Re: [Flashcoders] AIR native extension - Windows debugging

2014-09-09 Thread John McCormack
in a MVC-like pattern, and then use Phonegap to deploy it. Also, I've switched to using Sublime Text 3 as my editor of choice, and I can't recommend it enough. Hopefully that helps! On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 12:04 PM, John McCormack j...@easypeasy.co.uk wrote: James, I would prefer to avoid

Re: [Flashcoders] AIR native extension - Windows debugging

2014-09-09 Thread John McCormack
could use Angular to structure your app in a MVC-like pattern, and then use Phonegap to deploy it. Also, I've switched to using Sublime Text 3 as my editor of choice, and I can't recommend it enough. Hopefully that helps! On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 12:04 PM, John McCormack j...@easypeasy.co.uk

Re: [Flashcoders] AIR native extension - Windows debugging

2014-09-09 Thread John McCormack
John Is Flash Builder Enterprise kept up to date, as the CC version is? The Flash Builder for CS6 doesn't change. John On 09/09/2014 15:30, John R. Sweeney Jr. wrote: Flash CS6 and/or FlashCC and AIR and they both work great on PC/MAC/IOS/Android. Later, John John R. Sweeney Jr. Senior

Re: [Flashcoders] AIR native extension - Windows debugging

2014-09-08 Thread John McCormack
longer can it be relevant without major support from Adobe. I'm sure there's still jobs out there for Flash devs, but I'd have to imagine the pool is getting smaller. On Sun, Sep 7, 2014 at 12:26 PM, John McCormack j...@easypeasy.co.uk wrote: That's really encouraging. Great! Thanks On 07/09

Re: [Flashcoders] AIR native extension - Windows debugging

2014-09-07 Thread John McCormack
they use for their apps. What can be done is checking existing apps for obvious signs of the runtime. Shouldn't take long for someone to crawl the appstore and check all the apps for the fingerprint of the runtime. John McCormack skriver: There may have been some merit in Apple's battery argument

Re: [Flashcoders] AIR native extension - Windows debugging

2014-09-06 Thread John McCormack
the apps for the fingerprint of the runtime. John McCormack skriver: There may have been some merit in Apple's battery argument since greater cpu activity, for Flash's vector format, might incur a greater energy cost. Although Flash is having a hard time I was thinking more of using AIR, which I

Re: [Flashcoders] AIR native extension - Windows debugging

2014-09-05 Thread John McCormack
Very comprehensive! I suppose these are the hooks that Microsoft uses when a program crashes. Henrik, I noticed that your subject has AIR native extension. Are you of the opinion that AIR still has a long life ahead of it? I ask because I like AS3 and would like to write some app's for delivery

Re: [Flashcoders] AIR native extension - Windows debugging

2014-09-05 Thread John McCormack
, but the truth is that they just wanted to protect their appstore. They didn't want to kill Flash. They wanted to kill Flash apps in the browser. They have succeeded, within their target market. Developers obeyed the dictators and moved to the appstore. The runtime remains great. John McCormack skriver: Very

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash to HTML

2014-06-23 Thread John McCormack
On 23/06/2014 17:29, David Cohn wrote: Cedric, I've been here since the get-go... in digest mode, so most questions are answered by the time I get them ;-) Thanks-- time to delve into Haxe-- I'm excited! --Dave I don't know how good it is but FDT have been involved with Haxe for a long

Re: [Flashcoders] AIR

2013-05-20 Thread John McCormack
Thank you for responding. I had considered delivering educational content through PDFs as well but it looks as though AIR is a safer bet. John ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] AIR

2013-05-20 Thread John McCormack
That sounds very good. Is it hard to get the public's interest in them? I have sold CDs into the education market. Another is on the way: decimals fractions msi (beta)... http://www.easypeasy.co.uk/atm/ I really need to be selling cheaply to a wider market and AIR, rather than C++, will

[Flashcoders] AIR

2013-05-19 Thread John McCormack
Hi there. I would like to produce some educational material using AIR but am feeling very insecure about its future. Could you possibly let me know how active you are in producing content deliverable through AIR. Thanks John ___ Flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] AS2: SWF Decompiler Recommendations

2013-05-18 Thread John McCormack
http://www.buraks.com/asv/ John ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] Adobe Flash future

2013-05-10 Thread John McCormack
Alex Harui at Adobe had these interesting things to say: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/flexcoders/message/165517 John ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] Re: OT: Interactive conferences (Merrill, Jason)

2013-01-25 Thread John McCormack
Some great resources throughout these posts. Thank you so much. Personally, I hope Adobe come storming back with some new tools next iteration. John On 25/01/2013 13:03, Marco Terrinoni wrote: Not too sure about conferences. We have UX in London but not sure how much focus is on JS. On the

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Interactive conferences

2013-01-24 Thread John McCormack
Since this might also be about tools you might want to see on your visit, what do tools/IDEs you use (especially Javascript)? John On 24/01/2013 16:14, Merrill, Jason wrote: We're transitioning away from Flash mostly and into the HTML/Javascript/CSS world of interactive development. We used

Re: [Flashcoders] PSA: Monocle in open beta

2012-10-25 Thread John McCormack
Excellent. Thank you. John On 25/10/2012 16:50, Henrik Andersson wrote: I know that this is a bit late, but since noone else has posted it I guess I will. http://www.bytearray.org/?p=4858 You can now register and instantly get access to the Monocle profiling tool.

Re: [Flashcoders] Actionscript lives on.

2012-09-18 Thread John McCormack
Henrick I do agree with you that Flash's vector graphics would save a lot of bandwidth. What I meant was that if you download a bitmap the effect on battery life would be the same for Flash, HTML5 and JS, so the argument about Flash didn't stand up. On this vector vs bitmaps thing... For

[Flashcoders] Actionscript lives on.

2012-09-17 Thread John McCormack
Hopefully, Flash will live on in AIR... http://labs.visual-analytics.net/?p=543 Internet 2 is the Internet of (mostly mobile) Applications. So IOS ist the next Internet “Browser”. As Flash was blasted as being the problem the reality that HTML is the technology of the old WWW was overseen.

Re: [Flashcoders] Actionscript lives on.

2012-09-17 Thread John McCormack
That article is very interesting Kevin. I will chew on it a bit more tomorrow, after work. One thing that Apple issue seemed to miss was that any significant download of pixels, no matter what the delivery language, is going to use a similar amount of battery life. So it really had little to

Re: [Flashcoders] MVC style Correction

2012-03-07 Thread John McCormack
...@chattyfig.figleaf.com] On Behalf Of John McCormack Sent: dinsdag 6 maart 2012 21:30 To: Flash Coders List Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] MVC style Correction Absolutely agree, so thank you everyone - very much. Each day I look for more. As a result of people talking about RobotLegs I bought and today

Re: [Flashcoders] MVC style Correction

2012-03-06 Thread John McCormack
Absolutely agree, so thank you everyone - very much. Each day I look for more. As a result of people talking about RobotLegs I bought and today received Joel Hooks' ActionScript Developers Guide to RobotLegs. A new direction - which I am thankful for. John On 06/03/2012 18:57, Kevin Newman

Re: [Flashcoders] MVC style Correction

2012-02-27 Thread John McCormack
It was a good example of MVC Ross, I think Henrik was saying it should have been designed using MVC. I did see a nice example on a Microsoft poster using a clock with: analog and digital views; data in the model and the controller enabling the views etc. I am wondering what an adapter might

Re: [Flashcoders] MVC style Correction

2012-02-26 Thread John McCormack
Kevin mentions... ...need to transform the format to fit the view, you would do that in the controller Henrik mentions... The data changing should be done in an adapter that the controller puts in between the model and the view. So the problems arise because the data that isn't quite what

Re: [Flashcoders] MVC style Correction

2012-02-26 Thread John McCormack
-frameworks-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly Robotlegs has good press. I wonder what people on this list prefer? John On 26/02/2012 14:07, Henrik Andersson wrote: John McCormack skriver: Kevin mentions... ...need to transform the format to fit the view, you would do that in the controller Henrik mentions

Re: [Flashcoders] MVC style Correction

2012-02-25 Thread John McCormack
I have really appreciated this thread too. The basic ideas of MVC seem straight forward enough, but the problems arise in implementing it. Disagreements about the roles inside MVC can really help us understand it. So if anyone has a specific example in which they struggled to determine the

Re: [Flashcoders] MVC style Correction

2012-02-17 Thread John McCormack
That is a great picture. Does a controller know an instance of a model? Orr does the model register with the controller as a subscriber for specific data changes or events? Most of all, I wonder how all the parts gets to know each other. John On 17/02/2012 09:11, Ben Sand wrote: maybe

Re: [Flashcoders] MVC style

2012-02-16 Thread John McCormack
A really nice explanation. I tried to find your EastAsMVC after being on your site, is it on the way? Also, what comes first, ie. how do the models find out about each other? John On 16/02/2012 00:05, Ross Sclafani wrote: I am an MVC purist, I always proceed as follows: Models should ONLY

Re: [Flashcoders] MVC style Correction

2012-02-16 Thread John McCormack
A really nice explanation. I tried to find your EastAsMVC after being on your site, is it on the way? Also, what comes first, ie. how do the models, controller and Views find out about each other? Does everything register with the (single) controller? John On 16/02/2012 00:05, Ross

Re: [Flashcoders] Getting Data into my SWF

2011-03-14 Thread John McCormack
If the server script knows the acceptable date from the database, it can just ignore early requests. Is the problem that Kevin doesn't want the client swf to hold the date for fear of it being known? If so, a key could be sent instead that relates to the download date and stored in the

Re: [Flashcoders] Getting Data into my SWF

2011-03-11 Thread John McCormack
Kevin, On start-up the SWF could request the date of data transfer from a server script. The script would return it from the database in encrypted form to bypass sniffers. When the date is reached, and data requested, the PHP script could compare current server date and date from the

Re: [Flashcoders] My first code.

2010-12-19 Thread John McCormack
On 15/12/2010 23:53, spyder spyders wrote: I am trying to write a ToggleButton Class.I can get it to work as a document class and as as3 on timeline. But how to I use it as a symbol class? Q. I am guessing that the 'this' is pointing to the symbol or _mc I attach the class to? Not

Re: [Flashcoders] Components With Pure ActionScript

2010-12-13 Thread John McCormack
I have used Flash buttons from the library, published then in a SWC and used them in a pure ActionScript AS3 project using Flash Builder. No Flex required. In Flash Professional I modified the button skins to suit me and then after publishing in Flash Builder I altered the button's text at

Re: [Flashcoders] Deep diving into playerglobals.swc

2010-12-02 Thread John McCormack
Henrik, flash.automation.* This sounds interesting. I wonder if the spiders might eventually pick up on frame labels. I guess it's too much to hope for given that we also like to encrypt SWFs. John On 02/12/2010 11:30, Henrik Andersson wrote: I am sure that most people here know what

Re: [Flashcoders] Calling a Static Function

2010-11-10 Thread John McCormack
This might help: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1270352/call-static-method-from-loaded-swf-or-how-to-expose-an-api-for-client-movies Also, I wonder if the static method is compiled into the swf, when the swf doesn't use it. Interesting. John Maybe I need to have the other developer

Re: [Flashcoders] Any good references for swarming/flocking/fractal algorithms?

2010-10-18 Thread John McCormack
Paul, There are some useful things here, mostly(?) java but the approach is helpful: http://www.red3d.com/cwr/steer/ http://www.red3d.com/cwr/boids/ http://www.red3d.com/cwr/ http://www.vergenet.net/~conrad/boids/pseudocode.html http://benfry.com/writing/ John On 18/10/2010 08:06, Paul

Re: [Flashcoders] Any good references for swarming/flocking/fractal algorithms?

2010-10-18 Thread John McCormack
I wished I'd asked sooner! Amen. I had a search for ActionScript boids and some useful links came up. This one has some an fla to download... http://jobemakar.blogspot.com/2007/05/flocking-birds-boids-deviation.html John On 18/10/2010 09:00, Paul Andrews wrote: On 18/10/2010 08:45, John

Re: [Flashcoders] Math help

2010-09-10 Thread John McCormack
length of B: 124.40 - 66.90 = 57.5 length traversed along B: 80.6 - 66.92 = 13.68 proportion of B traversed: 13.68/57.5 = 0.237913043 length of A = 799 - 0 = 799 proportion of A traversed: 0.237913043 length traversed along A: 0.237913043 * 799 = 190.0925217 If your screen width is 800 pixels

Re: [Flashcoders] Math help

2010-09-10 Thread John McCormack
Correction: In some cases you might want to round it up with int(0 +190.0925217 + 0.5) - 191 John On 10/09/2010 13:21, John McCormack wrote: length of B: 124.40 - 66.90 = 57.5 length traversed along B: 80.6 - 66.92 = 13.68 proportion of B traversed: 13.68/57.5 = 0.237913043 length

Re: [Flashcoders] Math help

2010-09-10 Thread John McCormack
Further correction: In some cases you might want to round it up with int(0 +190.0925217 + 0.5) = int (190.5925217) = 190 Phew! J On 10/09/2010 13:21, John McCormack wrote: length of B: 124.40 - 66.90 = 57.5 length traversed along B: 80.6 - 66.92 = 13.68 proportion of B traversed: 13.68

Re: [Flashcoders] Photo-realistic 3d in as3

2010-08-17 Thread John McCormack
Swift3D can export to Papervision3D Version 2, giving you the DAE file, images and a sample control script in AS3. You can access and control any name part of the model using AS3 and do what you want with it. Swift3D is simple to use and cheap. It may be all you need, since your needs are

[Flashcoders] Using XTreeGold to organize files.

2010-07-14 Thread John McCormack
If any of you old-timers can remember how easy it was to tag, copy, search, date and time-stamp, and generally organize files using XTreeGold, then don't miss this: http://www.ztree.com/html/ztreewin.htm I have just discovered it and, after missing XTreeGold for a very long time. Suddenly

Re: [Flashcoders] Embedded Fonts: Works in CS4, Fails in CS5?

2010-06-28 Thread John McCormack
In CS5 Publish settings, ActionScript3, Source path there was already a path set up for ., which I thought would be enough to find the package, but I changed it to the fla's directory C:\Users\John\Desktop\Temp and then it found the font package. I would have expected it to find the saved fla

Re: [Flashcoders] Embedded Fonts: Works in CS4, Fails in CS5?

2010-06-26 Thread John McCormack
I was trying to do this today and kept getting errors and then came across this: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/441087 It goes on to say: Turns out the packages have been split up at least as early as build 7410 (May/2009) and I was including flex4.swc where the mx classes no longer reside.

Re: [Flashcoders] Reverse Compiling

2010-06-23 Thread John McCormack
That's why I make my own backups too. It's a 2nd level undo. On 22/06/2010 21:24, Henrik Andersson wrote: John McCormack wrote: Don't forget FileHamster from http://www.mogware.com/ It checks at specfied intervals and saves away revisions of each changed file, with the date and time sewn in. I

Re: [Flashcoders] Reverse Compiling

2010-06-22 Thread John McCormack
Don't forget FileHamster from http://www.mogware.com/ It checks at specfied intervals and saves away revisions of each changed file, with the date and time sewn in. I make my own backups separate to them, always on another drive. John On 22/06/2010 20:34, Steven Sacks wrote: I _highly_

Re: [Flashcoders] Reverse Compiling

2010-06-22 Thread John McCormack
Also, ActionScript Viewer version 6 is available (AS3 version) from: http://www.buraks.com/asv/ John On 22/06/2010 15:30, Matt Perkins wrote: You can decompile it using 3rd part tools but the results aren't perfect. I've used SoThink's Decompiler in the past the edit vendor code (they

[Flashcoders] Free FDT Course

2010-06-21 Thread John McCormack
This is an excellent course, and free for the moment - but probably not for long: Advanced ActionScript Development with FDT Choose the one with no price: http://www.richmediainstitute.com/catalog.php?keyword=FDTcond=advandcategory=Submit=Go To get to this page:

Re: [Flashcoders] Object Oriented Programming with Actionscript source files

2010-05-27 Thread John McCormack
Downloads for all books are here: http://www.friendsofed.com/downloads.html By the way, the eBook costs just $10 - today only: http://friendsofed.com/dotw/ John On 26/05/2010 23:30, Donald O. Davis wrote: Hello, Does anyone know where I can get the Object Oriented Programming with

Re: [Flashcoders] Apple developing flash-like alternative

2010-05-19 Thread John McCormack
On 08/05/2010 07:48, Jared wrote: http://thenextweb.com/apple/2010/05/08/apple-is-developing-a-flash-alternative-and-has-been-for-almost-a-year/ Don't know how valid this is but it would explain a lot This gives a 'balanced' view: At a stroke Apple’s quality argument is effectively blown

Re: [Flashcoders] FDT4 or Flash Builder 4

2010-05-19 Thread John McCormack
Hi Tom, Has anyone used both in conjunction? This setup of FDT with FB looks promising - I will be trying it next week: http://blog.hexagonstar.com/setting-up-the-ultimate-flash-development-environment/ John On 19/05/2010 10:52, Tom Gooding wrote: I am about to invest in a few desks worth

Re: [Flashcoders] Keep pane facing camera in 3D (Five3D specifically)

2010-04-28 Thread John McCormack
Why would the planes rotate if they are not children of the globe? John dopeco...@hotmail.com wrote: Hi all, I am at the tail end of a project done in Five3D after doing a few different ones in Papervision and I am stuck on a fundamental feature that I hope someone who payed attention

Re: [Flashcoders] Keep pane facing camera in 3D (Five3D specifically)

2010-04-28 Thread John McCormack
of the planes etc. ... what I want is to be able to keep the front of the planes facing the user at their correct perspectives, very similiar to this (although not related in nature at all): http://www.logicnest.com/archives/132 Cheers Adam John McCormack wrote: Why would the planes rotate

[Flashcoders] The Real Story Behind Adobe’s Failed Mobile St rategy

2010-04-23 Thread John McCormack
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-underlying-story-behind-adobes-failed-mobile-strategy-2010-4 John ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

[Flashcoders] Scaleform Gfx brings Flash to the Unreal engine

2010-04-21 Thread John McCormack
From a post by vicmcvc titled [Papervision3D] unreal engine +flash 3d = Topic: Scaleform Gfx brings Flash to the Unreal engine: http://www.blog.mpcreation.pl/scaleform-gfx-bringings-flash-to-the-unreal-engine/ For Flash and C++. Objective-C? iPhone? John

Re: [Flashcoders] Hello Everyone!!

2010-04-21 Thread John McCormack
I use Mozilla's ThunderBird for my mail. It can sort emails by topic. This is a great feature because I hide all emails for a subject under one line and expand only the subject(s) of interest. But if you reply to subject and change the subject line, it's not a reply but the threads are

Re: [Flashcoders] @#$% New iPhone Developer Agreement Bans the Use of Adobe’s Flash-to-iPhone Compiler

2010-04-13 Thread John McCormack
The programs on my CDs were written in C++. They make fast, powerful, use of graphics but took a very long time to write. The code in AS3 and C++ isn't that dissimilar. Learning the language isn't the problem. Bringing assets to the screen is difficult in C++. AS3 enables me to do that much

Re: [Flashcoders] @#$% New iPhone Developer Agreement Bans the Use of Adobe’s Flash-to-iPhone Compiler

2010-04-12 Thread John McCormack
Well said Lee Brimelow. Apple wielding the knife like this makes them look angry, isolated and desperate. John allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com) wrote: thanks lee brimelow for this amazing post http://theflashblog.com/?p=1888 ___

Re: [Flashcoders] Recommended set-up for Flash Builder 4?

2010-04-11 Thread John McCormack
may use Javascript and PHP. Versions, versions, versions! It used to be the case that FB3 had an upper limit of version 3.4. I wonder if FB4 has an upper limit. For FB4, do you use the Eclipse version: Galileo 3.5.2? Steven and Cor, what do you use? John Kerry Thompson wrote: John McCormack

[Flashcoders] Recommended set-up for Flash Builder 4?

2010-04-10 Thread John McCormack
Which setup do you recommend for Flash Builder 4? Stand-alone or plug-in? If plug-in, which eclipse version? I would like to use fdt and FB4 in parallel. In this case, would you recommend separate stand-alone installations? John ___ Flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] @#$% New iPhone Developer Agreement Bans the Use of Adobe's Flash-to-iPhone Compiler

2010-04-09 Thread John McCormack
Merrill, Jason wrote: Peter Elst: http://www.peterelst.com/blog/2010/04/09/apple-versus-developers-this-time-its-personal/ apple-versus-developers-this-time-its-personal It does feel personal: 1. Apple want to lock you into their products. 2. They can't force consumers, so they force

Re: [Flashcoders] flash builder 4 released

2010-03-29 Thread John McCormack
I will be buying it shortly. It's a great product. I was interested to see that you mentioned FDT on the blog. Does FDT offer significant coding enhancements as an IDE? John co...@moock.org wrote: i didn't see anyone post an announcement about fb4 to flashcoders, so i figure it's worth

Re: [Flashcoders] Bezier curve arrows

2010-03-16 Thread John McCormack
What is the equation of the curve? John Pedro Kostelec wrote: Calculate the derivative (the gradient, slope) at the end of the curve. But i have no idea how to do it is as3. Can we even calculate derivatives in AS3? ___ Flashcoders mailing list

Re: [Flashcoders] removeChild Question

2010-02-25 Thread John McCormack
Susan, have a look at these examples: http://www.actionscript.org/resources/categories/Tutorials/ http://www.kirupa.com/developer/flash/index.htm http://www.flashandmath.com/ http://www.adobe.com/support/flash/action_scripts/actionscript_dictionary/#contents John Susan Day wrote: There is

Re: [Flashcoders] removeChild Question

2010-02-24 Thread John McCormack
Susan, A class is a template - usually written with a capital letter at the start. A class doesn't exist in the memory of the program. It's something you use to define the 'type' of objects you want. Other 'types' might be: int, Number, MyClass, etc. An instance is an object based on that

Re: [Flashcoders] removeChild Question

2010-02-24 Thread John McCormack
Susan was adding to the stage at the start of her program. Can you have a main SWF without a timeline (single frame)? Can you have a program without a stage? What is more fundamental to a SWF, a stage or timeline? Maybe I am missing something. John Henrik Andersson wrote: John McCormack

Re: [Flashcoders] Has everyone seen this yet?

2010-02-17 Thread John McCormack
AIR is apparently the technology behind the iPad application’s rich-text, imagery, animation and interactivity functionality. That's also very interesting. John Gregory Boudreaux wrote: Pretty cool. http://mashable.com/2010/02/16/wired-magazine-ipad-demo/ gregb

Re: [Flashcoders] WIRED hates Flash

2010-01-29 Thread John McCormack
So the iPad's priority is to be an apple store kiosk? Doesn't sound very promising. John kinda...@gmail.com wrote: If flash worked, the ipad would circunvent the apple app store... And that won't happen. Ever. ;) On 29-01-2010 13:03, artur wrote: /i was wondering what the communities

Re: [Flashcoders] Using MVC for a site framework

2010-01-29 Thread John McCormack
Steven Sacks wrote: Want to do MVC right? Use this: http://www.robotlegs.org/ ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders Well that was really interesting. This too on

Re: [Flashcoders] problem with paths

2010-01-23 Thread John McCormack
If I understand this correctly: html is in directory1 SWF in directory2/flash SWF is trying to load the XML from directory2/flash/xml/ A SWF knows the directory it was loaded from and so can find the xml directory. For example I use this... var temp:String; temp=this.loaderInfo.url;

Re: [Flashcoders] problem with paths

2010-01-23 Thread John McCormack
Sorry, In my application the scores file would have the same name as the SWF program, and so progam.swf becomes progamscores.txt temp=this.loaderInfo.url;// Use the SWF path as a source temp=temp.replace(.swf,scores.txt); // for the scores text file John John

Re: [Flashcoders] Using MVC for a site framework

2010-01-20 Thread John McCormack
I tend to back off when there is more than I can grasp, in case I can't control it, so it was nice to see this example: http://examples.robotlegs.org/googlemaps/index.html John Steven Sacks wrote: Want to do MVC right? Use this: http://www.robotlegs.org/

Re: [Flashcoders] Using MVC for a site framework

2010-01-20 Thread John McCormack
Steven, Have you found it better than pureMVC and Cairngorm? John Steven Sacks wrote: Want to do MVC right? Use this: http://www.robotlegs.org/ ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] Using MVC for a site framework

2010-01-20 Thread John McCormack
, and still do, but I've really enjoyed getting into RobotLegs) -10 for Cairngorm Piers On 20 Jan 2010, at 11:29, John McCormack wrote: Steven, Have you found it better than pureMVC and Cairngorm? John Steven Sacks wrote: Want to do MVC right? Use this: http

Re: [Flashcoders] Using MVC for a site framework

2010-01-19 Thread John McCormack
Merrill, Jason wrote: The view can hold an array of other views, Any new views can request to be added to the listener/notify list using the observer pattern, as in please inform me too, if things change. John when the main view is told to build by the controller, it iterates through the

Re: [Flashcoders] Using MVC for a site framework

2010-01-19 Thread John McCormack
Cor, I am only familiar with a part of it but the book ActionScript 3 Design Patterns by Joey Lott and Danny Patterson from Adobe Press has a nice example using an analogue and digital clock but only one set of data. You can imagine a wrist watch view asking to get informed when the time

Re: [Flashcoders] Using MVC for a site framework

2010-01-19 Thread John McCormack
] On Behalf Of John McCormack Sent: dinsdag 19 januari 2010 20:48 To: Flash Coders List Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Using MVC for a site framework Cor, I am only familiar with a part of it but the book ActionScript 3 Design Patterns by Joey Lott and Danny Patterson from Adobe Press has a nice example

Re: [Flashcoders] Using MVC for a site framework

2010-01-19 Thread John McCormack
only) -Original Message- From: flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com [mailto:flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com] On Behalf Of John McCormack Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 2:43 PM To: Flash Coders List Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Using MVC for a site framework Merrill, Jason

Re: [Flashcoders] Design pattern?

2010-01-18 Thread John McCormack
The user may go for another button click as the timer ends. How about saving state when a non-button click occurs? John Nathan Mynarcik wrote: Gotcha. That makes sense. --Original Message-- From: Paul Andrews Sender: flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com To: Flash Coders List

Re: [Flashcoders] Crossdomain.xml, shared hosting, https, oh my!

2010-01-15 Thread John McCormack
Instead of: Policy file 2 is here: http://stage.example.com/game/crossdomain.xml: Try: Policy file 2 here: http://stage.example.com/crossdomain.xml: and specify /game/ as an okay directory. John Steven Loe wrote: I'm still getting a security sandbox error when the swf tries to get data via

Re: [Flashcoders] Screencast software

2010-01-12 Thread John McCormack
Pedro Kostelec wrote: Probably the best piece of software or this purpose, under WIndows, is camtasia studio. I has recording and editing capabilities. But it is not free. http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.asp There are some great ones for Mac users, but I can't remember their name.

[Flashcoders] Screencast software

2010-01-12 Thread John McCormack
I wish to provide some help files in SWF format for users of my software. I would need to edit the captured file. What screencast software would you recommend? John ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] Screencast software

2010-01-12 Thread John McCormack
Thank you for those VLC from: http://www.videolan.org/ Screenr: from http://screenr.com/ John David Hunter wrote: i've just discovered that VLC does screen capture if you already have that. Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 17:41:37 + From: j...@easypeasy.co.uk To:

Re: [Flashcoders] hen's teeth...

2010-01-07 Thread John McCormack
(don't ask me why). Anyway, I'm no expert, but a bit of it is explained here: http://ncannasse.fr/blog/adobe_alchemy On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 12:19 PM, John McCormack j...@easypeasy.co.ukwrote: Meinte van't Kruis wrote: Seeing the whole apparat project of Joa Ebert or the stuff Nicolas

Re: [Flashcoders] hen's teeth...

2010-01-07 Thread John McCormack
Pike wrote: sandbox? Am guessing direct memory access maybe disallowed because people could try to exploit buffer overflows... John McCormack wrote: Thank you for that, it was very interesting. It was certainly faster for those operations. opcodes which aren't available in AS3 It doesn't seem

Re: [Flashcoders] hen's teeth...

2010-01-07 Thread John McCormack
So the performance gains will end up in AS3, sometime: http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Alchemy:FAQ Why can't the ActionScript compiler generate byte code that executes as quickly as Alchemy? Compiling with LLVM tools (included as part of Alchemy) allows compile and link time

Re: [Flashcoders] hen's teeth...

2010-01-06 Thread John McCormack
Meinte van't Kruis wrote: Seeing the whole apparat project of Joa Ebert or the stuff Nicolas Cannasse Are their projects available to see? implementing some alchemy to speed things up. As far as I understand it, the C++ code is still converted into Flash's byte codes, so any performance

Re: [Flashcoders] hen's teeth...

2010-01-05 Thread John McCormack
Taka Kojima wrote: it's not necessarily the language that makes a developer, it's the conceptual understanding of everything else, design patterns, syntax, best practices, I would agree with that. What 2nd language to choose depends upon what you aim to do... I program in C++ for my own

Re: [Flashcoders] hen's teeth...

2010-01-05 Thread John McCormack
Glen Pike wrote: You do something wrong in C / C++ you could end up with a BSOD, or a broken CD Writer (ahem). Sorry, the (ahem) made me laugh! I got into Flash ActionScript because it was the fastest and easiest way of getting something to show on the screen Yep. I hated Visual Studio I

Re: [Flashcoders] Back On Course, Still Problems

2009-12-07 Thread John McCormack
Beno, First, a bit of a rant. These people have given you so much, and they have to make progress too. We know it's a struggle but you really must help yourself. Please advise. When I started I read Colin Mook's book from start to finish:

Re: [Flashcoders] Back On Course, Still Problems

2009-12-07 Thread John McCormack
Beno, Persuade a library to buy the books. Without the grounding you will grow into the subject with all sorts of misunderstanding that will bite you later. I really didn't feel ready to code until I had fully digested Mook's book. John ___

Re: [Flashcoders] Problem with First Flash Movie

2009-11-17 Thread John McCormack
Beno, It's difficult knowing exactly what you have done. I don't know any AS2, just AS3. To help sort out the scenario let's say: You have a program called program.fla You have clicked the stage and in 'properties' you have named the class as Main - without the as. So the code that drives

Re: [Flashcoders] Problem with First Flash Movie

2009-11-17 Thread John McCormack
Well done Cedric! beno, Later on, have a look at: Using the Document Class on: http://www.gotoandlearn.com/ John Cedric Muller wrote: :) Now, the best is to try out different ways to launch your application and truely understand the differences between Classes, methods, properties,

Re: [Flashcoders] monitor outgoing http requests

2009-10-09 Thread John McCormack
I like Charles too. It's easy to use, it saved me time and it's worth every penny. John Chris Foster wrote: I like using 'Charles' - an HTTP sniffer from http://xk72.com/ C: -Original Message- From: flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com

[Flashcoders] Shared local file.

2009-09-23 Thread John McCormack
Hi. I have an application that saves user scores remotely, across the web, by sending the data to a php script. That script receives the scores and updates the list in an xml file. The scores are sorted and returned. That works fine. When the user runs the SWF locally, on a school network,

Re: [Flashcoders] panels / workspace CS4 bug

2009-09-21 Thread John McCormack
I never use Flash Prof. CS4 for coding because the Actions panel is not good enough, I just use it to produce graphics exported as swc's for use in Flex Builder. Apart from the problems mentioned, Flex Builder 3 is great. I have heard so many good reports of Flash Develop that I must try it

Re: [Flashcoders] panels / workspace CS4 bug

2009-09-18 Thread John McCormack
In Flex Builder 3 the project properties panels do something similar. On the left pane are the options and on the right are a details pane. The details pane often has it's boxes and tabs misplaced (off screen). By dragging the separating edge between left and right panes you can fix some of it.

Re: [Flashcoders] bitwise question

2009-09-15 Thread John McCormack
Jiri, I haven't done much bit twiddling yet in AS3 but I think you were fast already, but your i was being incremented and shifted. Also i8 would only get you bits 2,1,0 In binary that would be i1000 How about: function getBit(var numb:int):int { var bit:int=1; var count:int=0; if

Re: [Flashcoders] bitwise question

2009-09-15 Thread John McCormack
i shifted= 30 binary 0001 1110 John Glen Pike wrote: I think his i 8 was valid as the i is used for the shift, not the value... The only thing that might be faster is using i-- rather than i++ - for some reason decrementing through a loop is suppsoed to be faster. Glen :) John

Re: [Flashcoders] debugging events

2009-09-04 Thread John McCormack
Joel, With the Flex Builder debugger, when you trace into the dispatch of the event it then traces into the receiving listeners. Have you tried that? John Joel Stransky wrote: I have some custom event classes for my project but one of them is just failing outright. I can verify that the

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