March 10-12, 2010
Montreal, Canada

Consuming REST webservices in AS3

In the last few years, REST webservices have become the standard for a number of reasons: interoperability, simplicity, effectiveness.

I will cover a best practice of consuming REST webservices in AS3:

* using a singleton as the center of the API
* identifying the requests using IDs
* doing GET and POST requests
* how to get around Flash's limitations and do PUT & DELETE requests
* basic XML manipulation using e4x

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Martin Legris

New Commerce Solutions Inc.

Hi, I've been programming for longer than I like to admit.. I started developing for the web in 1997, wrote my first CGI scripts that talked to MySQL in C++. It has been a long journey since then; I love AS3, such a relief after 2-3 years of full-time AS2. I teach, coach, architect and develop applications (no ads or micro-sites for me!) in Flash ActionScript full-time since 1995. I am particularly interested by Multi-Touch technology, intuitive interfaces, video and communication tools.

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