The Essential Guide to Open Source Flash Development

  • Authors
  • Chris Allen
  • Wade Arnold
  • Aral Balkan
  • Nicolas Cannasse
  • John Grden
  • Moses Gunesch
  • Marc Hughes
  • R. Jon MacDonald
  • Andy Zupko

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Marc Hughes
    Pages 19-53
  3. Marc Hughes
    Pages 55-98
  4. Marc Hughes
    Pages 101-128
  5. Marc Hughes
    Pages 131-151
  6. Wade Arnold
    Pages 153-195
  7. Nicolas Cannasse
    Pages 227-244
  8. Moses Gunesch
    Pages 247-289
  9. Andy Zupko
    Pages 291-307
  10. Chris Allen, John Grden
    Pages 309-335
  11. John Grden
    Pages 337-364
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 366-382

About this book


  • Explore the world of open source Flash and discover which tools are available.
  • Learn how to identify which tool you need and how to best fit it into your workflow.
  • Step-by-step walk-throughs guide you through development with the most popular open source Flash tools.
  • Written by the project leads and open source Flash aficionados.

The Essential Guide to Open Source Flash Development is a practical development guide to creating Flash applications with open source Flash tools and workflows. You will walk away with an understanding of what tools will best suit your current situation, making your development easier and more productive, and with the knowledge of how to install and set up some of the best tools available, including the following:

  • Papervision3D: to create 3D in Flash
  • Red5: to stream video over the internet
  • SWX: to build data-driven mashups and mobile apps
  • Fuse: to make ActionScript animation a cinch
  • Go: to build your own animation tools in ActionScript 3.0
  • haXe: to create Flash files and more
  • AMFPHP: to communicate between Flash and php

Open source Flash has been a revolution for Flash and has made a major impact on how people build Flash content. The open source tools available expand on Flash's existing tool set, enabling you to perform such tasks as easily create full 3D in Flash or hook up to an open source video-streaming server. Many of these useful tools are powerful yet lack documentation. this book explains in step-by-step detail how to use the most popular open source Flash tools.

If you want to expand your Flash tool set and explore the open source Flash community, then this book is for you. If you already use some open source Flash tools, then you will find this book a useful documentation resource as well as an eye-opener to the other tools that are available.


ActionScript ActionScript 3 Adobe Flash Animation Debugging Open Source development documentation

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