Flash remoting Archives

July 29, 2003

Getting started with Flash remoting

Here the basic links... I recommend the flashcomm list for "developers working with Flash <-> Server integration"... run by Branden Hall at
Getting started with Macromedia Flash Remoting :
Common questions about Flash Remoting :
MM presalesfaq.htm

September 26, 2003

Flash Remoting: The Definitive Guide has shipped

Flash Remoting: The Definitive Guide.
Connecting Flash MX Applications to Remote Services
by Tom Muck has shipped!
WithBrandenHall,JoelMartinez,AlonSalant. Published by O'Reilly.
Download the sample chapter "Introduction to Flash Remoting" (PDF).
[quote] Flash Remoting MX lets developers easily integrate rich Macromedia Flash content with applications that are built using ColdFusion, ASP.NET, Java, PHP, or SOAP-based web services. The result is complex client/server applications that more closely resemble desktop applications than traditional web pages. Build applications that connect to a database, file system, or other server-side technologies. Developers who are looking to create Rich Internet Applications with the Flash will find Flash Remoting: The Definitive Guide indispensable.[/quote]
Read Colin Moock on "Flash remoting: the definitive guide" here.
Visit the companion site of the book at

October 13, 2003

Flash MX 2004 and ActionScript 2.0 Tutorials: The Definitive List (First Edition)

[RELEASE: The Second and definitive Edition is online!! Tons of tutorials, tips and articles!!! You can check it here. TIP: Use the search feature with keywords or authors to find your favorites topics. Note: this page will not longer be updated with tutorials, check the new version.]

[Announce: January 10, 2004: RSS and JavaScript Generator launched! Now you can create your own RSS Feeds and JavaScript! Display listings of tutorials in your blog or website and syndicate The Definitive List setting your preferences! Read announcement here.]

[Announce: January 9, 2004: Content Syndication is available (RSS 2.0 - RSS 0.91 and JavaScript)! Read announce here and visit The Definitive List: you'll find the RSS feeds and JavaScripts at the top of every page.]

[Announce: December 12, 2003: Flash MX 2004 and ActionScript 2.0 Tutorials: The Definitive List (Second Edition) will be released the next week. New environment with search feature, new and updated tutorials. Stay tunned!]
[Update: October 27, 2003: 152 links]
[Update: October 15, 2003: 131 links]
[Update: October 14, 2003: 127 links]
[October 13, 2003: 117 links]
Below there are list of tutorials, tips and articles (In English, French and Dutch) on Flash MX 2004 and ActionScript 2.0 that I have begun to put together. I figured that it might be useful for the Flash Community, so here it is, a centralized and selected source since the release of Flash MX 2004 a month ago. Enjoy the series.

Continue reading "Flash MX 2004 and ActionScript 2.0 Tutorials: The Definitive List (First Edition)" »

November 16, 2003

Matrix Revolutions: Why The Oracle should use Shared Objects instead of Cookies [Links on Shared Objects]

Super Cookies Oracle, Super Cookies!! I know that this post can be a heart-broken post for Neo and Morpheus, but someone must tell the truth: The Oracle risked too much with the grandma-hot-cookies style. Oracle: when you have objects that are persistent and you need real-time data sharing between them, you need Shared Objects. Here one of your BIG mistakes:

When the multiple Smiths entered in your kitchen, only one of them had a shadow!!!.

This little thing could have changed everything!! I mean, this was a very important information for Neo, Morpheus and company!! And Trinity...

My two cents: some links about shared objects:
Ultrashock Tutorial: Using SharedObjects by Gregory Burch
Vera Fleischer: Shared local objects
Macromedia: What is a local Shared Object? Forum: SharedObject -how do I access it from another movie? tutorial: SharedObjects
MM ActionScript Dictionary: SharedObject (object)
MM Flash Player >> Local info: Local Storage Settings
Jonas Galvez: Copying objects using local SharedObjects SharedObjects & FlashRemoting
MM FlashCom Technotes: Troubleshoting Communications Applications
FlashCoders thread On: sharedObject
Flashcoders thread On: Change shared object settings
FlashComm thread On: Passing XML data to SO's Delete a SharedObject tutorial: Shared Objects: Flash MX Cookies
Alexis Isaac on: .sol Editor (local shared object) editor
MM SharedObject class
Using local connection objects in Macromedia Flash MX

For people wotking with Macromedia Central this links could be useful because for Central we use normal coding techniques for creating local shared objects. Just one thing: "To ensure that your objects have unique names, it is recommended that you include your application's unique application ID in the name of the local shared object"*. Using the onActivate() handler a new local shared object in Central could be:

function onActivate(shell, id, shellID, baseTabIndex, initialData)
theName = "sharedObj"+=id
so = SharedObject.getLocal(theName)

* Read the Central documentation >> chapter 3: Building a Central Application >> page 51

[Update November 18, 2003] SOLReader (a shared object reader)

January 8, 2004

Content syndication (RSS Feed and JavaScript) for: Flash MX 2004 and ActionScript 2.0 Tutorials: The Definitive List!!!

I'm very pleased to announce that content syndication (RSS 2.0, RSS 0.91 and JavaScript) for "Flash MX 2004 and ActionScript 2.0 Tutorials: The Definitive List" is available!

You can add these feeds to your aggregators or display the contents of The Definitive List in your blog, website or application. You can also customize your own feeds: just send me a private message via the board.
Select your favorites lists-forums! You can display the contents in your blog, website or application and offer to your readers your "Definitive RSS Feed List" and "Definitive JavaScript Content Display List". If you have a list-forum, customize your own RSS feed and JavaScript!

The links for the Full Blend (Full blend: last 99 topics. Important note: Currently there are at least 415 tutorials, tips and articles listed!! So you might to browse the Definitive List via the search feature, don't miss anything!):
RSS 2.0
RSS 0.91

Check The Hall of Justhese, category aggregators, to see the RSS feeds (2.0 - 0.91) in action.
For the JavaScript syndication, check it out here the JavaScript Full Blend (cool isn't? Imagine your blog or website displaying the full blend like that or just your forum-list favorite!!!):
JavaScript Display - Full Blend - Last 99

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