Three Months of ActionScript

I’ve been working largely in ActionScript 3 for the past three months. After spending four years working primarily in JavaScript I didn’t expect to encounter too many problems with her cousin. That expectation was pretty well borne out. I was particularly excited at the chance to play with ActionScript’s optional strict typing since that has […]

Flash Development with Flex Builder

Dear Lazyweb, I’ve started doing Flash and Flex development. For me the Flex Builder IDE is significantly better than the Flash CS4 IDE, but when you build a SWF in Flex Builder it includes all of the MX widgetry. That’s too heavyweight for building simple Flash applets. Is it possible to get around that so […]

New challenges

So I’ve been at a new job for a couple of weeks now. I left Songbird around when we shipped 1.0 to seek some new challenges. I’ve been doing Mozilla browser development for seven and a half years and I’m sick of it. I still think building browsers is one of the most interesting fields […]