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FITC-review-FUGUK

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Short brief description of some of the bits from FITC Amsterdam 2008

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FITC-review-FUGUK

  1. 1. James Whittaker
  2. 2. Keynote New releases CS3 Development kits released New AIR apps on Marketplace Sneaks Hydra Flash player 10
  3. 3. Watch your build buttons! Release build removes debug files Enable Runtime Shared Libraries
  4. 4. Standard build (with debug code) Profiler build Watch your build buttons! Release build removes debug files Debug build Enable Runtime Shared Libraries Release build (optimised SWF or AIR)
  5. 5. Standard build (with debug code) Profiler build Watch your build buttons! Release build removes debug files Debug build Enable Runtime Shared Libraries Release build (optimised SWF or AIR)
  6. 6. Loading ‘Modules’ at runtime with <mx:moduleLoader> Just like components reduces initial file size Flash player 9 now at 98%
  7. 7. Flash now Illustrator & Photoshop importer Bounding boxes are coloured depending upon type Animation & tweening export to XML feature. Use URLLoader in Flex to load animation XML into the fl.motion.Animator class Set debug to be Strict enables better debugging Can export without hidden layers. No need for guide
  8. 8. Flash future (CS4) Vertical properties panel like Flex Same debugging engine as Flex Hydra integration (AIFF toolkit on labs) Tweening completely re-written. All object based, extensible, better designer / developer workflow The .fla filetype is moving towards XML type (XFL) from the current binary type. Other tools can export as XFL Small modifications can be done within XFL
  9. 9. ActionScript 4 Following ECMAScript version 4 Changes required by Google & Yahoo! ECMAScript shows what AS4 might contain in it’s core. View Colin Mook’s presentation online: http://www.mook.org/lectures http://ecmascript.org
  10. 10. Data visualisation Nicolas Lierman - Data Visualisation with Flex. Developer of Google Analytics AIR app Built AS3 API by following Google’s JavaScript
  11. 11. Saffron Samuel Agesilas Pastel - UML Modelling tool. Pure AS3, not Flex or Cairngorm Command & factory patterns used Built own ‘scaffolding’ for SQLLite DB and UI engine. Might be open sourced in the future
  12. 12. Flash Pyrotechnics Seb Lee-Delisle (www.sebleedelisle.com) Particle systems from scratch Can be used for more than just fireworks Source code available
  13. 13. This presentation is released under Creative Commons share alike 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/deed.en_GB http://flexdeveloper.eu/fuguk http://jameswhittaker.com

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