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Flash Catalyst Course at Lynda… by Mordy Golding

Quite frequently I get requests for tutorials and courses for Flash Catalyst… Since I haven’t been able to find the time sofar to do any publically available myself, I’m glad that Mordy Golding from Adobe has published a course based on the recent public Beta at Lynda.com.

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If you are trying to work out using Flash Catalyst, I strongly recommend to go and get it… its just more than one hour and covers the basic use cases…

Check it out…
http://www.lynda.com/home/DisplayCourse.aspx?lpk2=778

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FlashCamp Sofia 2009… Presentation

I have just finished my presentation at FlashCamp in Sofia 2009. Being presenting immediately after Mihail Pricobe presented me quite a challenge since most of the material I had was covered by his contents (he covered the entire Workflow from Creative Suite and onto coupling the Flex Application to the backend services).
So I ended up creating my presentation until the minute before I was on… quite an interesting exercise since I remembered my slides better than I probably normally would have with a first-time presentation…

Anyways, you can check out the slides here, the video will be posted later as it gets released by the event facilitators…

ActionScript 3.0, Adobe Flex, Tools

FC / FB Workflow Optimizer… sources available

I have made the sources available for the Workflow Optimizer… its a crude implementation but it does the job.
It uses Flex, AIR, as3preferenceslib, as3corelib and the Mate Flex Framework.

Don’t hesitate to comment on the ideas or concepts.. but don’t comment the code: it’s not written with any other priority than functionality…

Check it out…
http://code.google.com/p/workflowoptimizer/

ActionScript 3.0, Tools

Flash Catalyst / Flash Builder Workflow Optimizer

Workflow Optimizer is a small and lightweight tool which helps Flash Designers and Flash Developers to work around some of the temporary limitations with Flash Catalyst.

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The application allows you to automatically extract the contents of FXP / FXPL files and put them into a configurable directory and can hence replace some of the tedious export / import actions from Flash Catalyst to Flash Builder.

The application is written in Flash Builder 4 with Flex 4 and AIR, it uses the as3preferenceslib for persisting the directory and file information and it uses Mate Flex Framework as the application controller.

Next step is to add support for running as a service by adding some Merapi classes and examine even better ways to help optimize the FC / FB workflow.

You can download and install the latest version from the Adobe AIR Marketplace here…
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/marketplace/index.cfm?event=marketplace.offering&offeringid=13424

Sources are available at Google Code…
http://code.google.com/p/workflowoptimizer/

You can download the binary from here…
http://petermolgaard.com/projects/workflowoptimizer/WorkflowOptimizer.air.zip

Sources will soon follow…

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Interview by Mihai Corlan

Late night, walking in cold Copenhagen from one late night bar to another… and then the guy pulls out a camera… anyways, it was a great evening I remember more for Mihai’s great company than this interview, of which I hope to do a part two in which I will attempt to be more clear and concise then in this interview…

Check out Mihai’s blog, if you have not already…
http://corlan.org/