For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Flash (client) to PHP (server) - example
Hidden deep in our website, there's an example of a Flash / Flex / Actionscript that runs in the browser, but contacts the server when certain information is required. In fact, it's so deeply hidden that I had trouble finding the links for some of yesterday's delegates:
An overview of Flash / Flex / Actionscipt
A demonstration of a Flash button which, when pressed, interacts with a PHP program on the server
An index of all the various pieces of code used in this demo
with links to all the source code.
I'm also adding (to this page which is unashamedly a bit of a link farm) a link to AMFPHP
. AMFPHP is an open-source PHP implementation of the Action Message Format(AMF) which is used primarily to exchange data between an Adobe Flash application and a database, using a Remote Procedure Call. Another alternative is WebOrb
- of which both community and commercial versions are available.
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesW611 - Web and Intranet - Actionscript 
Flash - is it available to your web page? - (2007-08-26) 
Actionscript / Flash / Flex (IAQ/FAQ) - (2007-09-15) 
Dynamic / changing images on your web page - (2009-09-01)H307 - PHP - Web2 and caching 
Changing a screen saver from a web page (PHP, Perl, OSX) - (2008-05-06) 
Exchange Rates - PHP with your prices in your users currency - (2008-05-19) 
memcached - overview, installation, example of use in PHP - (2008-08-02) 
Starting Ajax - easy example of browser calling up server data - (2008-09-27) 
Ajax - going Asyncronous and what it means - (2008-09-28) 
Automated server heartbeat and health check - (2009-01-16) 
New Example - cacheing results in PHP for faster loading - (2009-05-24) 
Uploading and Downloading files - changing names (Perl and PHP) - (2009-08-04) 
Scraping content for your own page via PHP - (2009-12-21) 
PHP data sources - other web servers, large data flows, and the client (browser) - (2010-11-04) 
Setting your user_agent in PHP - telling back servers who you are - (2010-12-18) 
How to add a customised twitter feed to your site - (2011-02-27) 
On this day ... one PHP script with three uses - (2011-09-26) 
Building up from a small PHP setup to an enterprise one - (2012-12-16) 
Handling failures / absences of your backend server nicely - (2013-02-08) 
Using web services to access you data - JSON and RESTful services - (2013-03-29) 
Further recent PHP examples - (2013-04-28) 
Web server efficiency - saving repetition through caches - (2013-05-30) 
How do I post automatically from a PHP script to my Twitter account? - (2013-07-10) 
Caching results in an object for efficiency - avoiding re-calculation - (2016-01-20)
Some other Articles
Bath Christmas Market2009 - Hotel, Meeting, Training Course pricesMelksham Oak Community School, Melksham, WiltshireTeam changes at Well House - looking forwardFlash (client) to PHP (server) - exampleIntroduction to Object Oriented ProgrammingPreventing ^C stopping / killing a program - PerlMaking it all worthwhileFlurinci knows Raby Lae PHP and JeveRomeo and Julie
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