Taking Advantage of the SWF Format

The SWF file format is incredibly compact, and if you know what you’re doing you can create quite gorgeous things in only a few kilobytes. Unfortunately to take advantage of the format you sometimes need to have an understanding of how it works, or at least have someone show you some best practices for creating […]

Beginner’s Guide to FlashDevelop

Flash Professional CS5 had some welcome additions for those using it to write and edit their source code, but for most developers the feature set it provides is still too limited. There are a few options for those looking for an external source code editor. For a start there’s Adobe’s solution – Flash Builder – […]

Thibault Imbert is a Trendsetter

A few months back I forced my sister-in-law to watch a really cool video showing off the capabilities of the upcoming Molehill APIs. Even though she’s not a Flash developer, she gazed at the screen in amazement and I was happy that she seemed to get it. Double rainbow watch all the way across the […]

Learn Adobe AIR for Android

If you’re a Flash developer who’s interested in Android mobile development then check out my two-part tutorial – Build a GPS Speedometer. The first part is available from Mobiletuts+ and covers the basics of AIR for Android development. Part two can be found on Activetuts+ and ensures that you come away from the tutorial having […]

Tegra 2 and Flash

Looks like Flash on tablets and smartphones could be in for a serious performance boost this year thanks to Nvidia’s Tegra 2, which was announced at CES. Featuring hardware-accelerated Flash support, Nvidia are claiming a five fold increase in Flash performance on hardware that uses the chip. Several Flash-enabled Tegra 2 powered devices were announced […]

Help Me Obi-Wan Kenobi…

This post has been long overdue. Firstly, a huge thank you to those who keep enquiring about my X-wing Targeting Computer app. Secondly, please accept my apologies for not posting sooner. So what have I been up to over the past few months? Well the app is about as ready as it can be without […]