Getting started with Openlaszlo – Framework for developing flash apps

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Openlaszlo is an open source framework which simplifies development of flash applications. Openlaszlo allows you to code your flash apps using xml style laszlo code, and thereafter you can compile your code to output a .swf file for production usage. I first came around openlaszlo while I was developing Alterplayer - open source flash mp3 player. In this post I will demonstrate: Getting started with Openlaszlo - Setting up your dev enviornment Hello World! in Openlaszlo Upcoming tutorials Setting up Openlaszlo development environment Download the latest openlaszlo release 4.4 from http://openlaszlo.org/download or alternatively download directly from http://download.openlaszlo.org/4.4.0/openlaszlo-4.4.0-windows-dev-install.exe Double click and...

How to create a single button flash audio player using Openlaszlo?

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Hello Everyone, I have been working on OpenLaszlo for quite sometime now and found it every easy to build custom flash widgets using it. In my first tutorial on OpenLaszlo, we will together learn a few specs of Openlaszlo and then code a tiny little flash media player. Getting started with Openlaszlo: Openlaszlo is a framework which allows you to build flash widgets easily and faster. Biggest advantage is that you need not write any action scripting for building your flash widget. In laszlo we write code in XML format (files saved with extension .lzx) and then Laszlo server compiles...

How to get started with web development?

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Many of my friends have asked me on how to start with web development. I am not expert but here in this post I would like to describe a few steps that might help one climb the ladder of web development fast. Kindly feel free to add to this blog post if you think some other methodology might be better off. Where do I start web development? Well the first and best place to start web development is your own system. Yes your very own personal computer. You don't need a server on internet to start with. Infact I worked...

Essential frameworks for web development

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Hello developers, Initially when I started working on Altertunes, I was unaware of the various frameworks which one can use for his website. Though I never have used any of them for Altertunes (main reason being the eagerness to do everything by myself), but may be some of you out there might be interested in having a look at the same: http://prototypejs.org : Undoubtedly one of the best available framework for Ajax in the market. Prototype is a javascript framework that aims to ease development of dynamic web applications. http://script.aculo.us : If you are looking to have all those fade-in...