Archive for January, 2008

JSObject. It’s not just for Java anymore.

Friday, January 4th, 2008

Back in the days, Netscape created this neat layer of glue called LiveConnect. Among other things, it would expose javascript objects to Java through a JSObject class.
Fast forward to ActionScript. ExternalInterface provides a way of eventually doing the same thing. Things like FABridge make things somewhat friendlier, but FABridge only deals with accessing ActionScript goodies (…)

Eval() and ActionScript.

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Over a year ago, Adobe open sourced Tamarin, and there was much rejoicing.
As part of the source drop, Adobe included an actionscript compiler written in actionscript.
A few folks noticed that it sounded a whole lot like an “eval()” method, and thought that once the good folks at Mozilla and Adobe hammered at it for a (…)