Archive for June, 2009

09
Jun
09

Work at Papirfly?

We seem to have avoided the credit crunch, there’s still too much to do for too few people. So we need more talented flash developers. Requirements are, in short, good programming skills. We do most of our development in Flex builder and AS3, some older projects are still in AS2. Knowledge of printing processes is a plus, but not a requirement: CMYK colours, ICC profiles, Type1 vs. TTF vs. OT, etc.

You must be willing to relocate – F2F is still better than IM. And willing to learn to speak Norwegian (or do so already).

We’re located in Sandnes, just outside Stavanger – Norway’s third largest and most beautiful city. We offer good insurance plans, a company cabin, really, really nice colleagues, interesting work and excellent coffee.

Take a look at the company web page for more about us. www.papirfly.com or www.papirfly.no. Contact us at perATpapirflyDOTno (you know how to decode the email address)

02
Jun
09

DIY Flex SDK 3.3 in Flex Builder

Adobe has updated the flex SDK to 3.3 – they did so in March this year. I had assumed that this update was part of the Adobe auto updating regime – all other Adobe applications are handled, but apparently not all parts of the Flex Builder. So instead of waiting for things to fix themselves, I did it manually using these clear and simple instructions.

I was playing around with the Flex 4 betas when I saw it. Installing the Flex 4 SDK follows the same steps, but using it is a roller-coaster of weird bugs and exiting new features. I’m currently trying to get to terms with the new Text Layout Framework API. Exploring new APIs is overwhelming, but I have to say that it looks very good indeed.