August 21st, 2008 mosesoak
Because Flash is a proprietary plug-in technology and its coding language evolved gradually over about a decade, it took a while before the words Open Source meant anything to its developer pool. But when it hit, it hit hard: Aral Balkan's seminal site OSFlash introduced an already-thriving community to a whole new world of licensing code for the purpose of free and easy sharing, modification and reuse. Open Source took off in the Flash world and some of the most powerful software ever produced for the Flash Player is available for free, such as the incredible Red5 media server and the mighty PaperVision3D.
Friends of Ed is now giving you the chance to catch up on this little revolution with their new book, The Essential Guide to Open Source Flash Development, and I'm proud to say that I'm one of the contributing authors! My chapter covers several Open Source animation tools that I've released for ActionScript 2.0 and 3.0.
December 9th, 2007 mosesoak
I missed this March post from Tuesday Creative that puts Fuse in very impressive company, alongside great Open Source Flash projects like XRay, ASUnit, ActionStep and more. When it comes to handing Fuse the #1 slot, the wise words of The Dude seem fitting: "Well, that's just, like, your opinion, man." (Especially when it comes to including Eclipse on this list, which is really in an echelon of its own.) But it's an honor to even be thought of in the same league as these other ActionScript heavies, so thanks kindly Tuesday, this made my day!
The most robust and efficient AS 2.0 tween engine in the world, an animation sequencer with highly compact, legible syntax... Were this list broken down by types of merit, this project would be near the top for technical achievement, application in the real world, and number one for usability and practicality. I honestly don’t know how I ever lived without Fuse.
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Note: their link to the Fuse site is broken, here's a working one.
December 7th, 2007 mosesoak
I've started a new feature at the Fuse website called "Featured Fuser".
Honors currently go to NAWLZ, an incredible interactive comic book, built with Fuse!
Check it out! http://www.mosessupposes.com/Fuse/