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Archive for August, 2008

I created a new site where I hope to start posting screencasts of some of the training I’ve been working on.  Nothing great yet, but I hope I can build up a helpful library over time.  More than anything it helps me understand these concepts better. URL updated. Well, here it is: You’ll need […]

Friday, August 15th, 2008 at 20:21 3 comments

I stumbled upon this post by Allen of, where he gives detailed instructions for setting up an EC2 image complete with BlazeDS.  He gets down into the nitty-gritty of running EC2 from the command line (which I haven’t done in a long time… I use the Elasticfox plugin for keypair and instance management) and […]

Monday, August 11th, 2008 at 19:57 0 comments

From a Flex developer’s perspective, ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook, by Joey Lott, Darron Schall, and Keith Peters is pretty hard-core Actionscript (I know it’s ActionScript… Actionscript is easier to type).  Many of the graphical recipes use the Sprite class, and there are plenty of references elsewhere to classes that have simpler to use, more watered down counterparts […]

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 at 22:13 0 comments

I  have a lot of praise for Advanced ActionScript 3 with Design Patterns, by Joey Lott and Danny Patterson.  I purchased this book when I first started learning Flex and Actionscript for the purpose of becoming more familiar with Actionscript.  I was familiar with most of the common design patterns already and wanted to see […]

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 at 18:49 0 comments

Programming Flex 2, by Chafic Kazoun and Joey Lott, is without a doubt my favorite book about Flex (and therefore the greatest ever written). Even though I have mastered many of the techniques and concepts presented in the book, I still find myself using it as my primary Flex reference, second only to the API […]

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 at 18:26 0 comments