I’m gettin’ certified!

Ever since I learned about the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) program back in the early 00’s, I’ve always wanted to get certified. I think it helps with getting new clients, to set yourself apart from the crowd with a certification next to your name. Some people argue that it’s unnecessary, and that experience and a good portfolio are the true test of a good developer. Well, I agree, but I also feel it’s important to show that you meet certain industry standards. The Adobe Certification exams are tried and true programs that give you more credibility. Besides, you get to put a cool new logo on your site. =D

Well, now I’ve officially scheduled my exam, and I’m going to get certified! I’m taking the Flex 3 with AIR exam, and I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes. I’ve noticed a lot of people blogging about it on the Adobe feeds lately, and I’m now more motivated than ever, so here I go. Wish me luck!

— iBrent

Online Game Sounds

In addition to being a computer geek, I’m also an avid composer/arranger. I’ve just launched a new site geared towards game developers called Online Game Sounds.

The idea is to offer high-quality, royalty-free music and sound effects. I’m still in the development stages, but be sure to check out the site, and answer a few questions about your game audio needs.

Thanks!

— iBrent

New Tutorial –> UMap and Flex Builder

I’ve uploaded my first YouTube video today. Here I show you how to use the UMap AS 3.0 map control with Flex Builder 3.

You can download the example file here. Please note that you will need to download the UMap component separately from www.afcomponents.com

Look for part 2 coming soon…

iBrent

EDIT: I’m still working on getting the resolution to work with YouTube. My first attempt was too blurry, check back soon… 🙁

EDIT: The video is live, but I’m still not happy with the conversion that YouTube uses… Still looking into it.