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Putting all the pieces together

Dear Reader,

I have posted several posts on this blog that all derived from a sample app that I wrote to generate QR Codes using the Google API. So far I’ve only give you the individual pieces, this post is about pulling them all together and creating the application.

I have been working on this particular application since February. (I used it to generate the QR Code I sent to the lovely and talented Kathy for Valentine’s Day. (Yeah, I’m that much of a geek) If you are a regular reader then you will recognize some of the code and concepts that we have discussed previously.

The MXML can be found below this post, and a link to the FXP can be found just above it. If you have Flash Builder 4, grab the FXP and you can import it and see all the code.
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Custom Events vs. Callbacks in ActionScript

Dear Reader,

Having just completed an article on Callbacks in ActionScript and having previously written about custom events in ActionScript I thought I would take a few minutes and contemplate on the difference between the two and when I see each being useful. Bear in mind that I still have only a small amount of experience in Flex and ActionScript. This is more of a straw man post than a definitive guide and I welcome thoughtful criticisms and comments.

Both callbacks and events allow us to respond to events, the difference is how and to an extent, how complex. Custom events are a bit more complex to code and maybe that is why I see callbacks as more useful on a day to day basis.
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Flash Builder 4 Data Wizard for HTTP Services – A love story in 1 act

Dear Reader,

Disclosure: I work with Blue Parabola, Adobe is a customer of Blue Parabola.

If you’ve been paying attention, you will have noticed that I recently published a series of articles over on phparch.com discussing the new Data Connection Wizard for PHP that Adobe has built into Flash Builder 4. While I am not a great fan of Wizards in general, I recognize that there is a segment of the developer population that does like them so I respect that and try not to run screaming from the room every time I see someone using one.
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