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Creating an iOS Style Blurry Overlay in Flex

Nov 24, 2013 12:29 PM
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Pop up components in Flex can be made translucent, but there's no obvious way to blur what's underneath the overlay in an iOS style.Here's a Flex skin for the CallOut component that does exactly that. My BackgroundBlurGroup uses the draw() method of BitmapData to create a bitmap of the application underneath the callout, blur it and use it as its background. The hard work is contained in a single function - doBackgroundBlur().The Flex skin, BlurryCallOutSkin, implements that component as its background, listens for move events on its host component and invalidates the blur when required. The demonstration application shows how a callout can be bound to (translate)

Apache Flex 4.11 Released!

Oct 29, 2013 1:29 AM
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Apache Flex 4.11 Released! The Apache Flex project, the all-volunteer group of developers, and stakeholders in the development framework, today announced the release of Apache Flex 4.11.0. This release makes some important improvements over previous versions of Apache Flex and Adobe Flex including new and improved components and performance enhancements. What’s new in Apache Flex [...] (translate)

Specctr simplifies designer/developer hand-off

Oct 24, 2013 3:20 PM
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Redlining print-outs of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks docs (specifying exact pixel dimensions, etc.) isn’t anyone’s idea of fun, yet I still see it done frequently. Specctr is plug-in that streamlines the process, adding a margin around your artwork & automatically writing out object dimensions. Check it out: [YouTube] [Via Jeff Tranberry] (translate)

Jolla with Sailfish OS is the Newest Player in Mobile

Nov 27, 2013 8:33 PM
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Finnish smartphone company Jolla Oy is releasing its first smartphone, the aptly named Jolla, today. What’s so special about a new phone, you ask? Well, the Jolla is the first phone to ship with Sailfish OS, a new mobile operating system designed by Jolla Oy. Here Comes a New Challenger! Sailfish OS is a fork of Continue reading → (translate)

Apache Flex 4.11 Released!

Oct 28, 2013 5:33 PM
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The Apache Flex project, the all-volunteer group of developers, and stakeholders in the development framework, today announced the release of Apache Flex 4.11.0. This release makes some important improvements over previous versions of Apache Flex and Adobe Flex. The Apache Flex 4.11.0 SDK allows application developers to build expressive web and mobile applications using MXML for layout and ActionScript 3, an ECMAScript based language for client-side scripting. The Apache Flex 4.11.0 release contains many improvements that professional software development teams will appreciate. This advances the framework forward. It is truly one of the best cross-platform programming languages used to write (translate)

Real Time Transcripts, Collaboration and More

Nov 27, 2013 8:20 PM
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Adobe® Connect™ is Adobe’s web conferencing platform for web meetings, eLearning, and webinars. My guess is that most legal professionals have taken part in a web conference which allows for computer screen sharing and collaboration. Most large law firms have access … Continue reading → (translate)

Stage3D & Flash Player 11 goodies...

Nov 5, 2013 10:28 AM
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Stage3D & Flash Player 11 goodies round-up: DiacriticsRemove BlowFish Encryption SoundManager 4.1.2 Streaming video from VLC to Flash vec2 - 2D math vector class Drawing super ellipse rounded corners in ActionScript 3 AS3 port of grinninglizard’s A* pathfinding library Flash-Animated-GIF-Library The Devil’s Details: AGAL Edition Plus Scanline Shader ActionScript Worker Message Passing is Slow Easy Worker Communication With MessageComm ActionScript Workers Tutorial Send ActionScript Worker Messages 2.5x Faster Introducing Timely: A Sub-Millisecond Timer From DisplayObject to Stage3D Texture BlendMode.OVERLAY pro tip SoundTouch (AS3 Port of the SoundTouch Sound Processing Library) Vertex Shader Inputs Demystified (translate)

Unofficial #RedFlagDeals Hot Deals Widget Demo this Thursday at #nerdlearn

Nov 26, 2013 10:28 PM
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I will be giving a really short code talk on a fun side-project involving making an Android Widget. I’ll be highlighting the key differences between developing widgets and typical Activity-based Android applications. Developing widgets are not as popular as making other types of applications because they have a certain number of constraints and API version … Continue reading » (translate)

Help John Wilker / 360 Conferences get a Grant

Oct 24, 2013 9:27 PM
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Hey everyone, John Wilker, who you probably remember as the host of The Flex Show, has entered 360 Conferences into a community grant program sponsored by Chase. 360 Conferences is John's company and is most famous for 360 Flex and 360 iDev. They need 250 votes to be considered for some money which will help him put on more conferences. At the time of this writing he needs 39 more votes. John mentioned he wanted to use the money to put on more developer focused events. As a business owner myself, I understand how having some "reserve cash" in the (translate)

Flash Platform Rundown – Week of October 27th, 2013

Nov 4, 2013 2:23 PM
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Apache Flex 4.11 Released! The Apache Flex 4.11.0 release contains many improvements that professional software development teams will appreciate. This advances the framework forward. It is truly one of the best cross-platform programming languages used to write applications that are…Read more ›Related Posts:Congratulations to Apache Flex!Apache Flex 4.10 Released!Flash Frameworks RundownApache Flex 4.8.0 is now live! Spoon needs feedback for…Flash Platform Rundown – Week of October 20th, 2013 (translate)

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