In this post, I share my experiences building a simple Content Host with Grails and the Google App Engine.
In this screencast, I show how to use Flex, Grails and the Google App Engine’s image service to quickly build an online image resizing and rotation tool.
- Part 1: Application introduction and walkthrough of the Flex Front End.
- Part 2: Embedding your swf into your Grails project for Deployment.
- Part 3:Introduction to the Google App Engine Image Service and the implementation of the Grails controller wrapper.
- Link to the application: http://tomaslin.appspot.com/transformation/ ( right-click to view flex source )
- ObjectHandles: http://code.google.com/p/flex-object-handles/
- SpringSource Quickcast: http://blog.springsource.com/2009/05/14/grails-111-released-with-google-appengine-support/
- Source for Tranformation Service:http://tomaslin.googlepages.com/TransformationController.groovy
Please send any feedback or comments to email@example.com
FQL is the query language used in Facebook to access tables and relationships. All the top level calls available within facebook APIs ( such as getFriends() ) are simply wrappers around FQL calls. In this post, I will show you how to use the newly released Adobe Flex / Facebook API to invoke FQL commands.
I’m a big fan of the e4x implementation in Flex. Elegant and powerful, it allows a versatile and dynamic way of passing data across components. In this post, I’ll describe how to access data in this raw XML format within the newly updated Facebook / Flex API.
If you’re a fan of the way Flex handles XML via e4x, you’re probably disappointed that all the new examples posted on the Adobe developer connection create new ActionScript objects to represent facebook instances. In this post, I’ll briefly describe how to work with XML instances directly and describe some of benefits of this approach. Continue reading
Here is a simple tool in Flex that calculates what percentage of top level hues are in an image.
Play with the tool by clicking here: Hue Analysis
Download the source file here: ColourAnalysis.mxml
( depending on your SDK, you might need to also download the HSBColor.as file: here )