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How to talk a client out of a Flash website? [closed]

I have recently been doing a bunch of web side projects through word of mouth recommendations only. Although I am much more a of a programmer than a designer by any means, my design skills are not ...
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Coding convention question about AS3 duplicate variable definition

AS3's got some awkward rules about variable scope, due to its use of hoisting. I don't like pointlessly leaving a bunch of compiler warnings lying around, but it's more important to me for my code to ...
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Facebook authentication with an Authoritative Server for a Flash Game

I'm working on a multiplatform game in Flash. This game utilizes Photon Server for authoritative physics and user statistics tracking. I'm looking to leverage Facebook authentication as an alternative ...
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Strategies to find memory leak in AIR app with native extension

Background: I'm working on an Adobe AIR app that has many facets. I'm looking for strategies to find memory leaks. Broadly speaking, the EXE contains an embedded JVM, and an AIR Native Extension for ...
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When do you say “near ID” / “far ID” when using RTMFP in ActionScript 3?

I've been using RTMFP streaming for around a year in ActionScript 3, and I pretty much know the difference between a near ID and far ID. The near ID is your peer ID, and the far ID is the other guy's ...
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Modern web application development! Is flash and silverlight still relevant?

When building an application one considers the appropriate technology of choice for best long term impact and scalability. If building a media streaming application for mobile and desktop should one ...
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What capabilities of Adobe Flash are not present in the WinRT API?

As from March 2013, Microsoft allows Adobe Flash content to play by default on its immersive Internet Explorer 10: http://redmondmag.com/articles/2013/03/11/new-ie-10-flash-policy.aspx When asked ...
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Are RIA plugins a thing of the past?

In the not-so-distant past our department was touting Silverlight as the de facto standard for corporate intranet applications. A robust framework that allowed us to implement SOA while leveraging our ...
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combining (something like) Flash in a windows form application

I know this is a place where people ask advice for designing code. I am at a bit strange side on my coding quest, on one side people send me design stuff. Special graphics and ideas on how they should ...
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In a legacy codebase, how do I quickly find out what is being used and what isn't?

I've been asked to evaluate what appears to be a substantial legacy codebase, as a precursor to taking a contract maintaining that codebase. This isn't the first time I've been in this situation. In ...
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Is Adobe Flash still viable for developing CBT (Computer Based Training) software?

From everything I have read about Adobe Flash over the past couple of years, it seems like the platform has received a lot of stigma in the web space. Regardless of that, is it still viable as a ...
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Is it correct that Java Applets can do hardware acceleration while Flash can't?

I hope you can confirm or disprove whether I understand this correctly. I know for certain that Java Applets can have hardware acceleration and I wonder if this is the only known way to have graphics ...
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Is Flash disappearing? [closed]

http://w3techs.com/technologies/details/cp-flash/all/all People don't use Flash anymore? Why?
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The perfect crossfade

I find it hard to describe this problem in words, which is why I made a video (45 seconds) to illustrate it. Here's a preview of the questions, please have a look at it on Vimeo: ...
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Why learn Flash Builder 4 (Flex) when I can just use Flash Professional?

I want to learn Flash Builder 4 (Flex) because I see so many jobs requesting experience with it. I also just like knowing stuff. I am also very interested in focusing on RIA development now. BUT... ...
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Is it better to have C developers learn Flash, than hire Flash guys?

Last year, my department developed web based gaming, and needed Flash. It was difficult to manage. The Flash guys didn't fit in regardless of skill or popularity in the office. Maybe it's prejudice ...
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Help me understand how to stream video

I'm an experienced PHP web developer that is looking to understand the options available for streaming video. What I have: a video processing system (this one) that can provide output to various ...
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is requiring a video player download acceptable

Our site currently is going to require our users to download a player to view videos they will want to view on our site. The videos get uploaded by users from various sources (smartphones in 3gp ...
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Is Flash really superior to Java applets? [closed]

I'm still a student, without much real life experience in programming. I've never written anything bigger than ~5k lines of code. I've written code in both Flash and Java, and I just can't understand ...
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open source flash environments

I have been looking for a really good open source flash development environment with no success. The best I could find would help in the development of pretty much everything, but I still needed to ...
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How does a script download a Youtube Video?

Knowing that Youtube uses Adobe Flash which is compiled server side to deliver its video content, I am wondering how its possible to find a video's file name & location on the server? This is a ...
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Ideal Programmer for Client-Side HTML5 Game Development

Our next game will be built on Javascript/HTML5 Canvas rather than ActionScript/Flash. Clearly there are not enough experienced HTML5 Developers in the market (yet), so we'll need to be creative in ...
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Why did SVG lose to Flash? [closed]

There's alot of buzz going around that HTML5/Canvas will eventually be a flash killer. But upon some research I'm learning that HTML5/Canvas is just bitmap graphics. The real competitor with Flash is ...
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Where to go after Adobe Flex? [closed]

After this post http://blogs.adobe.com/flex/2011/11/your-questions-about-flex.html and especially this paragraph: ... Does Adobe recommend we use Flex or HTML5 for our enterprise application ...
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What to use for simple cross-platform games instead of Flash?

In short, for simple games: Is Flash still a good option for browser-based PC clients? It still has 90%+ penetration. What is a good alternative for mobile devices? Is HTML5 + JavaScript the choice ...
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Do sites like goanimate, xtranormal, and animoto use Flash + ActionScript, OpenGL, or other technology?

What technology is used by sites like goanimate, xtranormal, and animoto? Especially the video compilation engine in the backend of animoto? Could HTML5 be used to do everything that's there?
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Alternatives to Java Applet for interactive Websites

In short I am searching for an alternative to Java applets for making some interactive parts like minigames etc. on my website Facts: I´m developing an e-learning website for children. This site has ...
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The correct choice of tools for a new Deep Zoom application

I want to create a new application. It will basically be a Deep Zoom application that users can draw annotations on (that will save to a DB so other users can see those annotations.) At first it will ...
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Accurate/recommended approachs to tracking play length of a video

I'm working on a flash player that needs to track how long a user plays a video for. In addition, I need to know the user. I can easily do that with a request to the server. What I've thought of so ...
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Flash development under Ubuntu

It's unfortunate, but I'm taking this course that would require me to work in Flash CS3 (specifically programming), which would make me use windows. I'm very used to development under Ubuntu, and ...
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Is the reason why everyone complains about flash app performance due to the fact that most flash apps are built with the flex framework?

Do you think flash performance is bad mainly due to the fact that most people build flash applications using the flex framework? As opposed to the problem having everything to do with the lower level ...
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Is Flash an Appropriate Platform for Enterprise Level MLS Systems?

I am a Realtor in a large metro area. Our MLS provider is building the next generation of its MLS software on Flash. Many in the beta test group are against this, citing numerous reasons including ...
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How does enterprise level Flash development work?

I started working at a PHP shop and occasionally we have to go and tweak some legacy Flash and actionscript code. It's a small shop; we have about six developers. It seems almost every time we pull ...
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Code and intellectual property

Years ago I developed a website in Flash for one of my clients. I was in charge of code/animation and also maintaining Hosting and Domain. I also have a basic contract with my client and in the ...
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How difficult would it be to interact with a Facebook poker game? [closed]

There is an online facebook flash poker game. This game is constantly sending and receiving information to the player's browser about all the things going on in the game. How hard would it be for a ...
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Is HTML 5 good enough for developers to switch from Flash?

Just curious, because many developers use Flash to do many things that HTML 4 (correct me if I'm wrong) or below cannot or had a hard time doing, like for example the rounded corners (Canvass) and ...
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Do we need to adopt a black-box asset our project is inheriting from its predecessor?

Our client has an eCommerce site which was developed by an in-house team, and is now showing its age. I work for a firm brought in as external contractors to build a replacement. Part of the current ...
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Where did Java go wrong on the client?

Not talking about the recent Java/Oracle debacle here, but something I've been wondering recently. When I first started programming, Java was the big thing client-side, however these days you hardly ...