My babies alive! Initially built using AS2 but never launched in 2006 (due to time constraints i.e. doing real work), the domain that was supposed to showcase my wares remained as a coming soon page for nigh on 4 years. Finally the bullet was bitten in the latter part of 2009 and the decision to port the … Read more

as3 casting issue

Either I’m going slightly mad or casting using the “as” keyword works differently to the old way of casting. Here’s some code to illustrate: showFormItem = ((( as CheckBox).selected as String) == _local.displayTriggerValue[i]) ? true : false Now this gives a different result to: showFormItem = (String(( as CheckBox).selected) == _local.displayTriggerValue[i]) ? true : false … Read more

Passing parameters to a Flex eventListener – use a Dictionary!

Firstly, Happy New Year! Hope your ’09 is off to a flyer! Secondly, sorry about the rather mundane heading – couldn’t really think of what to call this post. I’ve been typing all sorts of things into Google trying to find a solution to what I’ll describe below. I’m continuing the project I started in … Read more


MVC is on my mind at the moment. I’ve read more about this and other design patterns and frameworks in the last few weeks than I care to recount (though I do hope it’s starting to sink in). This is all in preparation for the biggest project I’ve ever tackled. Now unlike other projects, I’ve … Read more