Archive for June, 2008

The Holy Bible of Actionscript 3.0

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Everyone should rush out and buy Essential Actionscript 3.0 by Colin Mook. It is a really great resource for actionscript programming with the new AS3 code. I actually managed to get this book free from Colin's Actionscript 3.0 From the Ground Up Tour when he came to Singapore. All I had to do was answer the question " can anyone name a text adventure game?" I called out "ZORK" and from that got a free book. Sometimes being a retro gamer pays off. I have had a good look through it and its really helpful for learning actionscript 3.

Do I need to make an AIR app?

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

When creating RIA's on the net and you start thinking if you should make an air app as well, for users to use through their desktop. Think before you act! Do I really need an AIR app? How can making an AIR app improve the experience? Am I able to use the added capabilities of AIR such as drag and drop?

Now don't get me wrong I'm all for Adobe AIR, however I just think that you need to think what would the benefits be of creating an AIR app instead of just running it though the browser. If your product is able to take advantage of then go for it. If not, then there is really no point of making it.