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July 2018



I have written many tutorials and this is the place that you will find them. Most of them are in flash, but a few of them are in ColdFusion. Who knows what ind of tutorials I will create in the future? All of the flash tutorials can be found on my good friends website Graphic Mania who [...]


August 2014

New Motion Editor Workflows & Shortcuts


There are several workflows and shortcuts  in new motion editor. Property Curve Editing 1)      "Double click" on selected property curve to add new anchor point. 2)      If anchor points and control points are collapsed (i.e. corner point), then mouse "drag" operation moves anchor point by default. 3)      In order [...]

New Motion Editor Workflows & Shortcuts2018-07-24T21:17:44+00:00

June 2014

Flash And AIR 14 Released


That was fast! Just weeks after the betas of Flash Player 14 and AIR 14 Runtime (and SDK), the team has announced that these new runtimes have been released. In addition to bug fixes and security updates, new features include Anisotropic filtering A new Stage3D Standard profile (which supports multiple render targets, floating point textures, and AGAL v2) [...]

Flash And AIR 14 Released2014-06-14T20:11:02+00:00

May 2014

TIOBE Index for May 2014 May Headline


‪#‎Adobe‬ ‪#‎ActionScript‬ enters top 20! "This month ActionScript entered the TIOBE index top 20. ActionScript is a JavaScript dialect that is mainly used to write Flash programs to show interactive animations and videos. ActionScript’s popularity already peaked in 2008 and 2009, but after Steve Jobs announced to ban Flash from Apple’s devices, it lost popularity rapidly. Flash [...]

TIOBE Index for May 2014 May Headline2014-05-13T14:31:42+00:00

1 Billion AIR Installations


The AIR team has announced that in April 2014 the number of AIR applications installed around the world (on different devices and desktops, so that does not include updates and installs) surpassed the billion mark (that's billion with a B, as in 1,000,000,000 ). They also published some usage stats pertaining to OS (over half of the [...]

1 Billion AIR Installations2014-05-11T18:29:30+00:00

April 2014

North Shore to be protected from development


Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced Thursday that an agreement has been reached between the State of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu, The Trust for Public Land, and Turtle Bay Resort to establish a conservation easement on 665.8 acres of land at Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku. Portions of this land had previously been planned for [...]

North Shore to be protected from development2014-04-18T01:21:33+00:00

March 2014

Loading and Saving XML


This is a demo I created to demonstrate how to load and save data to an XML file. In the demo below you can add and remove balls as well as change their color. When you are finished you can click on "save" which saves your work into an XML file. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> [...]

Loading and Saving XML2018-07-24T21:40:43+00:00

Open letter to @Adobe & Adobe AIR


This letter was written by Gary Paluk: Re: The following message was originally posted on facebook: Hi Loni, firstly, thank you for your response to questions. I was a developer of the Away3D TypeScript HTML5 project which was funded by Adobe. I wrote my own Flash/Air 3D engine called Zest3D which had no funding [...]

Open letter to @Adobe & Adobe AIR2014-03-26T16:08:50+00:00

February 2014

Building for iOS7


Apache Flex allows you to build apps that work across many different platforms including mobile platforms such as Android and iOS. Recently, Apple announced that Starting February 1, 2014 any new apps and app updates submitted to the App Store must be built with Xcode 5 and iOS 7. The Adobe AIR team fixed the [...]

Building for iOS72014-02-26T21:35:10+00:00

January 2014

Adobe Flash Player 13 Beta Now Available for Download


Adobe has just rolled out a new beta version of Flash Player that allows users to try out the feature lineup that’ll be soon integrated into the application a lot earlier. Adobe Flash Player 13.0 beta comes with supplementary characters enhancement support for TextField, as well as with full screen video message tweaks to customize the notification [...]

Adobe Flash Player 13 Beta Now Available for Download2014-01-29T22:10:10+00:00