Components to generate a flex (spark) form dynamically
Proof of concept project to investigate the potential to generate Flex forms from a dynamic (possibly externalised) source to cut development time building common form functionality. I've previously used 'control' classes to allow non technical users to configure form validation parameters in an external XML file, however the form & model still required development time. As an extension of the form class to function more like a SkinnableDataComponent the form items become 'ItemRenderers' containing typical inputs. Bi-directional binding is maintained by introducing a DynamicModel class which is also capable of tracking dirtied fields & performing validation.
Components to provide common CRUD (+search) functionality
Generic component to simplify the creation of a CRUD based cluster of forms etc with little extra configuration beyond creating the forms. The CRUDContainer component provides a dynamic menu and a set of views similar to the functionality provided by a manually created set of ButtonBar, ViewStack & NavigatorContent. The CRUDContainer however is not index based, the container wraps a selection of ActionableContainers, which simply need to be configured with a chosen 'action' and whether or not this is to be included in the dynamically created MenuBar.
OrangeBit open source libraries
Weatherflow's AS3 API couples with the Java Weatherflow Weather Engine to provide weather data, forecast information, tide information and weather observations to the Flash platform.
An ActionScript 3.5 library implementing an OO interface to the weewar.com API