|The Chemistry Quiz Bowl is an example combining some easy Flex 2 techniques (using a StrikeIron Periodic Table of Elements web service [including passing in user credentials in a SOAP-Header],
playing a dynamic MP3 (of the pronunciation of each element), using a custom preloader, and using regular expressions ala AS3-style) and a ColdFusion CFC function that cfhttp's a site to screen-scrape element details. Atomic Numbers, Groups and Periods, Oh My!
Try the Chemistry Quiz - Flex 2 Example: Chemistry Quiz - Flex 2 Example
Download the Chemistry Quiz - AIR Example: Chemistry Quiz - AIR Example
You will need the AIR Runtime
You will need the StrikeIron Super Data Pack Web Service:
|The 'Chemistry 101' is a simple example of some Flex 2 techniques ported to an AIR application.
Some interesting things I learned during this project:
1) Passing authentication credentials in a SOAP-Header to a webservice via Flex.
2) Regular expressions can save the day. ;-)
3) Working with the Math functions in AS 3 is cool. :-)