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Tutorial: Creating a Button with Jakute Styling Engine

About Jakute Styling Engine (JCSS) The Jakute Styling Engine (JCSS) is a CSS framework for Flash. Its features are comparable to those of HTML/CSS while being focused on the specifics of Flash and custom applications. About this tutorial In this tutorial we are going to create a button component. Not a simple button. We create [...]

The Jakute Styling Engine “Hello World” Tutorial

About Jakute Styling Engine (JCSS) The Jakute Styling Engine (JCSS) is a CSS framework for Flash. Its features are comparable to those of HTML/CSS while being focused on the specifics of Flash and custom applications. About this tutorial In this tutorial we are going to create a small movie containing just a rectangular box that [...]

Announcement: Jakute Flash – A complete styling engine

Just announce the upcoming release of the awesome Jakute Flash styling engine. At this point a small example what this engine does. Jakute will be open source, of course. Stay tuned. Features External CSS file support Runtime style updates Type, ID and class selectors Descendant selectors States Style specifities and priorities Example Application The example [...]

Collections framework performance comparison

In I have shown how custom collections handle specific programmig problems more efficiently than the built-in data containers Array and Dictionary. I have named a number of common collections which are part of almost every collections library. In this post I am going to compare the performance of such collections from 3 different libraries.

Array, Dictionary, Collections – Performance, Functionality, Reliability

This post is the continuation of the basic knowledge article and introduces you to the benefits of collections more from a technical perspective.

Why we need a collection framework in ActionScript

In this post, I will introduce you to the meanings of data collections and the different possiblities to collect data we have in ActionScript. Building on that, I am going to point out the most general requirements to a collection framework before I give a survey to existing solutions.