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From Flash to Flex: Integrating ActionScript with MXML
Jun 8, 2007
Are you familiar with Flash and interested in making a move to Flex? This article is for you. It will show you the differences between the two applications and how to make a smooth transition. In this first article of a multipart series, "From Flash to Flex," Kris Hadlock shows you how to begin creating your first Flex application by integrating ActionScript with MXML.
From Flash to Flex: Moving to ActionScript 3
Jul 6, 2007
In his second article from the Flash to Flex series, which focuses on helping you migrate your work environment from Flash to Flex by learning the differences between and comparing the two applications, Kris Hadlock shows you all you need to know to get started using ActionScript 3. In this article you’ll learn how to create packages and classes and incorporate them into a Flex project.
Game Character Path Finding in Java
Sep 12, 2003
David Brackeen shows you how to move a creature or one of the player's characters in your game world using Java.
Game Development with Flash
Mar 28, 2003
In this age of Internet gaming, Matthew David tells why you need only one tool for building online games: Macromedia Flash MX.
Game Programming: Action-Oriented AI
Nov 26, 2003
Daniel Sanchez-Crespo provides an overview of AI methods used in fast-paced action games. He reviews general techniques, and then does a case-by-case analysis on fighting games, racing simulators, and so on, providing insider information on many popular algorithms.
Getting an Idea for a New Game
May 9, 2003
Professional game designer Andrew Rollings discusses various ways you can come up with great ideas for your next game project.
How to Build Pull-Down Menus with JavaScript
Jul 13, 2001
JavaScript is great for making things happen on Web pages, such as creating pull-down menus to mimic the look and feel of an operating system's functions. Here Tom Negrino and Dori Smith show you how its done.
How To Create an RSS Aggregator with PHP and AJAX
Dec 9, 2005
Imagine using a simple HTML file to send a request to a server-side script, receive a custom XML file based on that request, and then display it to the user without ever refreshing the browser! Kris Hadlock explains how to use a combination of PHP and AJAX to create real-time data transfers in any application without a browser refresh.
How to Create Multiple Rollovers with JavaScript
Jul 13, 2001
Need to incorporate more than one rollover on a web page? In this article, Peachpit Press authors Tom Negrino and Dori Smith show you how it's done using JavaScript.
How to Create Rollovers with JavaScript
Apr 20, 2001
This article, from Javascript for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide, 3e, shows how to create simple rollovers, how to avoid some common rollover mistakes, and how to enhance your rollovers to make them more effective.
How to Create Scripts for Online Forms with Adobe LiveCycle Designer
Oct 5, 2007
Digital forms expert J.P. Terry shows you how to improve the functionality and usability of your online forms through scripting.
How To Handle AJAX Responses
Feb 10, 2006
User interaction drives Web sites. It's essential to understand how to handle the responses, especially with new forms of interaction such as AJAX. Kris Hadlock covers the essentials of the AJAX request-and-response process that you need to know to be ready for user interaction.
How to Store and Retrieve Binary Data Using PHP and MySQL
Nov 5, 2012
It isn’t too long into your web development career before you get to a point where you can store and retrieve plain-text data in your sleep. Being strong in this area is important, as plain text is the most commonly stored data format. However, there are situations in which storing and retrieving binary data is useful, too. In this article, Larry Ullman explains exactly how you can do that using PHP and MySQL, and why you would want to.
How To Use AJAX Patterns
Jan 27, 2006
Kris Hadlock explains how to use design patterns for AJAX development to keep your applications scalable, reusable, and efficient.
HTML Forms and PHP
Jan 5, 2007
This chapter covers the basics of creating HTML forms and how the form data is transmitted to your PHP script. It introduces several key concepts of real PHP programming, including how to debug and manage errors in your scripts.
HTML Forms and PHP
Nov 3, 2006
HTML Forms and PHP
Jul 19, 2001
Web sites use forms for many purposes. Frequently, programmers create CGI scripts in Perl to handle the data created by these forms, but the same results can be more easily achieved with PHP. This article will cover the basics of creating HTML forms ...
Implementing a Search Engine for a Message Board Using PHP and MySQL
Dec 15, 2011
Everyone knows how critical a good search engine is to the success of a website, but most developers—even well-seasoned ones—don’t know how to code a search engine themselves. In this article, Larry Ullman discusses a couple of ways to add a search engine to a site, while providing plenty of real-world code.
Introduction to Client-Side Scripting
Nov 30, 2001
What separates a Web page from an application is rich, two-way communication between the user and the site. Scott Loban delves into client-side scripting, a key technology for providing greater interactivity and pizzazz to Web applications.
Is Microsoft's Sparkle the New Flash?
Nov 11, 2005
Anyone who spends any time on the Web is familiar with Flash presentations. They're practically inescapable, they're usually fast, and they're easy to create. And now, they're in danger of being replaced—that is, if you’re buying what Microsoft has to sell you. Matthew David previews Microsoft's answer to the ubiquitous Flash: a new product whose beta name is "Sparkle."

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