CSV / XLS Exporting in Adobe Coldfusion 9

Let’s talk about XLS Exporting in Adobe Coldfusion 9 (Excel Spreadsheets). ColdFusion has this neat little tag called cfspreadsheet. It allows the writing of, updating of, and reading of CSV/XLS files in ColdFusion. This is a handy tool for exporting dynamically generated queries. It can make XLS Exporting in Adobe Coldfusion 9 very simple and…

Tools of the Trade – free web development tools for Mac OSX

One of the things that I love the most about coding, and the web in general is the development of open and free standards. Along with those open and free standards comes the web development tools needed to build and deploy web applications. Here is a collection of some of our favorites, so download and…

NetConnection: Flash Remoting in smaller AS3 projects

What is NetConnection? Located in the flash.net package, NetConnection inherits from EventDispatcher and then Object. It is a simple way to open a connection to a remote server, call services from it and then implement the return values into your ActionScript 3.0 project. This works even in standalone Adobe Air applications. Although it is not…

Building an iPhone/iPad/Android compatible HTML5 video player tutorial – Part 1

One of the great things about modern smartphones and tablets is their ability to render webpages very closely to the way they are rendered on desktops. The only caveat here is Flash. Flash is of course blocked completely on iOS devices, and it’s compatibility and performance on Android devices varies widely. One of the most…

Creating ASDocs with ANT & Flash Builder Part 3. Customizing the Documentation Template.

3. Customizing the HTML template for your Flash Builder Project. There’s no point doing good work if others don’t know about it or can’t understand what you did. When it comes to developing lengthy applications a well written documentation is a must. A well written documentation which compliments your project’s design shows commitment to the project…