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ActionScript Webinar – AssetLoader with Robotlegs & Unit Testing

The meeting will be on December 17th, 2010 at 8:00 pm (Hawaiian Time), please find your time here

For details on this meeting join the Online Flash Platform Meetup Group: http://www.meetup.com/onlineflashplatform/calendar/15654457/

Matan Uberstein will be given this talk

Prerequisites for this talk:
- familiar with Robotlegs
- familiar with Signals
Setup, getting started and the “good-to-know”.
General application of AssetLoader in RL.
Smart inheritance of Parameters to reduce code.
Building Loading Queues.
Via XML config.
Explain how external config is parsed.


AssetLoader’s Signal structure.
Handling Signals within Commands.
Handling Signals within RL Actors. E.g. Mediators, Services.
Progress and Error consolidation.
Global Error handling.
IAssetLoader’s onChild Signals.

FlexUnit Testing

General information.
Assertions and what they do.
Why Unit Testing is important.
A look at a Real-world example (AssetLoader’s Unit Testing).
Simple Example (Live coded).
Setup within FDT4.
Writing Suites.
Writing Tests.
Async Signal Testing.

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Free FDT4 New Features Online Session

FDT4 ActionScript

The Online Flash Platform Meeting for the month of October will be on the new features of FDT4. The time is Hawaiian Time (HST). For more information about FDT, please visit their website


To sign up for this session, please join us at: http://www.meetup.com/onlineflashplatform/

This month John Barrett will be hosting Michael Plank from PowerFlasher as he covers the new features in FDT4.  John blogs a lot about FDT as well, so if you have any questions in general about FDT, please feel free to contact him directly.  John will give a brief introduction to FDT, then Michael Plank from PowerFlasher will be given this talk and will be demonstrating the new features in FDT4.

Topic to be included:
SDK Management
Completely new SDK management and project setup makes it simple to switch Flex SDKs, or change the project type easily.
New Profiler will help you find memory leaks more quickly and optimize the performance of your Flash/Flex projects.
Project Templates
Choose from a list of available project templates in the “New Project Wizard” or easily create your own using a simple XML format.
Launcher Chain
Chain multiple launch configurations in any desired order to setup complex build processes fast and easy and adapt FDT to your project team workflow.
Additional Flex Support
Flex support was improved dramatically, it includes FXG, Flex 4 States and the new MXML 2009 language tags now. Also added Flex 4 support for the Debugger, Organize Imports, Quickfixes, Formatter and Toggle Comment in MXML.
Dependency Visualizer
View the dependencies between Classes and Interfaces or between packages visually to detect design or dependency problems at a glance.
Font Library Creator
Create font library SWF, Actionscript or SWC files with just a few clicks by using the new Font Library Editor.
Advanced Formatter
More options in the AS3/MXML Formatter settings to configure your preferred code style or follow your team code guidelines.
Faster Compiler
Full and incremental build times have decreased tremendously while memory consumption was dramatically reduced, this is especially noticeable in bigger projects with multiple modules.

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Bullet Proofing Flex Components with Jeffry Houser

Jeffry Houser


When you build components for your own Flex applications, you are working in a controlled environment and can make a lot of assumptions about how your component will be used. However, if you want to release components out into the wild for others to use? It is inevitable that folks will use your component in ways you didn’t consider; and they’re going to blame you if it doesn’t work. This presentation will cover some tips and tricks to help you prepare and optimize your components for reuse.


Jeffry Houser is a technical entrepreneur that likes to share cool stuff with other people.
Jeffry is the Brains behind Flextras, a set of user interface Flex Components that save you time and help you create better Flex applications.  He has a Computer Science degree from the days before business met the Internet and has solved a problem or two in his programming career.  In 1999, Jeffry started DotComIt, an Adobe Solutions Partner specializing in Rich Internet Applications with Flex and ColdFusion.

Jeffry is an Adobe Community Professional and produces The Flex Show, a podcast that includes expert interviews and screencast tutorials. He also hosts the Flextras Friday Lunch Podcast, a weekly live Q&A session where you can get your questions answered, and also runs a site www.AskTheFlexpert.com where you can get your questions answered privately.  Jeffry has spoken at user groups and conferences all over the US, is the co-manager of the Hartford CT Adobe User Group, author of three technical books, and over 30 articles.

In his spare time Jeffry is a musician, old school adventure game aficionado, recording engineer, and he owns a Wii. Find more about Flextras at http://www.flextras.com, ask Jeffry Questions at www.asktheflexpert.com, or check out his podcast at http://www.theflexshow.com, or you can read his personal blog at http://www.jeffryhouser.com.


June 7th – 12:00 – 1:00pm Eastern EST – This session will be delivered online live with Adobe Acrobat Connect so you can join us from the convenience of your work office or home.

Click here to join our group: http://www.meetup.com/onlineflashplatform/


This session will be of interest to intermediate to advanced Flex developers that would like to learn more about building Flex components.

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