New tutorial from Macromedia: Using the Google web service in Macromedia Flash MX. A nice tutorial of how you can implement Google search with Flash MX and ColdFusion MX.
There are several things that bug me though. First, why is it that Macromedia is only able to provide the tutorial as a PDF file? I can’t see any good reason why the tutorial couldn’t have been delivered online by HTML with the PDF download optional. And, why is it that the files are distributed as “windows source files”, I get that the Dreamweaver MX for Mac does not support web services (I purposely did not use the word understand, because I don’t understand why Macromedia aren’t supporting web services in Dreamweaver MX for Mac) but the files should be usable even on Mac, and should even be deployable directly on your machine if you have OSX and have taken the time to fix your own installation of ColdFusion MX (again I am amazed that Macromedia has failed to deliver a OSX distribution of ColdFusion MX).
Its weird really, this new tutorial from Macromedia for hooking into web services with ColdFusion MX and Flash MX showcases Macromedia’s understanding and lack of understanding of the web all at the same time.
[Via Mike Chambers]