Archive for July 2008

FDT 3.0 Now Standalone!

Those that know me and how I code know that I stand by and love coding in FDT. One thing about FDT is that you have to install Eclipse first and use FDT as a perspective (plug-in) in Eclipse. That is no more as FDT is now available as a standalone application.


AS3: TransformManager

View TransformManager Post If you’ve ever had to make an application where the user can scale/rotate/distort objects on the stage you know its no easy task. Well, Jack Doyle, a good friend and the wonderful author of TweenLite/TweenFilterLite/TweenMax, has release an AS3 version of his TransformManager class that allows you to easily add this functionality […]


AS3: SliderUI

UPDATE: Please use SliderUI v1.51 for the latest and greatest. View Example View Documentation Download Class & Example Files If you’re anything like me, you hate using components and try to steer clear of them WHENEVER you can. The SliderUI was spawned from this hate and is a super easy way to create a slider […]


Puppy Surprise!

Well, as some of you may have read in a previous post, I am now the loving father of a little Shih Tzu puppy named King. If you have had a puppy in the past you know it’s no easy task and I don’t have very much time between King running around and trying to […]


The Tech Labs

Carlos Pinho, a good guy and supporter of my blog here, recently launched his new project entitled The Tech Labs. Some of you may already know about the new site but if you don’t it is a tutorial site that covers AIR, Flash, and Flex. Carlos is offering $100 USD for every tutorial that he […]


AS3: SoundManager

UPDATED 1/6/2011: SoundManager v1.4 has been released and should be used instead of this class. View Documentation Download TweenLite Download Class I don’t normally add sounds to my projects unless the client requests it but when they do I always struggle to cleanly do it. I just had to write a utility that would allow […]


AS3: MouseIdleMonitor

View Example View Documentation Download Class & Example Files I recently had the need to track if the user has stopped using their mouse (if the mouse was idle) in an application I was building. It actually turned out to be a lot easier than I had imagined with the use of a timer and […]


AS3 Documentation Updates

As promised, I’ve updated all of the pertinent AS3 classes that I’ve written and posted here with their AS3 HTML documentations. It should be a little easier now to get an idea of what you can do with the class before downloading it. I apologize for not doing this sooner but as I posted yesterday […]


ZenDoc Documents AS3 Classes

For someone like me who is not very handy with Ant build files, the command line, ASDoc, and other crap of that nature, getting a nice HTML documentation together for your AS3 class files is a pain in the ass. I know running an Ant build would be much smoother for this kind of thing […]


AS3: QueryString

View Documentation Download Class UPDATE 11/20/08: I’ve updated the class to fix the issue roi outlined in the comments. The download now goes the the new version, 1.1. I’ve posted before on retrieving FlashVars and how to do it in AS3. FlashVars is the suggested way of grabbing in variables from outside of Flash, but […]