Monthly Archives: April 2009

Another Architectural Framework, But Why?

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The State Of The Game

There are some great Flash and Flex application frameworks out there right now. Mate, Swiz and PureMVC (update: and Parsley!) stand out. The authors of these frameworks realized that the Flash Platform is different enough to the JVM to warrant a fresh approach to application design.

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RobotLegs AS3 v0.2: ReversiblePants

RobotLegs AS3 is a Dependency Injection Driven MVCS Framework for Flash and Flex inspired by PureMVC.

RobotLegs AS3 v0.2 (codename ReversiblePants) is up on GitHub:

Now with DI/IOC and Reflection adapters instead of direct dependencies on the SmartyPants-IOC framework. By providing your own adapters you can run RobotLegs off a DI/IOC/Reflection framework of your choosing. Continue reading

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RobotLegs AS3: A DI Driven MVCS Framework for Flash & Flex – Inspired by PureMVC

RobotLegs AS3Want a framework like PureMVC but without Singletons, Service Locators, or casting? Perhaps one with Dependency Injection and Automatic Mediator Registration?

Well, you might enjoy RobotLegs AS3: yet another lightweight micro-architecture for Rich Internet Applications.

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AS3 Dependency Injection Framework SmartyPantsIOC – Released!

Great news: SmartyPantsIOC, a Dependency Injection framework for Flash and Flex has been released. Check it out here:

http://code.google.com/p/smartypants-ioc/

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I guess that means that it’s time for me to release RobotLegs – an MVCS micro-architecture for Rich Internet Applications inspired by PureMVC, Mate and Swiz! But first, I have to write a little demo application for it.. coming soon!

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Execute An AS3 Function After Exactly One Frame – DelayedFunctionQueue

I asked this question on Stack Overflow:

What’s the best way to execute a function after exactly one frame?

Based on the feedback I wrote a little class to make it super easy to do. You add function references to a queue, and those functions get called (in the order they were added) on the next Flash Player Frame.

Herewith, the DelayedFunctionQueue.as

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