Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Dojo Multifile Uploader with Flash

Category: Dojo, Flash

SitePen continues their work on Deft with a multi-file uploader: The Dojo Toolkit now has support for multi-file uploads, thanks to the new Deft project. The dojox.form.FileUploader class embeds a hidden SWF file in the page which, when triggered, will open a system dialog that supports multiple file selection, and also file masks, which allows Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:09 am

3.6 rating from 36 votes

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Deft-fully using Dojo and Flex

Category: Dojo, Flash

Tom Trenka of SitePen has created a new top-level Dojo package called Deft which “focuses on ActionScript components created in support of the various projects within the Dojo Toolkit (mostly for DojoX). Deft source files are well organized based in part on the organization of other Dojo Toolkit projects, as well as the package structure Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:38 am

3.7 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

flXHR: Flash based XHR from flensed

Category: Ajax, Flash, JavaScript, Library

Kyle Simpson has announced a new family of opensource projects called flensed and the first project being flXHR which “utilizes javascript+flash to create a complete, literal drop-in replacement (by being API identical) for the native browser XHR (Ajax) communication mechanism. However, flXHR uses Flash Player’s security model to enable direct cross-domain communication, and also has Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:53 am

4.1 rating from 45 votes

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Acrobat.com: PDF and Flash sitting in a tree

Category: Flash, Showcase

Ever since Macromedia and Adobe merged, we have been waiting for a day where PDF and Flash played really nice together, and today is the day. Very symbolic for the folks from the companies before the merge. As TechCrunch says: At the same time Adobe is launching Acrobat.com, it is releasing Acrobat 9—a major upgrade Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:46 pm

3.6 rating from 30 votes

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Porting Dojo Methods to Flash

Category: Dojo, Flash

Mike Wilcox has started a nice series of posts on porting Dojo methods to Flash as a homage for Open Screen (aside: I applaud Adobe’s intentions, but need to see a non-assert of their IP before I can do anything with it.) In part one of the series Mike ports dojo.hitch to ActionScript: < View Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:12 am
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4.1 rating from 19 votes

Monday, April 28th, 2008

FancyUpload: Swiff meets Ajax

Category: Component, Flash, JavaScript, MooTools

Harald Kirschner has created a new version of FancyUpload “a file-input replacement which features an unobtrusive, multiple-file selection menu and queued upload with an animated progress bar.” A good example is the Queued Photo Uploader which is coded by: < View plain text > javascript var swiffy = new FancyUpload2($(‘demo-status’), $(‘demo-list’), {     ‘url’: Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:37 am

4.4 rating from 88 votes

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Adobe Photoshop Express Launches

Category: Adobe, Flash, Showcase

The launch of Adobe Photoshop Express has been much anticipated. We are seeing the move of a large software company going from desktop to Web for a major application. As Erick Schonfeld points out “Photoshop Express is by no means just Photoshop ported onto the web.” I am a big fan of Picnik and for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:14 am

3.2 rating from 17 votes

Monday, March 24th, 2008

FaviconGrabber and Social Graph

Category: Flash, Showcase

Alistair Rutherford has written a nice looking Flex application that visualizes the Social Graph API: Alistair told us about the application, and some of the fun features: The initial version was a bit boring looking so I thought it would be nice to pull the ‘favicons’ for the sites returned in the results. I have Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:11 am
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3.3 rating from 13 votes

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Dojo Storage updated for 1.0

Category: Dojo, Flash, Gears

Brad Neuberg, a partner of crime on the Gears team, has released an update to Dojo Storage that has it cooking with gas on the new Dojo 1.x codebase: Dojo Storage makes it possible to store large amounts of data (hundreds or megabytes of K) on the client-side, way beyond the 4K limit of cookies. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:35 am
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3.6 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Adobe extending Flash platform: Run C, C++, Java and more

Category: Adobe, Flash

Paul Krill picked up on Kevin Lynch saying “It’s basically a way to take other languages and make them run on top of Flash Player” as he answered a question from the audience at Engage the other night. Expanding on the project, Ted Patrick, Adobe technical evangelist, said the technology would allow for cross-compiling existing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:20 am

3.9 rating from 19 votes

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Adobe AIR v1.0 & Flex 3.0 Released; New Adobe Open Source Site Launched

Category: Adobe, Ajaxian.com Announcements, Flash

Continuing their march into the RIA space, Adobe announced today the official release of AIR v1.0 and Flex 3.0. Adobe has taken the beta off of the wrapper as their have released both AIR 1.0 and Flex 3.0. As Ajax developers, Adobe is trying hard to get us developing applications, not just Flash folks. They Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:02 am

4.2 rating from 41 votes

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

MooTools Swiff: Communicate with Flash

Category: Flash, MooTools

MooTools core team member Michelle Steigerwalt has a writeup about the MooTools 1.2 Swiff object which allows communication between Flash movie (.swf) files and a page’s JavaScript. The Swiff object makes it substantially easier to interact with ActionScript allowing you to pass values or manipulate the Flash movie using JavaScript and MooTools: Unless you’re a Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:18 am

2 rating from 147 votes

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Yahoo! Released ASTRA Flash and Flex components

Category: Flash, Yahoo!

The Flash-y folks at Yahoo! have released a slew of Flash and Flex components in their ASTRA suite: New Flash components: AlertManager — a user interface component that creates alert windows and manages their queue. AudioPlayback — a set of controls for audio playback. MenuBar — a component that renders hierarchical data as a row Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:20 am
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4 rating from 14 votes

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Dominos: Changing the feedback model

Category: Flash, Showcase

I don’t know about you, but the idea of ordering food online has had promise, but often falls flat. When I lived in Boulder I would order from The Sink, but they would call you back and confirm the order, which kinda defeated the point. If you don’t get a call back though, then you Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:43 am

3.9 rating from 24 votes

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

as3Query: jQuery port to ActionScript

Category: Adobe, Flash, JavaScript, jQuery

First we see the new jQuery 1.2.2 release, and now “nitoyon” has ported jQuery to ActionScript 3.0 creating as3Query. This port has everything bar the Ajax features, and it comes with a set of demos: Creating instances and monitoring events Tweening CSS Selector < View plain text > javascript function animate(f:Boolean):void {     // Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:57 am

3.9 rating from 37 votes

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

XSS: Flash and Rails

Category: Flash, Ruby, Security

A couple of good articles on XSS and security came out at the same time. One talks about XSS in Flash, and the other on Rails: XSS Vulnerabilities in Common Shockwave Flash Files Rich Cannings has written an article explaining the issue of XSS wrt Flash: Critical vulnerabilities exist in a large number of widely Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:14 pm
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3.1 rating from 15 votes