1776 readersDebugging Perhaps the simplest form of debugging is adding a trace() statement to your code to print out when a function is entered or the value of a variable at a particular point. In addition to the global trace() method, the <mx:TraceTarget/> tag allows you to see communication with a remote server. This can be
1972 readersTracing is the most important thing in developer’s life, isn’t it? I’ve seen a lot of good developers using chaos method in tracing, just throwing traces here and there. How do you find something that you are tracing, mostly if we’re talking about a large number of classes and complex projects? I prefer to concentrate
4361 readersNSLog is a good debugging tool some of the time. Coming from AS3 I am quite used to trace statements, and even fancy AIR solutions for runtime tracing and variable lookups and tweaking. I realize that NSLog isn’t the best way to debug applications, but it certainly is handy. However those log statements can clutter
3152 readersWhile working with an ArrayCollection I ran into a weird problem. It seems when you set one ArrayCollection equal to another they share memory space. This can cause issues when you perform any operation that will alter the internal array.var arrayCollection1:ArrayCollection = new ArrayCollection([1,2,3,4,5]);var arrayCollection2:ArrayCollection = arrayCollection1;trace("arrayCollction1: " + arrayCollection1.toString());trace("arrayCollction2: " + arrayCollection2.toString());arrayCollection1.removeItemAt(0);trace("arrayCollction1: " +
1436 readersLately I've been messing around with Flash on devices and in other "new frontiers". It's fun, but sometimes getting debugging working is hit or miss. To address this, I wrote an ultra simple class for tracing to a text field. It's nothing fancy, but that's the point - it's simple (~15 lines of code), tiny
11615 readersLast year, we released Tr.ace(), an open source debugging tool for Flash that expanded on the built-in trace() function. Now, Tr.ace() v2.0 introduces several new features including the much requested “textfield console” to help you squash those bugs once and for all! New to Tr.ace()? Tr.ace() was released nearly a year ago as an Exclusive Freebie on
2311 readersVizzy Flash Tracer is a debugging tool for flash developers which lets you read all the \\\"trace\\\" statements of SWF files without adding any extra code!
3737 readersI noticed that lots of people (as3-developers) ask on forums/blogs How do i create a copy of a MovieClip after loading it?.And they usually get an answer like In as3 you can only instanciate, no copy method available So, to demolish those myths, i’ve decided to create a small util class for duplicating Loaders through
3813 readersI was very happy to learn that Yakov Fain and his colleagues at Farata Systems were working on a new book, especially one with both “Flex” and “Enterprise” in its title. In my work developing Enterprise Flex projects, I often feel that many of the resources out there are targeted at Media applications developers and
2782 readersI recently had an interesting discussion with a friend who manages a team of developers. He was complaining that although his team members are experienced Flex developers, many of them had very bad coding habits. I knew what he was talking about. Years of developing relatively small GUI applications on a very tight schedule caused
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