Re: [Flashcoders] as3 class libraries

2008-07-16 Thread Beatrix Kr├╝mmer-Frau
First Hallo again Back to the List - after maybe 6 years without Flash and Flashcoders. Finaly got again a pure Flash Job 1 year ago, roling from Flash MX over AC2 into AC3 - game development - 3D (my part). Listening to the list for a while, here is my first post: I miss Sandy:

[Flashcoders] hiring

2008-07-16 Thread Romuald Quantin
Hi, I'm not sure it is the right place to do that but people have been friendly on this list, I hope you can help. I'll have to hire a flash/flex developer in London UK for a permanent job. Can anyone tell me some good place to post an ad? I'm not looking for a general IT job site

Re: [Flashcoders] hiring

2008-07-16 Thread Sidney de Koning
try http://www.riajobs.org/ Sid On Jul 16, 2008, at 2:29 PM, Romuald Quantin wrote: Hi, I'm not sure it is the right place to do that but people have been friendly on this list, I hope you can help. I'll have to hire a flash/flex developer in London UK for a permanent job. Can

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Brian Mays
Awesome. Thanks. This reinforces some points I've been making to so colleagues. Brian Mays On 7/15/08 3:06 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: hi all, i just published an article called Charges Against ActionScript 3.0 covering the things people don't like about ActionScript 3.0.

Re: [Flashcoders] hiring

2008-07-16 Thread Paul Evans
On 16 Jul 2008, at 13:29, Romuald Quantin wrote: I'll have to hire a flash/flex developer in London UK for a permanent job. http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/flexjobs/ it mostly carries US based jobs, but I'm in the UK and still scan it you could also join Flex London User Group, and post

Re: [Flashcoders] as3 class libraries

2008-07-16 Thread Paul Evans
On 14 Jul 2008, at 21:41, Corban Baxter wrote: I am trying to put together a list of some of the best AS3 and Flex Libraries, Classes and Frameworks we have available If you decide to publish your list somewhere, perhaps add a column to highlight the licence type of each item, which read in

Re: [Flashcoders] Auto declare stage instance issue with SWC

2008-07-16 Thread Todd Dominey
I'll answer my own question, in case others need to know. The answer was to make the class dynamic so that Flash could access it when auto-declaring the instance names. On Jul 12, 2008, at 10:16 AM, Todd Dominey wrote: Hi everyone - Here's my setup. I have a MovieClip named TimerSymbol

Re: [Flashcoders] hiring

2008-07-16 Thread Gert-Jan van der Wel
Thanks Sid! We're also looking for an ActionScript/Flash developer to join the Floorplanner team in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. It quite difficult to find good people... Gert-Jan Op 16 jul 2008, om 14:39 heeft Sidney de Koning het volgende geschreven: try http://www.riajobs.org/ Sid

Re: [Flashcoders] Performance on Data Passing

2008-07-16 Thread Paul Evans
On 2 Jul 2008, at 19:03, Manuel Ponce de Leon wrote: Does anyone have any hints on how to better testthe performance of an SWF movie rendering XML data versus some other dataset type (JSON, key-value pairs using flashvars, etc)? take a look at BlazeBench and James Ward's post...

Re: [Flashcoders] as3 class libraries

2008-07-16 Thread Ivan Dembicki
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[Flashcoders] arguments.caller -- name of this function?

2008-07-16 Thread Leonardo Scattola - New Vision srl
Hi list! I apologize in advance if this question has already been asked... it is my little Wednesday puzzle :D Given this sample code (AS2): myFunction=function() { // call the second one: trace(Now calling secondFunction); secondFunction(); trace(End.); }

Re: [Flashcoders] hiring

2008-07-16 Thread Sidney de Koning
Tell me about it, we are based in Amsterdam and having much difficulty getting freelancers. However we already placed some ads on riajobs.org, and gotten more reactions than using headhunters companies (Monster, ComputerFutures etc). Company blogs and direct mailings are also more effective

Re: [Flashcoders] hiring

2008-07-16 Thread anuj sharma
Hi You might want to try this http://www.actionscript.org/employment/search_positions.php Sometimes there are international jobs there too and if you register with them, they keep on sending you weekly openings. Anuj On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 5:29 AM, Romuald Quantin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [Flashcoders] Custom RegExp problem

2008-07-16 Thread elibol
Hi Adam, I just wanted to note a few things, to get you on the right track here... If you're going to extend RegExp, pass vars to the constructor, otherwise you aren't using the super class at all. public function CustomRegExp() { super((\d+)(\d{3}(\.|,|$)), gi); } The convert function

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Jordan L. Chilcott
I'm on the other side of this... I hardly agree with any of these points. jord Brian Mays wrote: Awesome. Thanks. This reinforces some points I've been making to so colleagues. Brian Mays On 7/15/08 3:06 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: hi all, i just published an article

Re: [Flashcoders] arguments.caller -- name of this function?

2008-07-16 Thread Hans Wichman
http://objectpainters.com/blog/2007/07/16/argumentscallee_name/ HTH JC On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 6:06 PM, Leonardo Scattola - New Vision srl [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi list! I apologize in advance if this question has already been asked... it is my little Wednesday puzzle :D Given this

Re: [Flashcoders] arguments.caller -- name of this function?

2008-07-16 Thread Hans Wichman
ps this is a very old article, the new reflection package is done, if you are interested let me know On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 7:22 PM, Hans Wichman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://objectpainters.com/blog/2007/07/16/argumentscallee_name/ HTH JC On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 6:06 PM, Leonardo

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Matt S.
Even the garbage collection and unload movie issues? .m On 7/16/08, Jordan L. Chilcott [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm on the other side of this... I hardly agree with any of these points. jord Brian Mays wrote: Awesome. Thanks. This reinforces some points I've been making to so colleagues.

RE: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Merrill, Jason
I'm on the other side of this... I hardly agree with any of these points. Are you serious? Did you read the article? Jason Merrill Bank of America Enterprise Technology Global Risk LLD Instructional Technology Media Join the Bank of America Flash Platform Developer Community Are you a

[Flashcoders] Verifying Numerical Input

2008-07-16 Thread ITSCO
Hello Everybody, Before I try to maybe re-invent the Wheel, and write my own code. I was wondering whether anyone has a sample Actionscript 3.0 code for verifying the input to a text field is a Number. Generally, the isNaN() is ok. But when one input a number with the Thousand

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Jordan L. Chilcott
Let me rephrase this: I hardly agree with MOST of the issues. jord Matt S. wrote: Even the garbage collection and unload movie issues? .m ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Jordan L. Chilcott
Of course I did... I don't deny his points. I just don't agree with them all. We're talking about opinions here. I'm no more incorrect as the next guy, including Colin. jord Merrill, Jason wrote: I'm on the other side of this... I hardly agree with any of these points. Are you

RE: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Merrill, Jason
Let me rephrase this: I hardly agree with MOST of the issues. Of course I did... I don't deny his points. I just don't agree with them all. We're talking about opinions here. I'm no more incorrect as the next guy, including Colin. Agreed. Well, actually, I guess thinking a little deeper on the

Re: [Flashcoders] Verifying Numerical Input

2008-07-16 Thread Juan Pablo Califano
A quick way to do it I can think of off the top of my head is making a copy of the user's input, strip the thousands separator, cast to Number and pass the result to some formatNumber function (like the one in the ActionScript CookBook lib). Then, just compare that with the original input; if

RE: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Kerry Thompson
Jord wrote: Let me rephrase this: I hardly agree with MOST of the issues. Fair enough. It would be a valuable contribution to the discussion if you told us which issues you have, ahem issues with, and why. I personally am not in a position to argue with Colin Moock, but I do enjoy a good

[Flashcoders] AS3 BitmapData - yeah, but how?

2008-07-16 Thread Cor
Hi List, I am trying to understand BitmapData. What I am basically trying to create is a swf-loader. Wich reads every frame and creates a bitmap of it and place them as thumbnails in the swf-loader. When I click on a thumbnail it should show big. The same as every photo viewer, but instead of

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Jordan L. Chilcott
Let's be fair: I'm not looking to argue. I have a wife for that. :) I intend to state my issues, but it may have to wait a couple of days because I'm sure most, if not all, of you are in a working situation and faced with some slimy brown stuff rolling downhill towards you. I was going to

RE: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Patrick Matte | BLITZ
I've always admired Colin Moock, but after reading those 9 points, I'm not sure he still has all that credibility anymore... 1. The removal of on()/onClipEvent() from Flash CS3 makes creating simple interactivity hard. Who would want to add an onClipEvent on a movieclip anymore? I haven't

RE: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Merrill, Jason
I'm going to do a switcheroo. Excellent post Patrick, I'm in agreement more and more after reading this and previous debunking Moock's points. Moock seems to be really stretching his points in order to make a viral blog post. You're making more sense than he is. Jason Merrill Bank of America

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Steven Sacks
Everyone forgets their roots. Nobody remembers what it was like when they were first learning Flash and learning the basics of programming. Colin Moock forgot his roots when six months ago he wrote an article about how easy AS3 was to learn and how n00bs should be learning it right out the

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Steve Mathews
The more I read here, the more I am on the fence. On the one hand, I use FlexBuilder every day and love AS3 as a language. But at the same time I think Steven has a good point here. In the end I actually think Colin is 'mostly' correct with his post. What we need is for the tools to support

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Ashim D'Silva
I love flash and have been using it since 5. And although at the time, it was almost possible to drag and drop what you needed to get something going, we know there were a host of disadvantages that came with everything being so dynamic and code being everywhere. So as Flash has gotten stricter,

Re: [Flashcoders] Verifying Numerical Input

2008-07-16 Thread Ashim D'Silva
I'd say if it doesn't influence your system too much, restrict what's put in the text field (txtField.restrict) to just numbers. That way, it saves you trouble, and it shows the user what you're expecting instead of doing 'magic' in the background. 2008/7/17 Juan Pablo Califano [EMAIL PROTECTED]:

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash CMS

2008-07-16 Thread tim shaya
Hi Paul, I've recently played around with Drupal as well because it's open source, built on PHP/MySQL and I've seen AMFPHP, SWFaddress, SWFobject modules for it. HOWEVER -- I started messing with Drupal 6.3, since the latest version is Drupal 7, but quickly realized that if I wanted a fuller list

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash CMS

2008-07-16 Thread Paul Andrews
Thanks Tim and Sunil - something to check out. Paul - Original Message - From: tim shaya [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Flash Coders List flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 12:42 AM Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Flash CMS Hi Paul, I've recently played around with

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Steven Sacks
Ashim D'Silva wrote: Flash is not a toy. You can't pick it up, with no prior knowledge, and expect to have a app 2 hours later. --- This is where we part ways. Flash used to be a toy, and, up until Flash 8, it still could be. Now, with AS3, Flash has ceased to be a child's toy and is now

RE: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Barry Hannah
I agree with you to a point Steven, but speaking for myself if I may. I used to be a child as you put it - to the extent that all Flash developers/designers were back in the day. Keeping up with the code side of things as they have developed - beyond the expectations of everyone - has been

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Juan Pablo Califano
Hi, If you don't care about learning the code, why would you care about whether it's AS3 or not? To me that point is missing from Colin's argument, Adobe made the effort to include 2 VM's so old content would be supported. Just us AS2. Am I missing something? I think so... From the article,

RE: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Kerry Thompson
Steven Sacks wrote: Flash used to be a toy, and, up until Flash 8, it still could beThe reason you see so much BAD Flash is because it was SO EASY to use for even non programmers. Steven has a point (even though I cut most of his post). Remember the days when Flash's nickname was