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Upcoming Events for London Based Creatives & Coders

Next week London based creatives and coders have 2 events going on that they might want to sign up to attend. First up is the Poker Coder poker tournament. Previous Poker Coder tournaments have offered a great networking opertunity and are also great fun as well. Bonus. Full information and sign up instructions can be found at pokercoder.com, while you are visiting, take a little extra time to check the prizes. Tasty! Those of you that have signed up to previous Poker Coder tournaments should have received a priority email with the sign up instructions already. However if you email is client is any thing like mine then its quite possible it this email has been filtered into the junk folder, so you might want to have a quick look.

Poker Coder Bet Fair Poker Tournament
Web: pokercoder.com
Date: 29th July 2008 (29/07/2008)
Time: 19:00 sharp
Venue: Grosvenor Casino London Victoria, 150-162 Edgware Road, W2 2DT

Also next week is the London Flash Platform User Group. Held at its now familiar location of the Cosmo Bar in Clerkenwell. Full details of this months meetng can be found and sign up instructions are at lfpug.com . Here is a breif summary of this months presentations.

Source control for Flash (19:00 – 20:00) – Juan Delgado
Source control is probably the very base of software development. This is going to be a very practical session to get you started on SVN where we will go through the basics: creating a repository, check out, commit, revert, diff, etc.

Developing Flash Content For Mobile (19:00 – 20:00) – Dave Williamson
With the increased interest in the mobile internet I will to provide practical tips and information on how you can leverage Flash Lite Player on Mobiles and how that content can cross to other devices

The more observant of you will notice that I will be presenting some of my Mobile Flash Development Knowledge.

London Flash Platform User Group
Web: lfpug.com
Date: 31st July 2008 (31/07/2008)
Time: 19:00 – 23:00 (doors open at 18:30)
Venue: CosmoBar, 50-54 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5PS

Using Compact Data Formats in FlashLite 1.1

Recently I have been involved in some FlashLite 1.1 development that requires a certain level of online data interaction. With memory being at a premium on Mobile devices I have been spending many a spare moment looking at efficient data transfer methods.

Stepping back into FlashLite 1.1 (flash 4/5) scripting has been a nostalgic experience. The halcyon days of ActionScript 0/1 were where I broke my teeth, so to speak, on flash. It has been an eye opener also to return to using Perl as well in order to format data efficiently for consumption in my simple FlashLite 1.1 applications.

In these days of XML, SOAP, SQL, and huge component frameworks, it has been nice to go back the the “demo days” of flash and try and eak every byte out of my data format. Remember of course, no XML or SWX support in FlashLite 1.1.

So what have i been playing with? How about a Live London Tube Status FlashLite 1.1 application?

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