Slides: Supercharging Flash 8
Here are my slides from the Supercharging Flash 8 session I presented at FlashForward Austin 2006.
- Flash format (coming soon) - 4.9MB (doesn't include the fancy 3D transitions)
- PDF format - 6.4MB (just the slides)
- Quicktime format - 34.1MB (the whole enchilada; all effects, etc., but heavy)
- Keynote - 10.2MB (source, .zip)
The main extensions I talked about during the session were:
- gProject by Grant Skinner (commercial)
- ALF (Advanced Library for Flash) by Xavi Beumala (OSFlash)
- FLASC (OSFlash)
- LuminicBox Logger (OSFlash)
- Arp (OSFlash)
- AsUnit (open source)
While preparing my talk, I noticed something weird with ASUnit, the MXP version, where it tried to write its AllTests.as files (the test suites) inside my various applications. ASUnit's commands write AllTests.as files in each folder of your project's package structure (something I don't normally enjoy) when you choose to add a new test to your test suite or to regenerate your test suites. On my machine at least (MacBook Pro), there appears to be a bug with this where the commands start writing inside the applications in my Applications folder (Applications on OS X are just bundles, like Zip files.)
The workaround is not to use the ASUnit commands from within the Flash IDE. Instead, use gProject to automatically create a unit test for you when you create a new class and add the unit test to your test suite manually.
The presentation is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales license except for two slides that use Flickr pictures released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 license. I've got a link to the Keynote source, below, so you can use specific slides if you want to in your own presentations (with attribution, of course, as per the terms of the Creative Commons license.)
And don't forget, you can find more free toys for you to play with on OSFlash!