Tag Archives: flex

Actionscript GZIP Alternative

I really wish Actionscript 3 had a native decompression utility for opening GZIP compressed files. I really do. After reading (and trying to implement the advice of) numerous postings, I gave up on GZIP. In my investigation, I walked byte-by-byte through numerous binary dumps. Somewhere along the way I noticed a pattern. Forget about the […]

Flexible Web Services

Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all. — Carlos CastaƱeda Early this spring, I made some big architectural changes in the company’s website. The two most far-reaching changes involved Amazon’s Web Services and Adobe’s Flex product. Sometimes you regret big changes. I only regret having not made the changes earlier. I […]