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…

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…

Creating ASDocs with ANT & Flash Builder Part 1. Installing Ant on Flash Builder 4.5

When creating a new application on Flash Builder 4 it’s a good dev practice to write documentation for it. Having a well organized and up to date documentation for each project can be helpful when introducing a new developer to the team, and when wrapping up a project for a client. It has also helped…

Flash Builder 4 beta Released

We had been waiting in eager anticipation through the first half of this year for it to finally arrive. All indications were that we would be well adjusted to our new work flow by the time summer rolled around for sure, enjoying all the new tooling and features of Flex 4…