FLASH THE DISTRICT - D.C. Flash June Meetup

FLASH THE DISTRICT - D.C. Flash Meetup Group
Sat, 13 Jun 2009, 18:00 - 20:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
(Exact location not available) , Washington, US

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This is not a duplicate meeting. This is the content for May.


XML Workshop with Stephen McDonald

Join us this month as we host an XML workshop featuring Stephen McDonald. Be sure to have your laptops!

Session I - Further look into XML Authoring Stephen will give a follow-up discussion from last month's meeting; showing how to construct well-formed XML documents for consumption into Flash.

Session II - Small Group Workshop Meeting will break into small groups to discuss, hands-on, how to ingest XML Content with Flash.

Session III - FJAX Demo Meeting will then reconvene for a demo on FJAX.

FJAX = Flash, JavaScript and XML.

While people are getting more and more comfortable with using free AJAX libraries (AJAX = Asynchronous JavaScript and Xml) many of those libraries include far more than they typically need and require the end user to download a JS file with many thousands of lines of code in it only to use the few pertinent lines of code they require.

For those of us who work with both HTML and Flash and design (and develop sites that implement both concurrently) it is prudent to have a simple solution that allows the HTML page to dynamically update the content without a page refresh the way that Flash can update it's interface without a page refresh. This is where FJAX comes in.

FJAX (as a technique) can work with javascript and HTML to retrieve static data (in XML Files on a server) or dynamic data (using a server side language like PHP, ASP, ASP.NET or JSP) and update the HTML on the webpage to achieve an AJAX Web 2.0 effect without a page refresh.

You can see this in action at:

http://enginpost.com http://fjax.enginpost.com

Article on FJAX:


In addition, 2 copies of Foundation XML and E4X for Flash will be available for give-away.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

~ Organizers

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