Category Archives: ActionScript

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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Building a socket server with EventMachine, Ruby, and Flash CS5

I recently began messing with EventMachine. On their GitHub page you can find some starter tutorials as well as instructions to get it installed. Today I’m going to build a simple socket server to allow Flash CS5 to communicate to … Continue reading

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Build an App Engine powered Flash application for the Droid X

Well its true I don’t have an Android phone yet. My contract with my current phone is due to run out later this summer at which point I hope to move onto one of the newer Android phones (hopefully with … Continue reading

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Building a Threaded Ruby Socket Server for Flash CS4

I haven’t seen many examples of connecting Adobe’s Flash to a Ruby socket server. I’ve seen several examples in Java, Python, Perl, etc. but not Ruby. Today I’m going to build a very simple threaded socket server that will work … Continue reading

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Getting started with Google App Engine, Python, and Flash CS4

Google App Engine is a fast and affordable way to get your applications launched in the cloud. Today we are going to use the App Engine SDK for Python to send data from Flash to App Engine and back.

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Building a socket server with Node.js and Flash CS4

Node.js is very easy to use and very well designed. Today I’m going to build a simple socket server using the sample provided by the Node.js documentation and create a socket client in Flash CS4. Updated July 30, 2010 – … Continue reading

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Building a Flash Chat Socket Server with Stackless Python

When most people decide to build a socket server for their Flash/Flex projects they usually turn toward using Java since there are many excellent ways to go about building on some great frameworks. Today however I’ll quickly build a socket … Continue reading

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Learning: Flex and XML as easy as 1…2…3

ActionScript 3.0 made working with XML much easier than prior versions. In ActionScript 3.0 XML is treated as a native data type. In this article I’ll show you just how easy it is to work with XML and Flex.

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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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