FBTracer: Flash Tracer Chocolate in Firebug Peanut Butter

As a longtime fan of both Flash Tracer, the Firefox Flash tracing extension, and Firebug, arguably the best free web development extension available, I was ecstatic to hear that Alessandro Crugnola had created a FlashTracer plug-in for Firebug.

While it’s possible to have both individual Flash Tracer and Firebug extensions running at the same time, performance often suffers significantly. Adding Flash Tracer as a Firebug extension seems to have improved performance while making it more convenient and accessible.

As of this writing, it’s still in early beta but it’s working well enough for me. Check it out for yourself at sephiroth.it .

FBTracer

– Glenn

AS3 Easy Dynamic Movie Clip Buttons

Back in 2007 I posted a tutorial explaining how to dynamically create movie clip buttons using AS2. I received a lot of feedback on it including some great questions, like “How can I auto-select a button?” and “Can you do this in AS3?”. Like the Clickable Button in a Draggable Clip app that I re-coded in AS3, I felt that recoding this app could be a good exercise that would offer an introduction to some basic, frequently-used techniques for someone learning AS3.

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