final thesis on open source flex

I`ve decided to give away my final thesis about my approach to develop an open source alternative to flex.
It`s 150 pages dealing mostly with generating swf files out of mxml on the server. I don`t want to make a public link here but you can drop me an email and i will send you a pdf. You can see the content of my paper here. I hope you`ll like it and give some feedback.

BTW: After finishing my studies i`m now looking for a flash developer position in the area of berlin (germany).
I`m also thinking about trying other countries. So if you know anything drop me a line! (thanx)
I`m just about to finish my portfolio but i could send some reference material before that 😉


Update: Forgot to say that my thesis is in german 😉 But as it contains a lot of code i think even with little german you are able to follow my thoughts.


line Style in flash 8

We all saw in those presentations that with flash 8 one has more control over line properties in the flash IDE than in MX 2004.
Since those presentations i tried to find the way to use this via Actionscript and tata…
After some try and error efforts i found that the lineStyle method has several new arguments. The first two are still unknown to me the third new parameter is for the cap style (i tried “round”,”none”, “square”) and the forth is for the joint of two lines (i found “bevel”! and “round”).
See this example here
Sure you need Flash 8 beta player installed to see the magic.
Get the fla here

Anyone know more about those parameters?



could flash 8 solve flv problems?

It seems Flash 8 solves one of the biggest problems i had with locally loaded, progressive flv files.
The problem was that only one client could connect to the same flv at the same time.
It seems that it was a bug in the Flash Player 7.19. I tried it with Flash 8 beta – and it worked!
I used this standalone wrapper.
I would like to test it with a previous flash 7 (7.14) standalone player but couldn`t find a link to it.
I know their is this macromedia archive for old players but it only archives browser plugins.

But it all looks quite promising.