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couple of user group events (LFPUG)

26 March 2009

Looking forward to this slight departue from the usual subjects at LFPUG into the world of iPhone/iPodTouch development.  I have my development kit but not got around to using it yet…

  • An Introduction to iPhone Application Development
  • iPhone Development for Web Developers

30 April 2009

Some interesting 3D flash stuff. I have prior engagement to see Ultravox for the first time since 1986 which will keep me away from this one. So I will be relying on the video recording of the session.

  • Papervision3D, Simplified
  • We Make. You Enjoy

going to see what haXe is all about…

… at the London Flash Platform User Group… tomorrow (29 Jan 2009).

looking forward to this week’s LFPUG

Really haven’t spent enough time ‘finenessing’ Flex based UIs recently, so especially looking forward to a something of a fast-track on Flex Effects in Tink‘s presentation.

Always good to hear how others work with their clients too in the “ActionScript in Commercial Environment”session.

Full details: London Flash Platform User Group 25th Sept 2008

more mvc with lfpug

Over the past few months I’ve been getting my head around the likes of Cairngorm, PureMVC and better use of design patterns in general. So looking forward to tonight’s LFPUG to see what the Slide Framework For Flex adds to the mix. The other stuff on large datasets looks pretty good too!

more capacity for this week’s FLUG

This week it is a biggie with contributions from Adobe’s Serge Jespers and James Ward presenting Flex 3 AIR and Vega.

The event had reached capacity but with a new venue organised and more capacity, if you couldn’t sign-up over the last couple of weeks, you now have another opportunity.

Flex London User Group (FLUG) 

LFPUG off to a flying start to 2008

Again it looks like a couple of really interesting subjects on 31 Jan:

  • PureMVC
  • The 3rd Way: Handling 3D on the Web

More information is on the LFPUG site

I looked at using PureMVC previously for a simple tennis game, but left it aside in favour of building MVCish classes independent of any ‘framework’. I look forward to seeing if this decision saved or cost me time.

I haven’t got around to the obligatory 3D stuff yet. Personally I’ve always found it a bit of a red-herring, and one where the cost:benefit often falls short. So I’ll be particularly interested in seeing examples of good use.

flash ‘n hardware

Looking forward to this month’s LFPUG meet-up on the 26th July and seeing what can be done with a Wiimote and a Make Controller Kit. Full details on the site.

adobe visit lfpug

Adobe Special – 17th April 2007

Presenters from Adobe: Mike Downey and Steve Burnard.

One not to miss!

LFPUG looking good yet again…

Accessibility was always one of my chief concerns back when my work was XHTML/CSS. Since moving more into ActionScript development it has I’m afraid to say slipped somewhat, relying on the usual approach of Flash site with HTML backup. Niqui’s presentation I hope will help me get back into the habit of integrating accessibility into the process and maybe get away from needing a HTML backup?

The LFPUG presentations 29th March 2007

  • A Usability Approach to Accessible Flash (19:00 – 20:00) – Niqui Merret
  • Lighten up: Rediscovering Fun ( 20:15 – 21:15 ) – Aral Balkan

lfpug meeting on 25th

If you are interested in Flash/Flex development and you are in London on the 25th, why not drag yourself along to hear about Flex components and Papervision3d?

Past experience tells me we will have good presentations and a good crowd.