Author Archives: Paul Barnes-Hoggett

Continuous Integration with Flex – a better log parser

About a year ago, I posted a six part series explaining how to set up a continuous integration process for your Flex projects. Since then I have been refining the process when I have had a spare moment. One of the hassles I found when trying to setup continuous integration on a new machine was […]

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CruiseControl on the Mac – modifying the build script to work x-platform

So, I thought I was doing pretty well, getting svn working on the mac, installing cruisecontrol for my continuous integration, even getting SCPlugin working with unsigned certificates. Then I tried to run my ant build, and ended up having all sorts of problems getting my mac debug player to run. Some investigating and help from […]

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Restarting cruisecontrol on Mac OSX

OK, so for those of you who know Unix better than me (which is probably most of you) this post will be like teaching your granny to suck eggs, but for the rest of us, it took me some working out how to stop and start the cruisecontrol server instance on the mac…

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CruiseControl on Mac OSX

So, I’ve got this shiny new mac provided by my new employers, and so I figured I’d put it to use as a CruiseControl build manager. I found the process reasonably simple but, just like the process of setting up Subversion and SCPlugin, there are a couple of extra steps I figured I’d share…

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Subversion and Finder integration for the Mac

I just had to sort out getting subversion up and running on a mac. It’s not quite as simple a process as on a PC; there are a couple of extra steps I thought I’d share…

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LinkBar tied to component states

I just did a quick extension of the Flex LinkBar so you can tie it to the states of a component. I haven’t tested it throughly yet, so if you find anything weird in there, let me know… usage:

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How I built those firefox plugins to google search a site

Ok, so Mathias just asked how I managed to get the firefox search plugins to just search one site. I started to write a comment explaining it, but got a little long, so here’s Paul’s quick n dirty ghetto way of getting a firefox plugin to search just one site…

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Finding Flex Facts Faster

so today, firefox decided to die a death on me. I choked it doing some Flex debugging and as a result I lost the functionality in my search bar. This got me thinking about what would really be useful for me is a way to search the places I usually go for flex info – […]

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FlexUnit / ASUnit deathmatch results

As I mentioned a few posts ago, I am looking into how asunit and flexunit can fit into our continuous integration set up. The move into AS3 has given me an opportunity to reassess how the 2 frameworks fit my/our needs. The prior post set out the criteria I was testing against – here is […]

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If you think the IT industry is bad at estimating…

You should try the moving industry. I have just hung up my boots at Fidelity to move deep undercover doing some work in New York (via Washington DC, but thats a whole other story). I’m initially going to be staying in a hotel, so I decided to put my furniture in storage. I’m also moving […]

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