Flash MX Actionscripting Contest

Eric.net is running an interesting contest.
Prizes includes (seems more prizes to be added)
Macromedia: DRK 1 and DRK 2.
Sorenson: Sorenson Squeeze for Windows.
McGraw Hlll Publishing: 8 copies of Robert Penner’s Actionscripting in Flash MX.
Mike Chambers: 1 copy of Flashenabled (book) autographed by 1/2 the authors.
Manitu Group: 3 copies of it’s Action Script Viewer (Windows).
Eyeland Studios: 3 memberships to Flash Foundry.

Comments : bad code

“Comments are a sign of bad code in two ways. First of all, you add them to code that isn’t clear without them. Good comments are comments that add clarity to code that isn’t clear or isn’t sufficiently clear without them. There’s no point in belaboring the obvious or having a comment that fails to explain the nonobvious. Now imagine taking a good comment and removing it. You are now left with code that is bad, or at least not as good as it could be. In that limited sense, comments are a sign of bad code.”
Read the details …

Hmmm, I forgot to mention that I saw that while I was reading Model-View-Controller article, scroll down the page if you are there to see more related links.

TextPad syntax file for ASMX

Textpad is my favorite Text Editor so far, and I use it as the external editor for ActionScript. I was happy to see Chak at the Macromedia Seminar here in Mumbai, India, using the same.

Update: I have removed the syntax file for ActionScript as it is no longer relevant. Please download the latest ActionSctipt syntax file from the Syntax Definition page of Textpad.

Flashcomm : 2 more Components

Flashcomm Components, they have been upadated and 2 more components (15th Component : VideoPlayback and the 16th : VideoRecord) have been added. Go get your FREE download today. Thanks to Sam for the quick info.
Remember to read the documentation of the 2 new components in the PDF that is enclosed with the communication components package. It is also learnt that the “SimpleConnect” component no longer has a memory leak on the client-side; previously, the memory leak occurred if you typed faster than 1 character every 10 milliseconds. And no more problem of those people asking how can you have more than one AVPresence component instances in a single application without having to set the property for each instance of the AVPresence,
As promised by Peldi in one of the flashcomm mailing list, “application.asc” and “framework.asc files” have been modified to allow garbage collection for applications using components. Enjoy !

Developing Rich Internet Applications Seminar

“You will experience firsthand power of Macromedia Cold Fusion MX, see how to integrate rich Macromedia Flash content with applications built using ColdFusion MX, .NET, Java and SOAP-based web services using Flash Remoting MX and as well as learn how to easily integrate streaming, bidirectional audio, video and data with Macromedia Flash Communication Server.
Flash Communication Server Segment MX
If you develop and deploy communications or real-time data on websites like sporting news, movie trailers, stock prices, live auction, online sales, webinars and so on for marketing, training or corporate communications purposes, we’ll show you how to integrate streaming, bi-directional audio, video and data with ease.”
That is the textlet from Macromedia’s website on the FREE seminar at JW Mariott Hotel, Juhu Tara Road, Opp. Pizza Hut, Juhu, Mumbai on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 from 9 a.m. in the morning till 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon. Register now or see the details here. Ok, if want the agenda,
9.30 – 9.45: Introduction
9.45 – 10.00: Examples of Rich Internet Applications
10.00 – 10.25: External Data & Macromedia Flash MX
10.25 – 10.45: Basic ColdFusion Concepts
10.45 – 11.15: Break
11.15 – 12.45: ColdFusion MX & Macromedia Flash Remoting MX
12.45 – 13.30: Lunch
13.30 – 14.30: Rapid application development with ColdFusion MX for J2EE
14.30 – 15.00: Macromedia Flash Remoting MX feature tour
15.00 – 15.30: Break
15.30 – 16.00: Integrating streaming, multi-way audio and video with rich user interfaces with Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX
16.00 : 16.30: Q&A and lucky draw

So, see you there, just bang on me if you can recognize me.

Firefly and FlashDoc for Flash MX

Firefly for Flash is a professional suite of components that let you manage data within Flash MX applications. Visual property editors unique to Firefly make writing ActionScript to manage data a thing of the past. Firefly’s architecture includes an extensive API that gives developers total control over managing data. Firefly Plug-ins currently available include XML, Remoting and SQL Server.

FlashDoc takes the pain out of creating ActionScript documentation for Flash MX components. FlashDoc parses comment tags in your ActionScript to generate properly formatted Flash MX documentation. A few lines of ActionScript comments is all it takes to create professional Flash documentation. FlashDoc is an absolute must for anyone writing ActionScript code in Flash MX.

Please read the various news releases at the bottom of Cybersage
– Firefly 1.0 (Release Candidate 1) now available!
– Press Release: Firefly Remoting Plug-in 1.0 to beta
– Press Release: CyberSage trains worldwide team of Macromedia SEs on Firefly
fine print : Brajeshwar have nothing to do with the creditibility or quality of any of Cybersage’s products, you may try or use them at your own understanding.

Need some troops

I am in need of some good Flash developer again, I am sorry to say that the developer should be near me, that is Mumbai or atleast in India and who can communicate with me frequently through MSN, Yahoo or ICQ, please e-mail me with example works. I would prefer more of a back-end developer this time. Please clearly mention your hourly rate or project rate. Knowledge of PHp/mySQL or MS SQL 2000 would be an added advantage.

DateCam

A well groomed and slickly brided application where you can while your time at the Coffee Shop, Martini Lounge, not to forget the usual Romance of BlueRoom, CloudNine, Flirt and Fantasize at Erotica, HotDreams, PillowTalk or eeek your true self at the Gay/Lesbian area or just at the default of the DateCam’s Lobby, you won’t regret going there. Well, the thing to catch hold of at this moment is that the site is going in Pay-mode after 3rd September, 2002. But if you sign up before that, you will be enlisted as a member free for the next one year. What is the big loss in just signing up at DateCam, you gotta whole year of free subscription to gain. The registration process was simple and straight and I did that rather easily, be prepared with a photograph of yours too just in case you want people to see you too.
The site uses the Macromedia Flash Communication Server for the whole engine and this means that the client [ user ] need not have anything special hardware or software except for the Flash 6,0,x,0 plug-in to work and the plug-in is a small download [ 394 KB, about a minute @56 kbps dial up modem ] from Macromedia.
So, go and sign up today by clicking here.