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This article will cover techniques in dealing with application state and complex animations. Additionally, I've included a few quick primers on how to implement some of the designs a Flash developer can be expected to put into Flash as well as a sample application file. This article will cover techniques in dealing with application state and complex animations. Additionally, I've included a few quick primers on how to implement some of the designs a Flash developer can be expected to put into Flash as well as a sample application file. There are many articles dealing with application state, from Visual Basic to PHP. My goal is not to rehash those topics, but to show you some tips and tricks I've learned in merging state and animation in Flash, since one of the main features that draws people to utilizing the Flash Player in a browser is its ability to keep applicati... (more)

Why Central Matters

Central is important to developers for a number of reasons. First, Central provides an application framework with which you can sell the applications you make. You just have to add a few purchasing details to an XML file and edit a Web form. Additionally, the user is presented with information about how to purchase. Considering Macromedia's current deals with companies such as Intel and AOL, you can be sure that your applications will get exposure. The evolving Flash Player will do better on the desktop than within the browser. There are fewer restrictions and a lot more room to a... (more)

Jesse Randall Warden's JesterXL Blog: Binding in the Trenches

It's 7:50 pm on Sunday, and I'm still working. I figured I'd share why I'm debugging like crazy instead of relaxing. Bindings. For those of who know of Flex 2, Adobe's tool for programmers to create Rich Internet Applications, it has this one feature that sets it apart from Flash, and incidentally, its brother Spry shares. It allows you to put a variable surrounded by curly brackets, and at runtime, anytime that variable changes, it'll update whatever variable is being set to it. So, for a TextField, you can bind a global text property to the TextField's text property, like so: ... (more)

Personal Branding Checklist

This is a checklist of items you need for an all-encompassing personal branding strategy. Personal branding is the process of marketing and selling yourself as a brand in order to gain success in business. Personal branding is a continual process just as knowing yourself is a continual process. As you grow, so does your brand. The need for personal branding arises from the fact that globalization has increased competition in the workplace. As the wheat is separated from the chaff, if you are left standing, you are left standing with others of good caliber. The playing field is no... (more)

Agile Chronicles #3: Branch Workflow

This entry is about utilizing branches for each developer in Subversion, Merge Day, and how while cool, it’s an ivory tower process. Note: This isn’t a tenet of the Agile methodology itself, it’s just something that works well when you have a bunch of developers collaborating together rapidly, and a specific workflow our client requested we follow. Branch Workflow We’re utilizing a Branch Workflow on my current project.  What this means is that each developer creates their own branch in Subversion.  If you’re utilizing Tortoise SVN on PC or Versions on Mac, this is effectively a ... (more)