Monthly Archives: October 2008

Ajax Experience 2008 – Intro to Ajax with Ben Galbraith & Dion Almaer


This tutorial provides a proper introduction to Ajax and Ajax fundamentals – perfect for those who are new to Ajax or would like to brush up on their skills. Ajaxian.com cofounders,Ben and Dion, demonstrate basic Ajax techniques through live coding, and demonstrate and deconstruct more advanced examples of Ajax, including a discussion of how Ajax can improve any type of Web application. Ben and Dion also discuss how to avoid turning an Ajax application into an unmaintainable pile of hacked-up JavaScript, with a focus on debugging techniques.

Cheers,

ted :)

FlashCamp SF 2008 – Race to the Bottom with Garnet Chaney


Inspired by this weeks stock market drops, and the “taking 3-d objects and putting them in 3-d space”, this game challenges you to get to click to the bottom with as few clicks as possible, and as fast as possible. Click wrong, and you go back to the start! Later game levels introduce a bigger stack, and various motions of the objects to confuse you. Can you click your way to the bottom!

Cheers,

ted :)

AS3 Cloud APIs – Nonoba Payment API


This morning Nonoba Payment showed up in the listing of API’s to approve. The API is a payment service that you can integrate directly into your Flash/Flex based game. The Nonoba Payment API provides a user account service that provides payment properties and a user data storage including achievements and a scoring methods. The service pays the game developer 70% of the money transacted for the game and gives the developer direct access to services for integration.

It is really nice to see an API like this exists to make game/app payment easier for developers.

If you know of other great AS3 Cloud/Service APIs, please submit them here!

Cheers,

Ted :)

FlashCamp SF 2008 – Everything except the kitchen sink.. dancing yeti


A dancing yeti with inverse kinematic animation, and hopefully dynamic inverse kinematics controlled via webcam. Also, dynamic sound generation with creepy circus “music” and some pixel blender stuff. The Kitchen Sink team consisted of: Dennis Ramsey, Don-Duong Quach, James Young, Kenneth Arehart, Margarita Tijerino & Pedro Chavez. The team was formed on the day of FlashCamp!

Cheers,

ted :)