Matthew Casperson
Matthew is a freelance writer with over 10 years experience in IT who focuses on web and multimedia technologies.
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    Quick Tip: Using Google App Engine as a Proxy ServerPreview
    Google App Engine can be used as a free and convenient way around restrictive or missing cross domain policy files. This tutorial will show you how to create a GAE proxy that provides access to restricted resources for your Flash application.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: A Guide to Cross Domain Policy FilesPreview
    Every Flash or Flex developer who has had to access remote resources has come across a crossdomain.xml policy file at some point. This article takes a look at what these policy files are, how they work and how you can create one for yourself.Read More…
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    Design a Panoramio Thumbnail Viewer in FlexPreview
    During this tutorial I'll take you through the ways in which Flex customizes interface controls. Specifically, we'll be looking at the TileList element, styling it with Flex's GUI toolkit. To pull this all together, we'll make use of the Panoramio API and build a dynamic thumbnail image viewer.Read More…
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    Create a 3D Flickr Photo Gallery with Flex and Away3DPreview pumpkin
    In this tut I'll demonstrate how to build a dynamic photo gallery using the Flickr API. To add a little extra flair, we'll harness the power of Away3D and display the photos in a 3D environment. There's plenty to discuss, so let's get on with it!Read More…
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    Control a Flex Video Application Using Mouse GesturesPreview
    Almost all PC user interfaces are designed around the notion of moving a cursor and clicking on objects. Buttons, menus, combo boxes, lists and every other standard UI control work in this way. The mouse is used to position the cursor, and the position of the cursor is used to perform an action. It’s a design paradigm that has worked well, but lately new technologies like touch screens and motion sensors (think the Wii) have challenged the notion of using a mouse, or even having a cursor on the screen at all..Read More…
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    Build a Photo Viewer Using Flex and the Flickr APIPreview
    In this tutorial you will learn how to use the as3flickrlib library to create a Flash Flickr photo viewer.Read More…