Ahmed Nuaman
I'm a freelancer. For the past 11 months I've been working for an agency called TangoZebra, that was then bought out by DoubleClick and the DoubleClick was bought out by Google. So in the past 11 months I've been working on projects ranging from advertising creatives (MPUs, leaderboards, expandables), to microsites and games, to integrated tools (using Google products for our clients' sites), to YouTube brand channels and gadgets (youtube.com/davos is something I created) to internal presentational tools. You can check out my portfolio here: www.ahmednuaman.com
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    Understanding the PureMVC Open Source FrameworkPreview
    Twice a month, we revisit some of our readers’ favorite posts from throughout the history of Activetuts+. This tutorial was first published in May, 2009. Now and again you may be asked to work on a project which requires a lot of coding and/or collaboration with colleagues. It's safe to say that frameworks are often the best choice regarding structure, semantics and productivity.Read More…
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    Using AMFPHP with AS3 and CodeIgniterCodeigniter
    It seems that the AMFPHP project has now been laid to rest, unfortunately it never made it past the 1.9 beta version and nor did the tutorials. However, Adobe didn't give up on it that easily and with the new Flex compilers they've included the AMF3 object encoding! Good news for all you Flexers, but it's a different story for all you AS3'ers. Flex allows you to quickly and simply build a service that will interact with your AMFPHP code, but you have to get your hands dirty with AS3. So, I've decided that it's time there's a decent set of classes out there that help Bob build a site with AS3 using the AMFPHP gateway. And to throw some more dirt into the mix, we'll be integrating AMFPHP with CodeIgniter so that we have a fantastic PHP framework for the backend.Read More…
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    Creating a YouTube Search and Play Gadget with PureMVCPreview
    Following my tutorials on PureMVC and the YouTube Player API I thought it would be a good idea to show you how to use the YouTube GData API for searching for and playing videos. So I've created a little tutorial that combines your new PureMVC and YouTube Player skills into a nice and simple search and play gadget.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Guide to Creating and Using SWCsPreview
    As ActionScript 3 becomes a more popular language and Flash Player's features become more advanced and accessible, it's important to build a common workflow within your company so that projects can become more agile and, more importantly, get delivered on time. One major issues with ActionScript 2 was bridging the gap between the designer and developer. This often left developers dealing with FLAs which contained hundreds of badly named library items and no one liked that. With the advances of ActionScript 3 and the ability to code away from the timeline, SWCs have become commonly used items on large projects, but there are still many people out there who don't know what they are or how to create/use them.Read More…
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    Using the YouTube Player API with ActionScript 3.0Preview
    Though more and more of us are developing with AS3, certain technologies remain in AS2. This forces us to find fast, simple ways to use these technologies within our projects. One such technology is YouTube. The current YouTube player is still in AS2 and until it's updated to AS3, we have to create a wrapper to allow us to load videos into our projects. Remember, stealing the FLV feed is against YouTube's terms and conditions, so let's do it the right way using the chromed or chromeless player.Read More…