/mxml mxml-manifest.xml -if assets.swf images\assets.swf -if CPicker.png CPicker.png -include-namespaces http://www.sephiroth.it/2006/mxml -output "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Flex Builder 2\Flex SDK 2\frameworks\libs\sephiroth\CPicker.swc"

http://labs.sephiroth.it/flex_colorpicker/

E4X, ActionScript 3 new “sublanguage”

Since I’ve heard the voices about the upcoming E4x in actionscript 3 I awaited this moment…
Finally ActionScript supports E4X and we can kick away the old XML object (always supported for backward compatibility)! we can stop using all the various xml2object classes created in these years, we finally have a essay writing thesis statement validating parser, so we will see finally well formatted XML files from flash users 🙂
But finally we have a powerful “language” with a very strong syntax.

I’ve written a small tutorial with a quick guide  about actionscript3 and e4x basic syntax (without including Namespaces and QNames for the moment)

http://www.sephiroth.it/tutorials/flashPHP/E4X/index.php

P.s. I forgot to say that E4X is also available in the Geko1.8 browser (such as Firefox 1.5). For more info see this article: http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/E4X. Unfortunately E4X ins’t supported by python, neither there’s a module for it 🙁

Flash Player 9, Flex 2, ActionScript 3.0: A Survey of the New Landscape

Colin has posted an interesting article on flash9, flex2, actionscript3.
Why ActionScript 2 coders should start learning ActionScript3 as soon as possible and why timeline coders and flash designers shouldn’t…
Colin underlined a significant aspect of this new flash release: the eassy about love free flex2 command line compiler. (I asked for it since so much time!) phd thesis on dyslexia

Read the full entry here:
http://www.moock.org/blog/archives/000189.html

Google browser sync

I discovered today this great extension for Mozilla Firefox made by Google.

It synchronizes bookmarks, history, cookies and saved passwords continuously across your computers. It also allows you to restore open tabs and windows across different machines and browser sessions.
It allows you to select which setting to be sent using encryption (for example the saved password, even if I just use this extension only for my bookmarks).
Using firefox using different computers every day I always had the problem of bookmarks syncronization. First I used another firefox extension, but I dont remember its name, then I decided to put my bookmark.html file under a CVS repository, but now that I discovered this extension I will definitively use this one.

download the firefox extension here:
http://www.google.com/tools/firefox/browsersync

Flash Professional 8 FLVPlayback 1.0.1 Component Update

This update provides fixes for problems related to SMIL support in the initial release of the FLVPlayback component. It also addresses some issues related to streaming from the Flash Media Server and Flash Video Streaming Service (FVSS) partners as well as some minor issues related to using custom UI controls. Anyone working with the FLVPlayback components should apply this update. Installation instructions are included with the download in the Readme file.

Download available here