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Flash Profiler: getting object references to fix a memory leak. - New Toronto Group

Flash Profiler: getting object references to fix a memory leak.

| October 24th, 2011 by Andrei Vanahel

Usually it takes some time and effort to allocate a memory leak; to be precise, to find out what exactly causes the objects to stay in memory rather than being garbage collected. As we all know, an object is not eligible to be garbage collected if this object is referenced by other objects. However, it's not always obvious what exactly is holding the object.With the help of the Flash Profiler, you…

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Example: Tracking Multiple Simultaneous Touchscreen Interactions in Adobe AIR - New Toronto Group

Example: Tracking Multiple Simultaneous Touchscreen Interactions in Adobe AIR

| October 18th, 2011 by Chad Upton

By Chad Upton - senior consultantIf you're building AIR apps for Android, iOS or BlackBerry PlayBook then you definitely need to handle touchscreen input. Many apps treat your finger just like a mouse, and by default that's how AIR handles it.Since you have more fingers than mice, you may want to plan for the case when a user touches the screen with more than one finger at a time. If you hold one finger…

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Enterprise Mobile App Survey - New Toronto Group

Enterprise Mobile App Survey

| October 13th, 2011 by Jordan McRae

New Toronto Group recently participated in a global Enterprise Mobile App Survey where we shared our perspective on the issues around developing and deploying enterprise apps on mobile devices.The survey results have been released and they provide some excellent food for thought. In many cases they echoed what we have been hearing from our clients and prospects. One of the areas that I found particularly…

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Live From Adobe MAX 2011 - Day 3 - New Toronto Group

Live From Adobe MAX 2011 - Day 3

| October 05th, 2011 by Oliver Merk

Third day notes from Adobe MAX 2001 in Los Angeles. A lot of these comments are my raw reactions at the time (apologies in advance).CSS Takes Over the World Session- Presenter: Jonathan Snook from Yahoo!- CSS taking over from JS many visual effects- Can use CSS and jQuery to abstract some funcitonality such hover effects- Validation in HTML5/CSS3 in the early stages - still need to validate data on…

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Live From Adobe MAX 2011 - Day 3 - New Toronto Group

Live From Adobe MAX 2011 - Day 2

| October 05th, 2011 by Oliver Merk

Second day notes from Adobe MAX 2001 in Los Angeles. A lot of these comments are my raw reactions at the time (apologies in advance).Sneak Peeks Session- Rain Wilson rocked it: "What the hell is a command-line?"- Flash Builder reverse debug stepping - kinda cool- Flash Builder "why" command (how did a variable get set into its current state) - very cool- Cool new image search and video manipulation…

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Live From Adobe MAX 2011 - Day 3 - New Toronto Group

Live From Adobe MAX 2011 - Day 1

| October 05th, 2011 by Oliver Merk

Here's a rundown of my first day at Adobe MAX 2001 in Los Angeles. A lot of these comments are my raw reactions at the time (apologies in advance).First, the keynote, hosted by Kevin Lynch, Adobe CTO.- [Too much crappy thumpy music for my liking (I'm officially old now)]- Newly-announced Adobe Creative Cloud.- 1 year free membership for me and other MAX attendees when it comes out.- Many new tablet…

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Object Oriented JavaScript - Part 3 - New Toronto Group

Object Oriented JavaScript - Part 3

| October 03th, 2011 by Derek Santos

Go to Part 1 Go to Part 2 In Part 2 of this series, I covered inheritance in JavaScript.  In this post, I’ll mention what else is possible with Object Oriented JavaScript and provide some resources. JavaScript can support most Object Oriented Principles including: Classes Constructors Inheritance Encapsulation Polymorphism I’ve already covered Classses, Constructors and Inheritance.  If…

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