Strange and Amazing: AFLAX

It seems today is my title borrowing day, but I couldn’t find a better title than the one Robin Debreuil has for his post about Paul Colton’s amazing AFLAX, A JavaScript Library for Macromedia’s Flash™ Platform.

This is absolutely strange and amazing because you write everything in JavaScript ‘to create AJAX-type applications’. While you can do this with a text editor without touching the Flash IDE, you’ll probably want to use it for creating graphic SWF assets, when you need them.

As far as I can see, AFLAX requires Macromedia Flash Player 8 and makes use of the new ExternalInterface, but I must admit I’m not sure I understand how the magic is done, for now.

License is GPL, AFLAX is open source, currently at version 0.1, documentation is a bit skimpy, does not support Opera…. Nevertheless the demos prove that this thing works.

Strange and amazing it is…

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4 Responses to Strange and Amazing: AFLAX

  1. AFLAX is already at version 0.22 now. Also the license is now ‘Apache License Version 2.0′.

  2. Paul Colton says:

    I’m up to version 0.3 now and have added some really cool demos.
    Check it out:

  3. Hi Paul,
    Thanks for visiting and posting.
    Congrats for the amazing work again.
    Best regards,

  4. AFLAX version is 0.33 now, and there are more cool samples…