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[20 Apr 2010 | 14 Comments | 25,264 views]
Adobe AIR for Mobile 2.5 on Android 2.1

Adobe is currently in it’s prerelease stages of testing AIR for Mobile, specifically on Android, and I’ve been one of the lucky developers invited to participate. Adobe was even kind enough to send over some Google Nexus One phones to get going and testing on multiple devices. (Thanks Michael Chou).

The first thing I’ve noticed when using AIR for Mobile is that it’s WORLDS easier than porting Flash content to the iPhone. Simply publish your swf and use the AIR SDK and Android SDK to convert and port the content directly …

Code Samples, Flash, Flex, General Discussion, New Developments »

[4 Nov 2009 | 15 Comments | 24,709 views]
Augmented Reality Using Flex, AS3, And A WebCam

Augmented reality (AR) on the Flash and Flex platform is really quite a new technology, but there are a large amount of developers and businesses that are embracing the use of AR online. Media companies such as Esquire, and technology companies such as GE are using the tech to engage their users both through print media as well as online media.
AR research explores the application of computer-generated imagery in live-video streams as a way to expand the real-world.
The possibilities of how you could use Augmented Reality (AR) are endless. Picture …

Code Samples, General Discussion, New Developments, PHP/MySQL, SEO »

[4 Sep 2009 | 5 Comments | 11,693 views]
Boost Your Brand Awareness, Protect Your Link Data, and Get Your Own URL Trimming Service

It seems that the larger url trimming services are gaining a lot of ground these days, and are churning over huge amounts of urls. This also feeds them a ton of data on what people are interested on the web, which will benefit these trimming services at some point in the future. We’re feeding their databases with enourmous amounts of information on what everyone on the web is talking about.
But, what about ourselves? How does keeping all of my trimmed url analytics on some other companies servers benefit me? How …

Code Samples, Flash, FMS, General Discussion »

[21 Apr 2009 | One Comment | 9,409 views]
Streaming A Live Event Using Mogulus

One of my clients (borrispowell.com) has an upcoming fashion show, and we thought it would be pretty useful to promote the show as a streaming live production from his website the night of the unveiling of his latest creations. With this being one of his larger shows, we thought we would allow fans around the world to be able to watch the performance online, and for free.

Mogulus live broadcast tool seemed to be able to pull off the task of streaming the show for a pretty decent cost, and with …

General Discussion, PHP/MySQL »

[8 Oct 2008 | 4 Comments | 10,815 views]

Start using version control

Version control is like a big UNDO button for your coding. You can go back to your previous code revisions and can compare/rollback to specific code areas anytime you see necessary. It will keep track of all your changes and will empower you to track your development changes across your work/team. Also, in a distributed development team, version control helps prevent overwriting of code by team members and keeps all the members code up to date.
Subversion (SVN) is one of the most popular open source version control …

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[21 Aug 2008 | No Comment | 2,814 views]

Looking for reviews on your new startup? Using BegForPost.com you can try to lure other bloggers or news websites into looking into your website, and maybe get some good feedback.
From their website:
“You’ve worked for months building a startup on a boostrap budget and the launch is near. How will you get an initial influx of traffic to propel your product/service into viral bliss? Don’t pay off bloggers to promote your startup, beg! Getting started is quick and easy. Fill out the form below, sit back, and wait for Internet stardom. …

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[21 Aug 2008 | No Comment | 2,831 views]

What is a Good Internet Citizen?
Becoming a good Internet citizen is pretty simple, but by no means easy. Provide a useful service, and do it in a way that makes it easy for your visitors, and you’ll thrive online.
“Please don’t add to my frustration!
Can you hear your customers begging?
“Please don’t make me wait for a movie to run before I can check my order.”
“Please don’t make me search for your contact information.”
“Please try to make this easier for me!”
Listen to your customers and you’ll hear them asking for simplicity …

General Discussion »

[21 Aug 2008 | No Comment | 2,659 views]

“When we were young, we were told that ‘Everybody else is doing it’ was a really stupid reason to do something. Now it’s the standard reason for picking a particular software package.” — Barry Gehm
When you make decisions, one strong bias is the bandwagon effect. The idea is that humans often do or think things just because many others do the same. Now, after convincing yourself that Ajax is something you have to use, be careful not to find artificial excuses to use it. To some people, Ajax is the …

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[21 Aug 2008 | No Comment | 2,720 views]

XHTML is the standard markup language for web documents and the successor to HTML 4. A mixture of classic (HTML) and cutting edge (XML), this hybrid language looks and works much like HTML but is based on XML, the webs markup language, and brings web pages many of XML’s benefits.
Converting from HTML to XHTML is easy, and provides your code with several immediate and long term benefits:
A painless transition to more advanced technology: The web is moving to XML, a powerfully enabling technology. Writing well formed, valid XHTML pages is …

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[21 Aug 2008 | 2 Comments | 3,680 views]

Ajax lets Web developers create interactive Web sites that function more like desktop programs rather than static Web sites. Gmail and Google Maps are two of the most common examples of sites built using Ajax. A variety of techniques allow Ajax to place the interactivity directly within the browser, instead of the browser having to constantly contact a Web server to get information.
When someone visits an Ajax site, the browser loads the HTML page as it would normally. After that, though, Ajax uses JavaScript for interactivity. When a site visitor …