Talking Trash – An overview of Player GC

Okay, so, I have been a little behind schedule actually posting content. Here is my first attempt at reconcilliation. These are the slides from my garbage collection talk at flash and the city this year. They go into moderate depth about the internals of garbage collection on the Flash Player Continue Reading

What’s under your skin

At 360|Flex DC yesterday, I presented my “Whats under your skin” presentation, all about architecting components with skins and layouts. I had a great audience, who was very engaged and asked lots of pertinent questions. For anyone interested, here are the slides. The code for the ShoppingList component can be Continue Reading

Flex 360 tickets selling fast

Down to the last 5 (Cheap) tickets left for 360|Flex. Register now, save $100 and get the same awesome content for a little less coin. Act fast, these last tickets won’t last. When they’re gone, the regular price of $599 kicks in. Come on out and hear me give advice Continue Reading

Hey, what am I doing on blogs.digitalprimates.net?

I've been a bit slow in getting this announcement out, as I see several other bloggers have already posted on this, but the rumors are true.  Tapper, Nimer and Associates. Inc. has teamed up with Digital Primates Inc.    Some of you may recall, it was just over a year ago that Continue Reading

Reflecting an image in Flex

Increasingly, clients have been asking for a "reflection" effect, showing a vertically flipped image of a component next to the actual component.  After reinventing the wheel on this several times, I came up with this simple reusable component: package com.tappernimer.components{ import mx.containers.Canvas; import mx.core.UIComponent; import flash.display.BitmapData; import flash.geom.Matrix; import flash.display.IBitmapDrawable; Continue Reading

H.264 Support in FlashPlayer

I missed it yesterday, when it was announced, but Adobe has now announced support for H.264 (also know as MPEG4) in an upcoming version of the flash player.  H.264 is the same standard which is used by BluRay and HD-DVD — the ability to have this type of video in Continue Reading

FlexManiacs 2007 – Getting Started with Apollo

As promised, here are the starting files from my "FlexManiacs 2007 – Getting Started with Apollo" session.  Thanks for attending my session, I hope you enjoyed it and the FlexManiacs Conference. Overall, i thought this conference was a great success.  Many attendees of all levels.  Great networking, Great debates, and Continue Reading

A Great big pile of public beta’s from Adobe

Today, Adobe has released 3 new public beta's on Adobe Labs:   The Adobe Integrated Runtime (formerly known as Apollo) beta, the Flex 3 Beta, and the Flash Player Updater were all publicly released on Labs today.  I've been recovering from a failed hard drive all day (remind me to post Continue Reading