I’ve spend a good amount of time trying to give back to the community of late and wanted to share #Flash and #Flex, IRC chat channels on the Freenode network. They have been an invaluable resource to me in my time using the Flash Platform, I’ve really not seen a more helpful bunch! Once in a while I see a few big names like Ryan Stewart from Adobe offering to pass on feedback from developers to the people that need to hear it, which is awesome!
Hope to see some new folks on the network, my handle is RazPeel for anyone wanting to look me up.
Use of these channels will be obvious to most, but for those not familiar with IRC, here is the ten second rundown.
- You will need an IRC client. There’s millions, a popular one is mIRC. You can download it at this link.
- When you have it installed and running, use the command:
- Once connected, two more commands:
/join #flash and finally /join #flex
Alternatively you can always use a web based chat client if you like, such as the one at this link.