• Making sense of Flash compile-time and run-time errors

    Every new version of ActionScript has had its impact on the compiler and error handling. Since ActionScript 1, that had loose typing and was suited well for small-scale scripting projects, things have changed considerably.
  • Flash Platform is at a crossroads

    Since Flash CS5 was announced last year, community has became passionate about pretty much everything Adobe has to say, recently in regard to dumped CS5 beta and the new Flash Player 10.1.
  • How to enable Caps Lock on iPhone

    Those of you wondering on how to enable Caps Lock feature on iPhone, here's how to do it.
  • Flash CS4 graphics importer lacks precision

    Importing graphics from Adobe Illustrator to Flash is a nightmare when it comes to precision graphics. Incredibly enough, an utterly fine graphic in Illustrator may turn up all shoddy in Flash.

  • First impressions on Flash Player 10.1 prerelease and AIR 2 beta

    Adobe announced 2 great releases today: Adobe AIR 2 beta and Flash Player 10.1 prerelease.
  • ActionScript 3 Array constructor vs Array literals benchmark

    By the latest Coding Convention of ActionScript 3, the usage of the Array constructor is only encouraged for size allocation, e.g. var myArr:Array = new Array(2); for an array with 2 elements in it. In all other cases literals should be used, e.g. var myArr:Array = [];

  • Thawte closes down its WoT and Personal E-mail Certificate

    Thawte, a leading global SSL certificate authority, announced today that the Thawte Personal E-mail Certificates and WoT (Web of Trust) are being discontinued.
  • Replacement for deprecated OL/LI start/value HTML attributes

    As by the HTML 4.01 specification, all attribute definitions of lists, such as ordered lists and unordered lists, are deprecated, meaning that you can't make a list purely in HTML that would skip some numbers, e.g. 1, 2, 3, 5 skipping 4. Previously you could use start or value attribute to set a value for the list item. Now, as the attributes have became deprecated, any self-respecting coder would expect CSS to kick in with the alternative. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

  • Microsoft pulling its trickery on European Commission

    European Commission's anti-monopoly policies seem to be there for Microsoft exclusively. Even so, Microsoft has complied and done a lot to meet the regulation for European market.
  • First impressions of Microsoft Silverlight (and how to get rid of it)

    Quite frankly, pretty much everyone familiar with Adobe Flash Platform would agree, that Microsoft's recent try to produce their own RIA platform is not up to scratch. A very short walk-through below should give an idea of what's the status of this venture.

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