jQuery.post() for AS3

jQuery.post() for AS3

I don’t partake of the Adobe Flash AS3 code bubbler very much any more, having saddled up with Objective-C and iOS/OS X development a lot more these days.

However, I do dabble in AS3 from time to time, generating some prototypes and simulations with it still. AS3 has been around for quite a number of years now and it does have it’s good points. It’s usually quite quick to roll something up quickly in regards to some kind of data visualization, audio/video manipulation, etc.

I just found (it’s already over three years old) a neat Class that simplifies AS3’s URLRequest class… making the loading of images, SWFs, sounds, downloading files, uploading files, and making web service calls a snap.

Head on over to http://code.google.com/p/quiero/ and check it out. Look what it can do below just for an idea.

Go from this

var request:URLRequest = new URLRequest('http://google.com/ig/api');
var loader:URLLoader = new URLLoader();
var variables:URLVariables = new URLVariables();
variables.weather = 'Salem, OR';
request.method = URLRequestMethod.GET;
loader.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE,onRequestComplete);
loader.load(request);

function onRequestComplete(e:Event):void
{
  trace(e.target.data)
}

To this

import quiero.*
Quiero.request({url:'http://google.com/ig/api',method:'get',data:{weather:'Salem, OR'},onComplete:onRequestComplete})

function onRequestComplete(e:RequesterEvent):void
{
  trace(e.data)
}

Update: Google shut the door on this query, I tried out Yahoo! and it works fine, you just need to deal with a namespace.

4 Replies to “jQuery.post() for AS3”

  1. Nasty. Removes all those nicely typed AS3 values with code hinting with a generic untyped object much akin to AS1.

  2. It’s true that you don’t get the typing or hinting, but if you’re the sole developer on a smaller project/simulation/prototype it’s a lot more straightforward.

    Being verbose on a team & keeping things typed and clear is a benefit of going the straight URLRequest route, but stuff like this has it’s place too.

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