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Leo's Technical Blog

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The "Flex Compiler Shell Daemon" now works on Mac OS X"

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As an open source developer, it always make you happy when someone finds your code useful for his needs. Specially with those small utilities you develop for personal use and post in the wild "just in case". So today I'm happy that a developer found the "Flex…

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rants, flex, ideas

Will Flash ever be fixed?

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I've done my share of Flash/Flex development. It's great: You can build very cool UIs and know they will run in the same way on all the browsers. There is a (mostly) sane component model to create your own widgets. And you use a (mostly) sane language to build…

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tips, flex

Gotcha with Flex, Function Signatures and Method Overriding

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Yesterday, I lost around 2 hours debugging a weird problem. When extending flash.utils.Proxy (which allows you to implement dynamic properties/methods on AS3, similar to __getattr__ in Python or method_missing in Ruby) I did the needed implementation of the ca…

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tips, flex, linux

The Flex Compiler Shell Daemon

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Some days ago I created a project on Google Code Hosting: the Flex Compiler Shell Daemon, or fcshd for short. It is a wrapper around Adobe's fcsh, which gives you back the good thing about mxmlc: it's a simple and traditional command line compiler, which comp…

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tips, flex, eclipse

Flex Builder 2 on top of Eclipse 3.3

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The Flex Builder installer does not like Eclipse 3.3. When you try to install it over eclipse, it says the destination folder is not valid. I found some instructions on how to manually plug the FlexBuilder components in Eclipse 3.3, provided that you installed…