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Apr
01
2008
18:06

DynarchLIB release

I finally released probably the biggest projects that I've independently worked on.  DynarchLIB is a fully-fledged user interface toolkit for development of Web applications.  It contains a rich set of widgets, a consistent object/event system, browser-server communication helpers, various JavaScript extensions, etc.  Worths checking it out. ;-)

Also see the Dynarch online chess, currently the first public application based on this toolkit.

PS: the administration frontend of this very site is based on DynarchLIB as well. ;-)

Nov
21
2007
12:44

ExternalInterface is unreliable

“What are you supposed to do if you're the chef at Les Halles
and your fishmonger is giving you smelly fish?”

Joel Spolsky

So while playing with ExternalInterface I found quite a big problem with it.  It's serious enough to call it “unreliable” because it mangles your data in strange and undocumented ways.  Here's a quick Flash applet to demonstrate that:

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Nov
07
2007
18:59

Flash's ExternalInterface and IE

Grr, I lost the whole day yesterday fighting this up.  Flash (starting from version 8 I think?) has this magic ExternalInterface API, which is quite useful.  With it, you can define an API for your SWF that external JavaScript will be able to access (almost) as if your flash object was a JS object.  Also, using ExternalInterface you can call JavaScript functions from Flash.

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