Posted on Oct 11, 2011
As I am sure you heard, MAX was amazing again this year. There was lots of press coverage of all the announcements and acquisitions across a wide array of media outlets. However, eWeek provided one of the more comprehensive as well as most balanced in my opinion in their overview of the MAX announcements. As there was, for obvious reasons, so much information to cover, I have decided to break up my weekly posts into two this week, with this edition focused exclusively on announcements, tutorials, blog posts and code samples surrounding the new Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 releases that went live during MAX. Part two, coming soon, will focus on everything else.Continue Reading →
Posted on Sep 26, 2011
It is hard to believe that MAX is less than one week away. For any of you interested in meeting up with me, I will be attending and TA-ing a number of sessions as well as speaking at the FITC Unconference on Monday afternoon. I know there will be many very exciting announcements coming - though to be honest many are a surprise to even me. Can't wait!
Of course, the big news this week was the Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 announcement that generated tons of buzz and quite a few of the posts in this week's list. It received some notable, and generally very positive, coverage in places like the New York Times, Mashable and GigaOm to name just a few (though, sadly, the NY Times article did reprint the rather widespread misstatement that Windows 8 won't support Flash). Most of the media focus was on the browser-based 3D gaming aspects of Flash Player. However, most of the community focus seemed to be on things like native extensions and captive runtime in AIR 3 - perhaps, in part, because Stage3D/Molehill has been available for some time via the Incubator program. Adobe evangelist Ryan Stewart had a great overview of all the news and announcements in Flash Player 11, AIR 3 and Flex/Flash Builder 4.6.Continue Reading →
Posted on Sep 19, 2011
Over 30 tutorials, sample applications and more this week. MAX being just around the corner, many of Adobe's evangelists and other community members are posting lead up material and examples. I particularly want to highlight the many tutorials from Andrew Trice this week including how to publish your application from Flash Builder to the Android Market, iOS App Store, Amazon App Store and Nook Store.Continue Reading →
Posted on Sep 08, 2011
This week features a number of showcase mobile applications, many from Adobe evangelists, and some details about the native extensions features in the new AIR 3 beta on Adobe Labs. However, my favorite link of the week goes to Jeff Fulton who wrote an excellent post on why he still loves the Flash Platform. Before you start rolling your eyes thinking this is typical fanboy defense of Flash, give it a read. Jeff not only makes a solid case for why he thinks Flash makes him more productive but also talks about the many other technologies he has and continues to explore. His point being, you can love Flash without hating everything else.Continue Reading →
Posted on Aug 30, 2011
Between tremors and tropical storms, I ended up being a few days late assembling this on a very busy week, which means this week's post is chock full of great content from over forty different posts.
With the release of Flex/Flash Builder 4.5 and the 4.5.1 update a few months in the rear view, Adobe's Group Product Manager for Developer Tools, Andrew Shorten, shares Adobe's vision of the future of Flex. This includes expanding the mobile capabilities and deepening the commitment to the enterprise. This includes understanding where Flex is the best solution and where it isn't but combating FUD. Adobe evangelist Michael Chaize shares his perspective on Andrew's post as well as opens discussion on the future of the Flex charting components, including a user survey.Continue Reading →