Wow, I’ve been looking for folks who have done Flash/Ruby integration
for a month with very little success and here you are! However, I don’t
know C nor do I want to get involved with yet another language - but
this would delivered strictly over the web.
I’ve been pointed to various new things, osFlash and some other stuff (a
like you are saying as long as I have a TCP connection between the two I
am good to go? I am working on a game where the UI is going to be in
Flash but the backend in Ruby. It’s been real difficult getting info (I
guess I’m not googling the right stuff! LOL)
I will look into the TCP stuff in the pickaxe book. Totally understand
about your code, but if you could offer any other suggestions on getting
me started on the Flash/Ruby integration, I would be really
Scott W. wrote:
I do a lot of work in the standalone kiosk market and because of that I
end up writing backends for Flash quite often. Ruby is excellent for
the task because of its easy integration with C (thus hooking into
hardware is a snap) and… well…, it’s Ruby
Depending on how you are managing your backend the whole rails stack
might not be necessary. I’d certainly use ActiveRecord for persistence
but all you really need is a TCP socket server that Flash can talk to.
The Flash itself can be served via static HTML pages (or within a Rails
Check out the Pickaxe documentation for the TCP libraries and do a
little googling, that should get you started.
Unfortunately I can’t post the stuff that I work on in that area
because it’s commercial and I’d be killed by ravening management types.