A LONG time ago I was browsing the tweetclaims site and thought it would make a good Flex/Twitter learning project. This has been sitting in my unfinished projects list and I finally got around to completing it. Basically it takes a list of usernames that you are looking to register and scans to see if they are available. If they are not, it estimates their availability based on the latest status update, when they registered etc…
I was developing a Flex app and for the life of me I could not get it to use Flash Player 10 when it would compile. I downloaded the Flash Player 10 Projector content debugger and ran it. Nothing. I tried all sorts of editing flex config files, compiler arguments etc to no avail. Turns out you need to run the content debugger as ‘administrator’. (Right click ‘Run as Administrator). This fixed it up, no need to edit config files or add compiler arguments to my project. Hope this saves someone some headache as I had forgotten about this ‘feature’ on Windows 7.
In order for this tutorial to work, you need to make sure that your environment is setup by following the instructions located here. I have included an fla (cs3) file in the /Flash folder of the Flex project archive. You would not normally do this for a production project but this is just meant to be a simple example and since they both use the same php files it didnt make much sense to split this article up into two separate articles.
I am currently using Flex Builder 3.0.2 and Flash CS4 but I saved the fla as a cs3 file for those that don’t have it yet.
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There are a few tutorials out there on the net about using Zend with Flash/Flex but most seem to be overly complicated and many don’t work even after following the instructions. (I am hoping that mine will. 🙂 ) The next few articles cover a VERY simple implementation that you can build on for use with future projects and I hope it can save people time when it comes to beginning to explore this new method. This post will deal with setting up your environment to be able to use Zend with Flash/Flex.
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