Flash Data Storage Services : Part 2

In my last post we set up our EasyPHP server and created a MySQL database for our event manager. In this post we are going to create the Amfphp service to create, delete, and get events from the database. We are also going to create an ActionScript 3 class to talk to the PHP service. Continue reading Flash Data Storage Services : Part 2

Data Storage Services for Flash Applications : Part 1

A core need of many online Flash applications is to store data in an online database. Supporting this need requires the integration of a few different technologies. The solution that I will be walking you through in this and the next tutorial post will integrate AS3, PHP, MySQL, and amfphp. This post will contain the boring, yet necessary, setup steps. This includes installing all tools and frameworks as well as creating the MySQL database to store your application data. Continue reading Data Storage Services for Flash Applications : Part 1

Hello Android AIR World

A while back I wrote my first ‘Hello World’ Android AIR application but never posted anything about it. Since I have this shiny new site, I figured I’d write up something real quick. If you know me at all, it would come as no surprise that I have not dropped the $700 or so on Flash CS5.5. That means that I did this application, a very simple Pong game, with only FlashDevelop. Continue reading Hello Android AIR World

Partial Views with Unobtrusive AJAX

In my recent exploration of web development in ASP.NET, I found what I assume to be a fairly common need to have part of a view/page update without the entire page updating. In my particular case, I wanted to have a page that listed items but also provided a form that allowed you to add an item. When an item was added, the list of items would be updated without having to regenerate the entire page. Continue reading Partial Views with Unobtrusive AJAX

Mission-less Statement

As the title suggests, the goal of this site is not entirely ironed out. I’m actually trying to think of goals as I write this now, so lets start out with a simple introduction. I am a Computer Science graduate from Virginia Tech, class of 2009, with a minor in Mathematics. Since graduation I have worked on client-side gaming machines at Video Gaming Technologies, Inc. near Charlottesville, VA. While at VGT I have had the opportunity to expand my technical experience in both C# and C++, as well as get my feet wet in a few other languages including Python and ActionScript.

Now that I have lost the interest of one of the two readers whose eyes will ever caress these words, here’s my current list of goals for this site:

  • Provide myself with a platform for sharing/showing off some of my work.
  • Provide readers with some helpful tips, tricks and tutorials in whatever technology I happen to be working in.
  • Promote myself as a developer.
  • Prove P = NP
That last one might be a little ambitious, but a nerd can dream. Hopefully I’ll be able to achieve most of these, but I’m counting on that one guy that’s still reading to let me know when I don’t.


A big thanks goes out to BH Booker and Swank Web Style for helping me get this site up and going. Definitely check out Swank Web Style for your web design and hosting needs.