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ActionScript 3.0: Working with XML

Course Summary

  Teaches the use of RSS data for blogs, podcasts, and images.   

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    Course Syllabus


    Using the exercise files
    1. Understanding XML Data
    Understanding XML
    Visualizing XML
    Exploring an XML file
    2. Creating XML in ActionScript 3.0
    Understanding E4X syntax
    Working with XML attributes using E4X
    Using XML methods
    Replacing and deleting elements and attributes
    Accessing elements and attributes using descendant selectors
    3. Working with External XML Data
    Loading XML from an external file
    Working with comments and processing instructions
    Working with an XMLList
    Understanding XMLList syntax
    Working with E4X operators
    Looping through XML data
    4. Building a Reusable RSS Reader Class
    Exploring an RSS file
    Building the RSSReader class
    Setting properties for the RSSReader class
    Dispatching events in the RSSReader class
    5. Using PHP with XML Data
    Understanding PHP
    Installing the MAMP server (Mac)
    Setting file permissions (Mac)
    Installing WAMP (Windows)
    Using PHP to access remote XML
    Saving XML data locally
    Processing saved XML data
    6. Working with Blogs
    Displaying blog posts
    Formatting dates
    Linking to an online blog
    7. Working with the Flickr API
    Viewing the Flickr API
    Viewing the search class
    Understanding XML namespaces
    Accessing namespace qualified data
    Setting a default namespace
    Creating namespace qualified data
    Loading images from
    8. Working with Podcasts
    Working with the iTunes Namespace

Course Fee:
USD 25

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3 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Open Source , Development & Implementations and Operating Systems Community

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