Heading to Full Sail University

In 2010 I discovered a wonderful program in Web Design & Development at Adobe Max, I watched a presentation Teaching the Adobe Flash Platform in Education. This was back when fullsail.com was a flex website, it was so awesome! I was amazed at the level of flash being taught by the school, and since then I always wanted to go there. I will be taking the online degree for Web Design & Development. Back in 2010 I was studying at the University of Hawaii for Oceanography, as I wanted to learn how to forecast the surf, and I am happy to say I now have that skill, but I did not finish the degree, too much math & physics.

Full Sail University seems like the  perfect school to learn more about web design and development!

Currently I am a flash developer, and the Manger of the Hawaii Flash User Group, I also used to be a ColdFusion Developer, but I have not done that for a while, and now the only time I use ColdFusion is for writing cfcs for flash remoting. I do know html & css, but I am not good at it at all! Therefore I want to learn more.

I really like the Full Sail approach to their courses as they teach mobile applications, html and flash. The degree in a sense is 2 degrees design and development mixed into 1 degree. I think after the program I will be really well rounded and could work for a number of companies, not to mention I will finally have a degree!

Full Sail is different than your average college as instead of taken a bunch of classes during the semester, you take a course a mouth. It is fast paced, but I kind of like the idea of taken just one subject once a month.

I am so excited that I will finally be able to attend Full Sail with the Help of my Father, see you in March Full Sail!

You can see the courses(many have been waived for me, such as the General Education) on full sail’s website

Of course I am the most excited about the Flash Courses 🙂

Compare 2 arrays with AS 3

The following function compares the values ​​of two arrays and returns another array with different values​​.

private function checkArrays(array1:Array,array2:Array):Array {
    var array3:Array=new Array();
    var length1:int=array1.length;
    var none:Boolean=false;

    for(var i:int=0;i < length1;i++) {
        var length2:int=array2.length;

        for(var j:int=0;j < length2;j++) {
            if(String(array1[i])==String(array2[j])) {
                none=false;
                break;
            }
            else {
                none=true;
            }
        }
        if(none) {
            array3.push(array1[i])
            none=false;
        }
    }
    return array3;
}


Getting Flash Working on Android, Jelly Bean

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Some popular video providers have not transitioned to HTML5, so if you still want Flash on your phone/tablet, there are ways around it — just keep in mind that this is not recommended by Adobe and that the experience with the plugin. Also note that downloading the Flash Player apk file from unofficial sources could open the gates to malware on your phone or tablet, so it’s not recommended to get the file from third-party sources.

The best source to download a working official version of Flash player is from Adobe’s own site. Download the latest version (Flash Player 11.1.for Android 4.0 (11.1.115.36)) Once you downloaded the apk file, you need to transfer it to you device.  A great free application that will help is “App Installer” you can get this from the Google Play store. Make sure you download this app!

Using “App Installer” find the flash player apk file, open the player  It will most likely say unknown sources.  Click on settings and check the unknown sources box, click on the flash player again and install it.

Now that Flash Player is installed, go to your browser (Not Chrome), and change some settings. Go to advanced, and make sure “enable plugin is always on!”

I did this myself on my galaxy S III and my Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet.

Have Fun!

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AS3 Drawing Pad Awesomeness

This is another project that I’ve been putting off. It really should have some kind of bitmap merging/drawing going on to allow for a greater number of shapes, but I think it would work just fine for anything a guest would want to spend time on. Just don’t try to recreate the Sistine Chapel ceiling and you’ll be fine 🙂

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Get Adobe Flash player

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