it is done in languages like C++ or Java. This very
approachable introductory tutorial illustrates the very
dynamic - and startling to the uninitiated - syntax
other Yahoo! employees. Above are the videos.
Adobe Flex / ActionScript 3.0 / Flash
Selecting a Flex ComboBox item on value/data instead of index
One major Flex annoyance is the inability to select a ComboBox item by specifying
a value to look for, rather you have to know the index number of the
item and assign it to ComboBox.SelectedIndex. This is not always a feasible
Ben Forta offers a fix to this by extending the ComboBox component.
However, this ability should really be part of the standard ComboBox component.
Giving the Flex ComboBox a "dataField" attribute
Another convenience that the stock Flex ComboBox sorely lacks is that while it
lets you specify the field name which contains the value for the ComboBox labels
via the "labelField" attribute, it doesn't let you specify the field name for the
value/data via a "dataField" attribute. Tristan Hauser further enhances
Ben Forta's extension to let you do just this.
Getting Flex's trace() to output to a log file
(for viewing from command prompt)
As far as I know, Flex's trace() will not output to stdout or
the command prompt. However you can have it output to a log file
in real time. This means you can use the Unix
command to achieve the equivalent.
Flash and Math
An awesome site featuring ActionScript 3.0 tutorials that
interactively illustrate mathematics concepts and ideas.