Monthly Archives: August 2008

Simple Chat 3: User based chat in FMS & Flex

Prerequisites: • Intermediate/Advanced AS3 knowledge• Flex 3• Flash Media Server Resources: • View source files• Download source files This tutorial builds on the previous Simple Chat tutorials and concepts from the Adobe FMS Server-Side component architecture. The main addition to … Continue reading

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Simple Chat 2: Chat history in FMS & Flex

Prerequisites: • Intermediate/Advanced AS3 knowledge• Flex 3• Flash Media Server Resources: • View source files• Download source files This tutorial builds on the previous Simple Chat tutorial and concepts from the Adobe FMS Server-Side component architecture. The notable additions to … Continue reading

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Simple Chat 1: example in FMS & Flex

Prerequisites: • Intermediate/Advanced AS3 knowledge• Flex 3• Flash Media Server Resources: • View source files• Download source files So here’s a very simple FMS chat app tutorial for Flex that I’ve ended up writing because I couldn’t find an equivalent. … Continue reading

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The trouble with FMS and AS2/3

I hit two major problems when trying to refactor the Adobe sample lobby/chat apps in Flex: 1. This article covers why you will have problems with the following code in AS2/3 (from “sample_lobby.fla” at the sample apps link above): if … Continue reading

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My kingdom for an AS3 FMS simple chat tutorial…

The next step in my learning process was to root around for some nice open source FMS AS3 tutorials online, preferably in Flex, and preferably just really simple neat code with no frills that speaks for itself. Maybe I’m just … Continue reading

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Multiuser servers

Before building my simple chat app, the first thing to decide was which multiuser solution to go with. After looking around a bit I narrowed it down to these 4: http://www.smartfoxserver.com/ http://www.multiuserserver.com/about/ http://www.moock.org/unity/u2server/ http://www.adobe.com/products/flashmediaserver/ Personally I felt that Flash Media … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Hello. I’ve decided to start this blog in order to share any interesting things I find out during R&D time (should I be lucky enough to have any…). Plus hopefully attaching a narrative to this process should help me to … Continue reading

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