Category Archives: Flex

Getting Flash Builder 4 (Flex) talking to Ruby, Passenger, Apache 2 with Sinatra on Ubuntu 10.10

I’m going to build a very simple project that will allow a Flash Builder 4 project to talk to Sinatra. In the end you will have some simple starter code to call a Sinatra service, pass in a parameter as … Continue reading

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Flash Player 10.1 – On-demand HTTP Dynamic Streaming (Tutorial)

Well there is a new way to stream video content via Flash 10.1. Prior to the launch of Flash 10.1 you had to use either “RTMP streaming” or “progressive download”. With the launch of 10.1 and using FMS (Flash Media … Continue reading

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GFS Server has been updated

If you use my open source GFS Server you might be interested to know that I have updated the project files to use Netbeans 6.8, Apache Mina 1.1.7, as well as the latest SFL4J and MySQL JDBC Connector. No code … Continue reading

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Getting Java and Flex talking via XML

Yesterday I showed you how to get Perl and Flex communicating via XML. Today I’ll do the same thing but this time with Java, in particular a Java Servlet.

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Getting Perl and Flex talking via XML

Flex and Flash are very capable tools and its often very trivial to get them talking to all different kinds of back ends. Today we will get Perl talking to Flex via XML and its easier than you might think.

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Building a multiuser chat application with the Union Platform and Flex Builder 3

Several years ago there was a socket server for Flash called Unity. Well, recently Unity has been reborn (re-written actually) as the Union Platform. The same developers (Colin Moock and Derek Clayton) are still hard at work making connecting Flash/Flex … Continue reading

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Adobe and Facebook team up to deliver an official Facebook API for Actionscript 3.0

Up until now I believe the only “official” API for Facebook was the PHP one built by Facebook. Well that has now changed. Get the information and goodies here: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/facebook/ [ad name=”Google Adsense”]

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Getting XML into Flex from Ruby on Rails

This is going to be a simple tutorial to show you how easy it is to use Flex to read in XML from a Ruby on Rails application.

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Tutorial: Building a chat program in Flex 3 with Adobe's project Cocomo

At Adobe MAX 2008 I seen several blog postings about something called “Cocomo“. It seems Adobe has been busy adding more and more content to their already powerful Acrobat.com site (Buzzword is one of my favorites). Today we will take … Continue reading

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Building a Multi-user Chat Server with xSocket, Java, and Flash CS3

If you followed my recent tutorial on how to build a socket server for Flash CS3 using xSocket and Java, then you will be well prepared to go through this exercise to build an actual chat server in which Flash … Continue reading

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