Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Google Yahoo! Challenge: Maps and Mail

Category: Ajax, Examples, Flash, Mapping

Jon Aquino has done a cool demo with Google Maps side by side with Yahoo Maps, with Yahoo’s Ajax and Flash versions. Although this doesn’t really have much practical day-to-day use (especially because you can’t search for an address), its could be valuable for comparing the source code for the three different APIs. Note that Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:51 am

3.6 rating from 10 votes

Friday, November 25th, 2005

OpenLaszlo 3.1: XMLHttpRequest Added

Category: Flash, Toolkit

OpenLaszlo 3.1 has been released. OpenLaszlo is an open-source platform for the development and delivery of rich Internet applications on the World Wide Web. The OpenLaszlo platform consists of three main components: The OpenLaszlo compiler takes an OpenLaszlo source files and compiles it into a Flash file that runs in any browser. The OpenLaszlo Runtime Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:18 pm

3.5 rating from 13 votes

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

haXe Web Language

Category: Builds, Flash, JavaScript

haXe is an open-source programming language supporting portable code across the different web platforms: Ajax, Flash, and server-side. Developer Nicolas Cannasse lists its capabilities: create Flash SWF files using Flash APIs for Players 6,7,8 and soon 8.5. generate Javascript code using Browser DHTML API, so you can create AJAX web applications. generate Neko sourcecode that Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 3:41 pm

4.2 rating from 18 votes

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

What I want from Flash.Next

Category: Editorial, Flash

Jonathan Boutelle has written Flash: what is it good for?, and many people have options on Ajax, Flash, Ajax with Flash, and more. There are a few things that I would love to see improved in Flash, to make me like it more: Integrate with my browsers saved fields. When I go to a site Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:26 am

3.1 rating from 8 votes

Monday, November 7th, 2005

AFLAX: JavaScript Library for Macromedia Flash

Category: Flash, Toolkit

Paul Colton has created a new library, AFLAX, which is “a method through which developers may use JavaScript and Flash together to create AJAX-type applications, but with a much richer set of vector drawing controls than are available in either Internet Explorer or FireFox. Developers using this library have access to the full range of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:06 am

3.3 rating from 9 votes

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

Flex 2.0 Family: Framework, Build, Player, ActionScript 3

Category: Flash

It was great to see Kevin Lynch of Macromedia/Adobe get up on stage at Web 2.0 to announce the Flex 2.0 family of technologies. The new Flex includes Flex Framework 2.0, Flex Builder 2.0 (aka Zorn), Flash Player 8.5 and ActionScript 3. Kevin started up talking about Measure Map, the blog stat tool by Adaptive Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:41 am

3.1 rating from 7 votes

Monday, August 29th, 2005

ActionScript Development Kit 1.0 Released

Category: Flash

The Midnight Coders have announced immediate availability of the ActionScript Development Kit 1.0. This ActionScript Dev Kit is a top data collection library, that contains a nice XML parser: The goal for the XML parser was ease-of-use as we got really tired of creating bad looking code with the Macromedia’s XML object. The era of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:28 am
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1.8 rating from 5 votes

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

Mapping UI: Flash vs. Ajax

Category: Flash, Google, Mapping

John Dowdell at Macromedia has hit out at Ajax compared to Flash for something like a mapping UI (Flash example here): I’m slow on this — Paul Neave posted it Friday — but it’s a great example of how a single, universal, and predictable graphics/interactivity engine can deliver a much more enjoyable user experience than Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:10 am

3.9 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

Flash / JavaScript Integration Kit

Category: Flash, Toolkit

Macromedia has packaged a Flash / JavaScript Integration kit, which makes it possible to seamlessly communicate between Flash and JavaScript. You can call JavaScript functions from Flash, and ActionScript functions from JavaScript. This kit gives us a great way to write Flash components that fit into our Ajax pages. Now, we are not forced to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:16 am

3.3 rating from 10 votes