Friday, December 30, 2005

How do you edit?

This place that I work for currently, has introduced me to the Open Source part of Flash.. It does make sense to me - All these days, I have been tied to Macromedia's products... And now, when there is no more macromedia, I'm out there to explore the world of OS!

I was welcomed by MTASC, SWFMILL, and Eclipse with ASDT. Of the infamous FAMES combo, I was using all but FlashOut. Its really cool to see soo many tools out there, to aid development of swfs...

And quiet after 2 days of work on the 'AMES' combo, I realized that Eclipse, and hence ASDT were really causing troubles. Eclipse is great, no doubt, but the amount of memory it grabs is equally 'great'! Add to the Tomcat server running on my machine, the amount of Virtual Memory that java.exe was grabing was abt 900 MB.. And my production machine with just abt 1 Gig of main memory, was struggling to keep up. So I finally decided to break apart from 'AMES'

Enter SE|PY. To be honest, I've tried SE|PY before. - right when I was with mm, I think... And I did try out SciTE as well. SciTE had been my best pick then.. This time however, I decided to hold on the SE|PY for sometime.

And just as I was cribbing about a bug that was haunting me in SE|PY ( the one around the Find Panel) I thought of searching for an update. The version I had installed was 1.0, in the process found that they have a RC3 build of 1.5.2 available for download.

And I started writing this post as I was waiting for the download to complete...

Oh ya, its complete. Let me go try that out!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Flash Lite 2.0 player available in MM stores now!

I know a lot of people have been waiting for this for sometime now..

Its available in the MM (Adobe) stores now.

I had made a post in a while back about a set of new exciting features of Flash Lite 2.0.

You can access the mobiles and devices home on here (

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Mozilla Firefox Start Page

If someone asked me about an example of two birds in one shot,  I'd refer to this home page. Just too cool!


Saturday, December 17, 2005

C# to Flash swf

This thing seems to have been around for a while now.. Wonder how I never heard anyone speak about it till now!

NeoSwiff lets you create a swf out of C# code! If you are a C# developer, You got to write code, just the way you would do to create a C# application, and when you compile, you get a SWF out of it.

This is way too lovely! Take a look at their samples and you'll know why I am soo excited. Their forms sample in particular is sooo very neat!

I thought I would write about it on Monday, but then couldn't control the excitement! Well, I've saved a whole lot of info for Monday's post anyway :)

They also provide a 180 day evaluation version as a free download. This is when I miss not having a laptop! Or I would have had something to play around, for the weekend!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Adobe + Macromedia

I had a kinda 'amused' feeling, when I saw tat..

Looked like some prankster's work to me ! LoL

Monday, December 05, 2005

bye bye Macromedia...

Adobe acqusition of Macromedia was scheduled to close on 3rd of Dec.
I quit macromedia India, on the (supposedly) last working day of macromedia. Joining another place as a Flash Actionscript developer again.

Being a developer had been a much satisfying job. The joy you get when you are able to implement a solution to a problem - it's a really different feeling.. and I felt deprived of it all these days. Wanted to revive that now. Enter Symphony Services India

Being a macromedian had been a great feeling... And I would really cherish the memories of those days, for a long time now.

Hope this change would help me in gettng out of that lazy routine I had been following these days!

Back to programming :)