Work in Progress: Sinewav3, a Music Visualizer for Artists

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Sinewav3-WIPMy interest in animation and music visualization goes way back. In the early 90’s, I worked on shows for the Bays Mountain Planetarium, producing soundtracks, introducing their artists to Autodesk Animator, and even creating music-synced laser visuals on the dome for their popular Star Fest show. I worked as an animator at ZFx, Inc until the Internet as we know ...

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O’Reilly Publishes Our PureMVC Developer Guide

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From Startup to Mastery, We Wrote the Book on PureMVC

Futurescale is pleased to announce the publication of ActionScript Developer’s Guide to PureMVC by O’Reilly Media.

Written by Cliff Hall, Futurescale’s founder and CEO, this book teaches the fundamentals of development with PureMVC, the popular open source framework for developing maintainable applications with a Model-View-Controller architecture, in the context of a complete ...

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Don’t Hitch Your Dinghy to the Titanic

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farewell_titanicOne of the most important tenets of Object Oriented Programming is loose-coupling. This is the idea that entities within a system should have as little ‘knowledge’ of each other as possible.

We achieve this by layering other concepts such as encapsulation, interfaces, and schema-based messaging. Loose-coupling is important because it leads to more maintainable, and reusable code. But ...

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Drone Comms Testing GUI “Best Looking, Most Intuitive”

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jitc-patch-1When Avtec Systems was awarded the contract to develop a Common Data Link Waveform Compliance Tester for the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), they settled on Adobe Flex for the user interface.

Futurescale was in turn chosen by Avtec to build the GUI for the CWCT, to be used by JITC for verifying standard CDL waveform interoperability between candidate ...

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Bay Area PureMVC Talk

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organic-logoAdobe MAX attendees (or anyone in San Francisco tonight), who are interested in learning more about the PureMVC framework are invited to attend a special presentation at the offices of the digital agency Organic, Inc. The talk will be held at their offices, just a few blocks (walking distance) from the conference.

I’ll be delivering a framework overview followed by a Q & A session that can dive as deep ...

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Futurescale CEO To Speak at Global Online Web Conference

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head-web-confCliff Hall, Futurescale’s founder and CEO, will be delivering a talk called Building Pyramids out of Bits: Thoughts on Writing Future-proof Software.

The <HEAD> Web Conference is a unique conference where the attendees and speakers all meet online rather than get on a plane, fly to another city, rent a hotel, and generally go to a lot of bother. There’s even ...

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PureMVC Scales Up with MultiCore

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Support for Robust Modular PureMVC Applications has Arrived

Continuing in its commitment to provide the development community with the tools necessary to achieve highly robust and scalable enterprise applications, Futurescale today announced the production release of the MultiCore Version of its popular open source PureMVC Framework.

In addition to providing a scalable solution for application development that taps the potential of modular ...

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