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…

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…

Flex and Spring: Communication over BlazeDS – Part I

Leveraging a Spring backend in your Flex application can be a great way to gain access to powerful java tools and server technologies, but getting your client and server all wired up can be pretty challenging, especially for the newcomer. I recently had the opportunity to explore this Pandora’s box, and came up with a…

Creating ASDocs with ANT & Flash Builder Part 2. Writing AsDoc Comments.

2. Project Documentation Process for Ant on standalone Flash Fuilder 4.5. Common Glossary and Output. This tutorial covers the documentation process for Ant on Adobe® Flash Builder 4.5. You will be presented with the most common ASDoc comments, their purpose and output in the generated documentation, and examples of documentation page templates and their customization…

Connect to LinkedIn API from AS3 and Adobe AIR

For the purposes of this post however, I’d like to focus on LinkedIn’s API. Connecting to this service represents the other end of the difficulty spectrum in my opinion, and required quite a lot of tinkering to implement successfully.