Category Archives: Flash

Tutorial: Building a Flash socket server with Java in five minutes

For many people who have used Adobe’s Flash or Flex products long enough they have probably at some point wanted to write a chat program, realtime applications (stock quotes, sports scores, etc.) or perhaps a multi-player online game but maybe … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Using Flash CS3 to access Amazon's SimpleDB

There are several ways to interact with Amazon’s SimpleDB including PHP, Java, Python, Ruby, etc. Today though I want to walk you through using Amazon’s SimpleDB from an ActionScript 3 library submitted by illustratedlife.

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GFS Server – An open source socket server for Flash and Flex now on Google Code

GFS Server is now hosted on Google Code. GFS Server was built back in January 2008 from several other existing open source projects and samples in particular from Apache’s Mina project. Its only natural now that I turn it over … Continue reading

Posted in Adobe, Apache Mina, Flash, Flex, Online Games, Socket Server | 6 Comments

Limiting drag and drop movement for a game in Flash CS3 with ActionScript 3

Sometimes its useful to limit drag and drop of an object to an area you define. For example, lets say you are building a game in Flash CS3 and are allowing the player to move their character around in a … Continue reading

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WebORB for .NET is now free!

The good folks at the Midnight Coders have now merged the entire WebORB for .NET suite into one package and are giving it away free! This is really good news. A special thanks to all the people at the Midnight … Continue reading

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Adobe's BlazeDS is now a release candidate

BlazeDS is now a release candidate. I’ve downloaded it and played around a bit. Hopefully as time permits I can post a tutorial for those wanting to give it a try and kick the tires so to speak.

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Tutorial: Talking between Flex 3 and Flash CS3 SWFs

For a project I’m working on I needed a way to be able to write a Flash CS3 SWF, put some controls into it as well as some methods and be able to call those methods and subscribe to the … Continue reading

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A Flash/Flex socket server in 5 minutes with C#

Using some existing non-blocking socket code from the Internet I was able to quickly craft together a basic socket connection to Flex 3. This of course would work just as well with Flash with just a couple minor changes. Basically … Continue reading

Posted in ActionScript, C#, Flash, Flex, Socket Server | 12 Comments

The GFS Server beta is now open, calling all Flash CS3 and Flex 3 programmers

The GFS Server (a socket server for Flash CS3 and Flex 3) beta is now open. Swing on over to the new site (a work in progress) and get all the information. The forums have also opened up. Now, its … Continue reading

Posted in ActionScript, Flash, Flex, Online Games, Socket Server | 19 Comments

A new Flash / Flex Socket Server for online games and chat – beta opening soon!

Want to get in on the GFS Server beta? The GFS Server beta is close. For those who may not know what a “GFS Server” is its a Socket Server for multi-player online games and chat applications specifically for Flash … Continue reading

Posted in ActionScript, Flash, Flex, Online Games, Socket Server | 2 Comments