Category Archives: Adobe

How Adobe lost a loyal customer and strengthened their competitors

Prior to today’s article I’ve never used my blog to complain, my articles have always been technical and full of information for developers. The fact my monthly visits have consistently gone up (about 65,000+ unique visitors per month currently) tells … 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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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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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 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

Posted in ActionScript, Adobe, AJAX, C#, Flex, Java, Online Games, Socket Server, Union Framework | 27 Comments

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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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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