I am in my 3rd week down the ugly road of redesigning my pathetic 5 year old, HTML only website now with broken databases)
as any other flash programmer would do, we try to use everything we know in remaking our website, which eventually leaves us stuck not doing anything cos we try to integrate everything at the same time
so I decided to go with the Backend CMS option (not that I have regularly updated content or anything) but more for the search engine optimisation reasons. so I decided to go with the natural solution of using wordpress as a backend, and connecto to its database using something…. and that “something” became a whole week work of research..
turns out that, as popular wordpress is, there is no out-of-the-box solution (open source of course) that you can use to connect to it.
the closest found was Tim Wilson‘s Press Connect . which provides a very nice connection, only the only way I found to use it was through AS2 with the XML.sendAndLoad() interface.. and that of course does not work if you are planning to use AS3
so I decided to take the plunge and write my own connectors, basing my self on Tim Wilson’s code, and use AMFPHP to be the middle man. production started officially last thursday, and I am hoping that by the end of the weekend I will have most of my connectors ready for use.. and will probably share it on my blog for those who need some help doing what I am trying to do..
so, stay tuned…