Archive for the ‘Flex’ 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.