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WordPress Custom Field Shortcode

WordPress Custom Field Shortcode

This little function will allow you to add custom field’s data to your pages or posts content, useful for when you want to include a javascript tag into a post but don’t want to lose it when editing with the rich editor for example.






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UITextField allowing only decimal characters

If you need to limit user input on a UITextField to decimal characters only, either for currency or something else here’s a bit of code that accomplishes that.











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Adding a TableView to a View in Xcode 4.2

Adding a TableView to a View in Xcode 4.2

Sometimes you need something else to be shown on the screen besides just a TableView, maybe you want a search bar at the top or a ToolBar or a bunch of other elements. In this case using a UITableViewController as your view won’t do it. This is a simple guide of one way to solve this (I’m sure there might be others).











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Happy Birthday JetBus!

Happy Birthday JetBus!

Exactly one year ago today RedBandana took the first step into the world of casual games by releasing its first game JetBus.

As I’ve wrote before, JetBus was not meant to be a big hit that pleased the masses, it was an experiment with clear goals which I think were achieved and hopefully 1 year later now we are ready to continue this path and make a few more games but here’s some details of how the experiment went.











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Flex Multiple Select List with FloatLayout

Flex Multiple Select List with FloatLayout

I thought I’d share a couple small classes that I had to put together recently for a project.

The goal was to create a list of toggle buttons but that would be laid side by side and then wrap at the end of the line. This allows for a really nice multiple selection component in contrast with having just a long list of checkboxes.











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Validate CheckBox and ComboBox in Flex

One of these days I had to create a a dynamic form and validate some of its fields which could be TextInput, TextArea, CheckBox or ComboBox and I thought of using Validators do accomplish this but although for TextInput and TextArea you can easily just use the StringValidator for CheckBox and ComboBox is not so easy to choose which one to use.











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The First Game Experiment

The First Game Experiment

As some of you might know our first game named JetBus came out 2 weeks ago. I thought I’d share our goals for this game and also discuss a bit our findings of how the Flash game industry “seems” to work, I say “seems” because with only 1 game released there is no way we can take anything for granted, maybe not even after 10 games released. This will be just my personal opinion of Flash games, casual players, portals, APIs etc.











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FDT 4 Review

FDT 4 Review

I’m really excited to be reviewing FDT4! I’ll try not to be influenced by the fact that I simply love this software so I hope I can keep this as neutral as possible. I will actually point out other options, their pros and cons as well as the pros and cons of FDT4. Bare in mind that I’m by no means an expert in all of these editors and I will probably miss a lot of features and not be accurate about all editors, I count on help from comments to point out any mistakes which I will promptly correct.











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JetBus Bidding Process

JetBus Bidding Process

So, RedBandana (basically my company’s game “division”) finished its first Flash game (JetBus) a while back and we uploaded it to FlashGameLicense in the hopes of finding a sponsor for it. We are completely new to the Flash games market and apart from a few tips we had before uploading the game we pretty much didn’t know what to do or what to expect.

I’ll try to detail a chronology, list of bids, list of views and some graphs for analysis.











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Kindisoft SecureSWF Review

Kindisoft SecureSWF Review

Everyone that uses Flash and specially for distributed applications or games knows that their files can be torn apart, rebranded and redistributed on other machines or domains. This is a big problem for anyone that worked hard to make something unique and even profit from their expertise.

There is no way to 100% protect SWF files, however there are other companies that try to do the opposite by encrypting and obfuscating your compiles SWF’s so that the resulting decompiled files are virtually unusable, some might even crash the decompiler software if not run by a second software that successfully decrypts it.

I’ll be reviewing the Professional edition of Kindisoft SecureSWF because it is the only one that inspired some level of protection for me.











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