email from a friend

This popped up in my inbox

From: brian_m_riley@
Subject: start blogging…
Date: July 3, 2007 10:52:12 AM EDT
To: jon@

…i know you have the time.

Well, thankfully I haven’t had a lot of time, but that is no excuse. So far my endeavor as an independent contractor has been a roaring success. My first job has been building Flash widgets for a social networking startup based out of Palo Alto, CA. Launch is scheduled for late summer/early fall and I’ve been banging away at a variety of small applications for the website. From a technical sandpoint, I’ve run into a bunch of issues which I think would make for interesting blog posts, so the challenge to me now is putting all that down on this blog in a format that other people will find useful.

  • Using ActionScript 3 and Flash CS3 without the robust Flex Framework.
  • Preloading has changed completely in Flash CS3 especially when using the Document class approach.
  • Ruby on Rails tied with REST, RubyAMF, or WebORB remoting is cool.
  • How to balance robust Design Patterns with timeliness and code that a novice can understand.
  • Using bitmap data for crazy screen effects.
  • Streaming Video from a variety of media servers.

So I have a few things to talk about, I just haven’t carved out the time yet to put it down. Let’s see what I can put down over the next few weeks.

1 comment so far ↓

#1 Brian Riley on 07.10.07 at 10:46 am

Glad to see you took my advice…finally.

So I’m currently working on a Flex and REST impl, but without RoRs (which seems to be the popular, new-school way to do things)…once I get into it a bit more, I’ll jump in on your post regarding AS3 and REST, but from the Flex perspective.

Glad to see you’ve joined the party!