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OSS Barcamp, Dublin; Slides

03.30.09 Posted in Actionscript, Flex Development, community, open source by admin

I gave a lightening talk on Flex using the Flash Develop IDE at OSS Barcamp in Dublin at the weekend.  It was quite a challenge fitting everything into 15 minutes but I just about managed to fit a code demo in.  Here are my slides: A Lightening Introduction to Flex using Flash Develop View more [...]

Video and subtitles using Flash: Flv, cuepoints and Actionscript 3

03.24.09 Posted in Actionscript, Video by admin

Stéphane Le Merre, a Flash Developer from the south of France, has written articles on his blog relating to accessibility on the Flash Platform.  This article walks the reader through how to create subtitles for a Flash Video File (flv) and references an article I wrote a few years ago over on Thanks for [...]

Flash Develop and Flex Builder shortcuts comparison

03.13.09 Posted in Actionscript, Flex Development, community by admin

I gave a presentation on Open Source Flex Development to MMUG Dublin last night and provided a shortcuts comparison between Flex Builder and Flash Develop.  It only lists the ones that I use and know about.  Feel free to mention ones that I haven’t listed. Flex Builder Flash Develop Description       Ctrl Click [...]

Accommodating the new reality for the FileReference class in existing projects

08.20.08 Posted in Actionscript by admin

This morning I read about the new rules regarding how to properly use and FileReference.browse() in Flash Player 10 and quickly realised that this is going to impact one of my current projects.  Adobe has heightened security around how these are used.  Now they can only be called directly by a user interaction such [...]