Dude, Tuna on Triscuit’s rock!
Ok, so I actually started college a semester late compared to her majesty simply so I could balance my time between my full-time job, contract, and <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0764538276/qid=1076557927//ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/002-0888755-7226428?v=glance&s=books&n=507846″>this book</a>, The Flash Communication Server MX Bible. I wrote 4 chapters for it:
– Chapter 13 – Using Components
– Chapter 16 – Creating Flashcom Components
– Chapter 17 – Monitoring
– Chapter 25 – Director Games
However, I think the book can be called officially vapor-lit (or whatever the term is nowadays). I haven’t heard hide nor hair of it, nor really care at this point as the content quickly dates itself beyond usage more than 6 months from now.
At any rate, I remembered it today while being asked about book writing on Flashn00bz, and later all this hub-bub on <a href=”http://www.fullasagoog.com/”>Full As A Goog</a> about the new release of Director MX 2004. I was hooked since the Breeze party weeks ago. I remember an article I wrote about 3D games in Director utilizing Flashcom, and one problem I had during writing was accessing a property on a Remote Shared Object’s data property that didn’t exist. Flash gives a hoot… Director gets pissed, and throws an error while running… and then promptly stops running.
I can’t remember how I fixed it, but just briefly skimmed/read one of the Macromedia Resource articles about <a href=”http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/mx/director/articles/flash_in_directormx2004.html”>changes to the Flash Asset Xtra in the new version of Director</a>. It said you could access a property that didn’t exist without Director getting all huffy. Gawd, that’s a nice feature. Talk about making 2 environments working nice together.
Anyway, anyone know if I can release these 4 chapters now? I can’t remember signing anything castrate’esque, haven’t heard from Wiley in about a year, and figured the community could use this stuff rather than the digital mold currently festering atop it deep on my D drive. What do you think? I know there are some writers out there.