John Biggs wrote a short post on Flash’s quiet mobile sunset: “Hey, Guys, Remember When You Used to Care About Flash?”. This bit stuck with me: Where is the outrage? Where are the flame wars? Why are there no open letters to Adobe? It’s because people have moved on and it’s actually kind of appalling […]
Flash debug output can be captured to a log file, as described by Mark Walters here: http://yourpalmark.com/2005/07/01/trace-from-the-browser-using-standard-trace/. On OS X You can then display that output in Console.app. I’ve set up two aliases in my bash profile to do so: [code] alias trace=’open -a /Volumes/[HARD DRIVE NAME]/Applications/Utilities/Console.app/ /Users/[USERNAME]/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash\ Player/Logs/flashlog.txt’ alias cleartrace=’cat /dev/null > /Users/[USERNAME]/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash\ Player/Logs/flashlog.txt’ […]
Finally installed FDT 3.5 yesterday. I don’t write Flex Apps, so the MXML support is nice to see but doesn’t really affect me. I noticed a lot more templates, and today I was pleased to see that the quick fix to rename a class also automatically renames the constructor if it is present. It always […]
Just posted this over at the DS Tech Blog: Project Names for Ant Build Files. Completely obvious, yet somehow it’s taken me a year to realize this. It’s not usually an issue when you only have one project open, but today I was staring at three build files in the Ant panel, all named “project”. […]
My friend Andy Hatch has been working on utility classes for runtime asset loading in Flash, specifically runtime fonts. Runtime fonts are a particularly tricky thing to get right, but this looks like a clean, simple solution to the problem.
Update 2009-08-04: We Choose the Moon was chosen as FWA Site of the Month! We Choose the Moon is today’s FWA Site of the Day. The moon landing is tonight, after which the site will shift to post-live mode where you can investigate each of the stages separately.