Bye bye ActionScript

So I’ve decided to retire the Action Script section of my website. I don’t really work with Flash all that much anymore and to be honest, I’m getting quite rusty at it. The posts will still be available but I won’t be adding anymore moving forward.

getDefinitionByName

I have been creating a code base for a Screen Manager system that I am using for an iOS app I am building in AS3. I wanted to create a dynamic way to reference and instantiate classes that represent each of the Screens in the app so I can reuse this for other applications in […]

Weak Listeners

Garbage collection can be a big deal when writing complex programs in Actionscript. Not removing EventListeners is probably one of the biggest sources of AS holding onto memory it doesn’t need. There is a very easy way to allow GC to handle your event listener clean-up for you when creating a new event listener – […]

Les Stroud Official Website

As the resident “web guy” for Les Stroud Productions, I was tasked with maintaining and improving upon the flagship website for Les Stroud. Built on WordPress this site has seen many changes since I started working on it and is a great example of a “working” site. Many website are built and then left alone […]

What the Function!?

Functions (aka methods) are the bread and butter of any application. Without them you can’t do much of anything. So I thought I would show you how to write one.

Getter ready, get Setter, Go!

I am loving the stupid names I’ve been using for these posts. Pretty soon you’ll have no idea what I am talking about. In my last post, I showed you have to create a new class and the topic of access modifiers was mentioned. I would like to expand on that topic and use it […]

Going Somewhere?

Opening a URL in Action Script 3 Navigating to a URL in AS 2 was pretty straight forward. getURL(“http://www.ryanwelcher.com”); As with most things in AS3 that has changed a fair amount. It is no longer one line of code. I’ll show you everything and then walk you through it

Official Rush Website

My business partner and I had the opportunity to work with SRO/Anthem to create a new online presence for the band Rush. The original site was a mish-mash of elements that had been added onto by various other service providers and we were tasked with creating a high-impact site that would streamline the site but […]

Syntax

So the first thing you may have noticed is that everything in AS2 that had an underscore in front of it no longer does in AS3. That is a MAJOR issues for all of us lazy coders that just want to copy and paste old AS 2 code into an AS3 document – it will […]