Archive for the ‘Flash’ Category

Flash Builder/Flex 4 and ZendAMF alternative connection example

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

I was attempting to try out a simple test of ZendAMF and Flash Builder. I had begun by building the test using WAMP on my local machine. I began by using the built in Connect to Data/Service Wizard built into Flash Builder.  The example I was following was from an article over at the Zend Developer Zone called: Data-centric Adobe Flash Builder development with the Zend Framework. Everything worked slick as can be running locally on WAMP but when I tried using the same data connection with my site on my hosting company, I was ending up with errors due to the age of mySQL and PHP that my host is currently using. I am still working on resolving those problems. But in the meantime I was needing to get it to work.  I decided to incorporate the simple example Lee Brimelow used with his Flash and Zend AMF tutorial.

The example here is a simple voting screen to pick from a set of actors for best actor and worst actor. It holds a simple SharedObject variable to determine if you have already voted and keeps you from voting twice.


Here is the awards.php file:



Here is the


P.S. I apologize in advance for any typos due to attempting to make the code more generic.

GreenSock Tweening Platform

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

My friend Chuck Stein just sent me a link to the GreenSock tweening libraries:

They have downloads for AS3 and AS2. They are looking pretty cool at first glance.

Paceart System software simulation

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Back in May of ’09, I completed the Paceart System Scheduling interactive tutorial for Medtronic it is an interactive software simulation with over one hour of narration. It was built in Flash CS3 using AS3. The entire simulator builds itself with an XML sheet. The callout text, the MP3’s and the seperate SWF’s are all called by the XML file. Here are some screen shots: