Adobe Creative Week Videos

November 8th, 2012 by Adrian

Did you miss Adobe Creative Week earlier in the year? If so, all the videos are available to watch online. Check out the list below …

Creative Week – Daily Debates

Creative Week – Evangelist Demos

Creative Week – Show and Tell

Creative Week – How Tos

 

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Laptop Refresh

October 29th, 2012 by Adrian

Today is a sad (but refreshing) day. Last night I decided to give my MacBook laptop a freshen up. It was getting a bit slow and I only had about 150MB left on the hard drive. So I decided to reformat the hard drive and reinstall OSX, CS6 and my other apps (Chrome, WebStorm, Coda etc). Whilst these were installing I also started to pick at the stickers that I have had on my laptop since 2008. A lot of these stickers have memories attached to them: enjoyable conferences, people I’ve met, inspirational speaker sessions, technologies invested in.

Obviously, once I had started there was no going back. So, with a rag, a bottle of white spirit, some short finger nails and three hours later, I present to you, my refreshed MacBook …

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Adobe Edge Web Fonts – Preview

October 3rd, 2012 by Adrian

Sample of the acme font

I have put together a webpage that previews all the (currently available) Adobe Edge Web Fonts.

You can view ALL the fonts here.

Note: The JavaScript may take a few seconds to load.

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Adobe Edge – Preview 6 now available

May 14th, 2012 by Adrian

Adobe Edge logo

On Friday Adobe released Edge (Preview 6) on Adobe Labs. This latest version includes the following updates:

  • Built-in lessons: First-timers and newbies, rejoice! We have six new tutorials built right into Edge, to help new users get familiar with the basics.
  • Coding: A new code panel gives you a complete view of the actions code in your project, and the code editor has a new full code mode.
  • Publishing: Easily import your projects into Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite with InDesign CS6, or Apple iBooks author. We also have a new Static HTML Markup feature for SEO benefits, and Google Chrome Frame support for better fidelity on older browsers.
  • Symbols: You can now copy/paste and import/export symbols from one project to another.
  • Languages: Edge is now available in French, German, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish. Just go to the ‘Help’ menu to change it.
  • Other cool stuff: The Preview in Browser function is now compatible with Adobe Shadow, auto-keyframe mode has been improved, editable time codes are back, and so much more to make Edge more efficient.

Download the latest version here.

Here are some useful links to help get you up-to-speed …

Adobe Edge Preview Microsite
http://edge.adobe.com/whatisedge.html

Edge Team Blog
http://blogs.adobe.com/edge/

A version by version list of new features
http://edge.adobe.com/features.html

Mark Anders on AdobeTV – Introducing Edge Preview 6
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/adobe-edge-preview/introducing-edge-preview-6/

Mark Anders on AdobeTV – Getting Started with Adobe Edge
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/adobe-edge-preview/getting-started-with-adobe-edge/

Adobe Edge on Labs
http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/edge/

Adobe Edge Twitter Feed
http://twitter.com/#!/adobeedge

Edge Preview Discussion Forum
http://forums.adobe.com/community/labs/edge/

Adobe Edge Runtime API
http://www.adobe.com/go/edge_api_016_en

Joseph Labrecque’s Video Tutorials
http://inflagrantedelicto.memoryspiral.com/2012/05/adobe-edge-preview-6-released/

Other Resources
http://edge.adobe.com/resources.html

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Back from MAX Event in London, Paris and Berlin

September 27th, 2011 by Adrian

Join Adobe for a day of news, views and product deep dives fresh from MAX in LA. If you couldn’t make it to Los Angeles then this is your chance to be the first in Europe to see all the latest product demos around Flash, Flex, AIR, Stage 3D and more. Meet the evangelists, ask your question and get ready to have some fun.

Paris 27 October 2011
Don’t miss Back From Max Paris on October 27th 2011. Come and discover the latest news from Adobe MAX around multiplatform development for iOS, Android, PlayBook and others. Listen to our Evangelism team talks on Flash, Flex, HTML5, AIR, Multiplattform Apps, -Gaming and -Video!

Berlin 28 October 2011
Adobe Tech Summit 2011 Berlin will give you more than 16 hours of free power seminars and workshops on HTML5, Flash, Flex, AIR, Multiplattform Apps, -Gaming and -Video! You’ll come away from this day inspired and informed with all the news fresh from Adobe MAX.

London 02 November 2011
Join us for a half day at London’s Barbican Centre where you’ll get all the news from Adobe MAX in our keynote followed by two technical tracks. One track will have a more enterprise focus with sessions onFlex, AIR and mobile. Whilst the second will focus on gaming and flash technologies.

The agenda for each event can be viewed on their respective pages. Just click on the links above to find out more and register.

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Adobe MAX 2011 Keynote Webcast

September 27th, 2011 by Adrian

Adobe MAX 2011 starts next week (October 1st – 5th) in Los Angeles. If you are not going, don’t dispair, you can watch the keynotes online. Just make sure you register online beforehand. Do it now!

Day 1 – Creativity unleashed
Date: Monday, October 3, 2011
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am (5:30 pm – 7:30 pm London time)
Duration: 120 minutes
Description: Join Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch and guests to learn how Adobe is transforming the creative process across mobile devices, personal computers, and the cloud.

Day 2 – Creating the very best user experiences
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Time: 10 am – 11:30 am (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm London time)
Duration: 90 minutes
Description: Join us as we explore the best solutions for delivering highly expressive and usable experiences, both in the browser and as apps. We’ll look at a variety of technologies and products, highlighting current opportunities, and peering into the not-so-distant future.

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Creative Coding Podcast

March 4th, 2011 by Adrian

Creative Coding Podcast

A new podcast has been brought to my attention called the Creative Coding Podcast.

Hosted by Seb Lee-Delisle and Iain Lobb, two names I’m sure you will recognise from the UK Flash scene.

They will be discussing the ins-and-outs of programming for visual and creative applications. The first episode only went out on 30th January 2011, so it is still early days. Give them your support by subscribing in iTunes now.

Here are direct links to the three episodes so far …

Enjoy!

UPDATE – October 29th 2012 – New episodes have been added below …

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Adobe Wave Discontinued

March 4th, 2011 by Adrian

Adobe Wave Discontinued

This morning I received an email from Adobe saying that Adobe Wave is to be discontinued. It read as follows …

“Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 14:05:07 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Adobe Wave Discontinuation

Thank you for your participation in the Adobe Wave beta program on Adobe Labs. Adobe Labs provides us with an environment to release exciting, innovative technology to our community and gather feedback. Sometimes these technologies turn into shipping products and other times they provide valuable learning that is applied across our portfolio of products. We have decided not to continue development of Adobe Wave. As it is an online service, it will cease to function once the Adobe Wave servers are shut down, which will happen on April 15, 2011. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to use this time to find an alternative solution for your needs. Thank you again for your use of Adobe Labs and we look forward to your participation in future beta programs.

Best,
Adobe Wave Team”

Adobe Wave was a desktop alert and notification application/system, that allowed users to send messages out to subscribers (hmmm, sounds a bit like Twitter doesn’t it?). I signed up to the program in August 2009 and then never used it. I think discontinuing this product is a good thing, it couldn’t compete with Twitter and Adobe are better off focusing their energies elsewhere.

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Native Custom Cursors in Flash Player 10.2 using the new MouseCursorData object

December 1st, 2010 by Adrian

Native Custom Cursors

At last, Flash Player 10.2 Beta introduces (among other things) native custom cursors. This is one of those small features that doesn’t get headline news (unlike Stage Video) but is something developers have been requesting for ages, will make our lives a bit easier and will improve the end-user experience.

Thibault Imbert has a post on his blog showing and example of how the new MouseCursorData object and API will work.

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Flash Camp London is Coming – 2nd December 2010

November 11th, 2010 by Adrian

Flash Camp London

Book your tickets now for Flash Camp London.

When: Thursday 2nd December 2010 @ 10am – 5:30pm
Where: Cinema 1, The Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS
Who:  Serge Jespers, Mike Jones, Rob Bateman, Mark Doherty, Ryan Hall, Peter Dolukhanov, Jodie O’Rourke

The sessions will include …

  • Keynote
  • Digging into ‘Molehill’ with Away3D
  • Deep Dive – AIR for Android & The Digital Home
  • iWonder: Multi-Screen Music Recommendations, Gone Pete Tong…
  • Flash Media Playback & OSMF
  • Introducing Flash Builder ‘Burrito’
See you there! (Remember to book your ticket)

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Watch Adobe MAX Sessions Online

November 11th, 2010 by Adrian

MAX

Now that Adobe MAX 2010 is over for another year, it is time to catch up on all those sessions you missed at the time. Even if you were there in LA there will still be a lot of information and announcements that you missed. Catch up here …

http://2010.max.adobe.com/online/

AdobeTV

AdobeTV has all the sessions recorded and available in the following categories …

Now all you need is the time to watch them!

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Flash Camp Manchester – Tomorrow (8th July 2010)

July 7th, 2010 by Adrian

Flash Camp Manchester

Flash Camp Manchester is tomorrow!

It is a FREE event, but you need to register online before you go.

Here is the schedule …

12:00 | Registration opens

13:00 | KEYNOTE – Adobe Systems

13:45 | Break

14:00 | INTRODUCING THE OPEN SOURCE MEDIA FRAMEWORK, Edwin van Rijkom (Adobe Systems OSMF Team)

14:45 | Break

15:00 | DEVELOPING WITH YOUR INNER DESIGNER, Mike Jones (Adobe Systems)

15:45 | Break

16:00 | SET YOUR CODE ON FIRE, Michael Plank (PowerFlasher Solutions)

16:45 | Break

17:00 | THE CURRENT STATE OF MOBILE UX, Anthony & Jerome Ribot (Ribot)

17:45 | Break

18:00 | MOBILE FLASH & AIR 2 FOR ANDROID, Mark Doherty (Adobe Systems)

18:45 | Break

19:00 | SPACE INVADING, Seb Lee-Delisle (Plug-in Media)

19:45 | PRIZE DRAW

20:00 | EVENT MOVES TO PUB!

See you there!

Visit the website for more details.

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Adobe AIR Runtime Version Checker

December 11th, 2009 by Adrian

Version Checker

Have you ever wondered what version of the Adobe AIR Runtime you have installed on your computer? Well, if you have then you’ve probably found it difficult to find out. Luckily Jason Madsen has built a simple AIR App that will tell you. It does what it says on the tin. Very handy!

BTW, if you want to know what version of the Flash Player you have installed in your browser just visit www.playerversion.com to find out. Thanks Aral.

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ActionScript 3.0 Reference for the Adobe Flash Platform (BETA)

October 7th, 2009 by Adrian

BETA ActionScript 3.0 Reference for the Adobe Flash Platform

Adobe have consolidated all their ActionScript 3.0 help documentation for the Flash Platform in to one central place online. It works using search and filters to show you the information you are looking for.

BETA ActionScript 3.0 Reference for the Adobe Flash Platform

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/beta/reference/actionscript/3/

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Flash, Flex, AIR, RIA and Tech Conferences 2010

October 1st, 2009 by Adrian

fLooking forward to 2010, here is a list of dates to put in your diary. Most of them are Flash Platform related, others are more general but still of interest. I will add to this list as events get announced. If you know of an event that I haven’t mentioned, then post a comment at the bottom and I’ll do my best to add it to the list.

January 2010

February 2010

Macworld 2010
Macworld 2010
February 9th – 13th, 2010
San Francisco, California, US

Mobile World Congress
Mobile World Congress

February 15th – 18th, 2010
Barcelona, Spain

fitc
FITC Amsterdam 2010

February 22nd – 23rd, 2010
Amsterdam, Netherlands

March 2010

CeBIT
CeBIT 2010
March 2nd – 6th, 2010
Hannover, Germany

360|Flex
360|Flex

March 7th – 10th, 2010
San Jose, California, US

Flash Gaming Summit
Flash Gaming Summit 2010
March 8th, 2010
San Francisco, California, US

PushButton Summit 2010
PushButton Summit 2010
March 9th – 10th, 2010
Salt Lake City, Utah, US

SXSW Interactive
SXSW 2010 – Interactive

March 12th – 16th, 2010
Austin, Texas, US

MIX
MIX10

March 15th – 17th, 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada, US

April 2010

NAB Show
NAB Show

April 10th – 15th, 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada, US

FFK10
FFK10

April 13th – 16th, 2010
Cologne, Germany

The Next Web '10
The Next Web Conference 2010

April 21st – 23rd, 2010
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Fractal'10
Fractal’10

April 23rd – 24th, 2010
Medellin, Colombia

Flash Israel
Flash Israel

April 25th, 2010
Tel Aviv, Israel

FITC
FITC Toronto 2010
April 25th – 27th, 2010
Toronto, Canada

May 2010

Web 2.0 Expo
Web 2.0 Expo
May 3rd – 6th, 2010
San Francisco, California, US

Lift
Lift10

May 5th – 7th, 2010
Geneva, Switzerland

webdu 2010
webdu 2010
May 6th – 7th, 2010
Sydney, Australia

12th flashconference 2010
12th flashconference 2010
May 7th, 2010
Stuttgart, Germany

Adobe Developer Week 2010
Adobe Developer Week 2010
May 10th – 14th, 2010
Online

Multi-Mania
Multi-Mania (2M10)
May 10th – 11th, 2010
Kortrijk, Belgium

Future Everything
FutureEverything (formerly Futuresonic)

May 12th – 15th, 2010
Manchester, UK

Flash and the City
Flash And The City

May 14th – 16th, 2010
New York, US

SOTR 2010
Scotch on the Rocks (SOTR2010)

May 24th – 25th, 2010
Location not announced yet

Web Flash Festival
Web Flash Festival

May 28th – 30th, 2010
Paris, France

June 2010

are2010
Augmented Reality Event
June 2nd – 3rd, 2010
Santa Clara, California, US

WWDC10
Apple Worldwide Developers Conference
June 7th – 11th, 2010
San Francisco, California, US

GestureCamp 2010
GestureCamp 2010
June 10th – 12th, 2010
Lille, France

gotoAndSki();
gotoAndSki();
June 11th – 13th, 2010
Galdhøpiggen, Norway

Flashbelt 2010
Flashbelt 2010

June 13th – 16th, 2010
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

d2w
d2w – Designer/Developer Workflow Conference
June 19th – 20th, 2010
Kansas City, Missouri, US

OFFF
OFFF Paris 2010

June 24th – 26th, 2010
Paris, France

July 2010

Flash at the Lake 10
Flash at the Lake

July 2nd – 3rd, 2010
Zurich, Switzerland

Flash Camp Manchester
Flash Camp Manchester
July 8th, 2010
Manchester, UK

Flex Mania '10
Flex Mania ’10
July 8th – 10th, 2010
On-line (in Portuguese)

TEDGlobal 2010
TEDGlobal 2010

July 12th – 16th, 2010
Oxford, UK

Siggraph 2010
SIGGRAPH 2010

July 26th – 30th, 2010
Los Angeles, California, US

August 2010

FITC
FITC San Francisco 2010
August 17th – 19th, 2010
San Francisco, California, US

The Adobe Flash Platform Summit 2010
The Adobe Flash Platform Summit 2010
August 25th – 26th, 2010
Bangalore, India

September 2010

Flash Camp St. Louis
Flash Camp St. Louis
September 3rd, 2010
St. Louis, Missouri, US

IBC2010
IBC2010
September 9th – 13th, 2010
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Flash on the Beach
Flash on the Beach ’10

September 26th – 29th, 2010
Brighton, UK

October 2010

Streaming Media Europe 2010
Streaming Media Europe 2010

October 14th – 15th, 2010
London, UK

Being-Digital '10
Being-Digital ’10
October 7th, 2010
London, UK

Flex and the City
Flex and the City
October 20th, 2010
London, UK

decoded
decoded
October 23rd, 2010
Munich, Germany

Adobe MAX 2010
Adobe MAX 2010

October 24th – 27th, 2010
Los Angeles, California, US

Latin Flash Tour
Latin Flash Tour
Mexico City, Mexico: October 29th – 30th, 2010
Bogotá, Colombia: November 2nd – 3rd, 2010
Lima, Peru: November 4th, 2010
Santiago, Chile: November 8th, 2010
Buenos Aires, Argentina: November 10th, 2010
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: November 13th – 14th, 2010

November 2010

Streaming Media West 2010
Streaming Media West 2010
November 1st – 3rd, 2010
Los Angeles, California, US

CAT
Creativity and Technology
November 10th, 2010
London, UK

RIA Unleashed Boston 2010
RIA Unleashed Boston 2010
November 11th – 12th, 2010
Boston, Massachusetts, US

Bloom
Bloom
November 18th – 19th, 2010
Cape Town, South Africa

December 2010

Flash Camp London
Flash Camp London
December 2nd, 2010
London, UK

Flash GAMM!
Flash GAMM!
December 5th – 6th, 2010
Kyiv, Ukraine

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Flash, Flex, AIR and RIA Conferences 2009

September 30th, 2009 by Adrian

The 2010 list can be found here …

http://www.adrianparr.com/?p=115

Ok, I know it is a bit late through the year to be posting this, but here is a round-up of conferences and events that relate directly and in-directly to the Flash Platform and digital media in some way. This give you some idea of what happens when and where around the world and what to look out for in 2010. If you want me to add your event then just let me know about it (add a comment at the bottom of this page).

January 2009

Flex Camp Chicago 2009
Flex Camp Chicago

January 22nd – 23rd, 2009
Chicago, Illinois, US

February 2009

FITC
FITC Amsterdam 2009
February 22nd – 24th, 2009
Amsterdam, Netherlands


FOWA - Future Of Web Apps Miami 2009
FOWA – Future Of Web Apps

February 22nd – 24th, 2009
Miami, Florida, US

Flex Camp
Flex Camp Amsterdam

February 25th, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Lift
Lift09

February 25th – 27th, 2009
Geneva, Switzerland

Flash Camp London
Flash Camp London

February 26th, 2009
London, UK

March 2009

Flex Camp Ottawa
Flex Camp Ottawa

March 3rd, 2009
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

TOCA ME
TOCA ME

March 7th, 2009
Munich, Germany

SXSW Interactive
SXSW – Interactive

March 13th – 17th, 2009
Austin, Texas, US

Maker Faire
Maker Faire Newcastle

March 14th – 15th, 2009
Newcastle, UK

MIX09
MIX09

March 18th – 20th, 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Flash Gaming Summit 2009
Flash Gaming Summit

March 22nd, 2009
San Francisco, California, US

April 2009

The Next Web Conference 09
The Next Web Conference 2009

April 15th – 17th, 2009
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NAB Show
NAB Show

April 18th – 23rd, 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada, US

FITC
FITC Toronto 2009
April 25th – 28th, 2009
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

FFK09
FFK09

April 27th 30th, 2009
Cologne, Germany

May 2009

flashconference 2009
11th flashconference 2009
May 7th, 2009
Stuttgart, Germany

OFFF
OFFF

May 7th – 9th, 2009
Oeiras, Portugal

Thinking Digital
Thinking Digital

May 13th – 15th, 2009
Gateshead, UK

2M09
Multi-Mania

May 18th – 19th, 2009
Kortrijk, Belgium

360|Flex
360|Flex

May 18th – 20th, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana, US

Flash On Tap
Flash On Tap

May 28th – 30th, 2009
Boston, Massachusetts, US

FlashCamp
Flash Camp San Francisco

May 29th, 2009
San Francisco, California, US

BarCampLeeds
BarCampLeeds

May 30th – 31st, 2009
Leeds, UK

Maker Faire
Maker Faire Bay Area

May 30th – 31st, 2009
San Francisco, California, US

June 2009

flashbelt
Flashbelt

June 7th – 10th, 2009
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Warsaw Flash Camp 2009
Flash Camp Warsaw

June 9th, 2009
Warsaw, Poland

REMIX09 Australia
REMIX09 Australia
June 11th, 2009
Sydney, Australia

Flash Camp
Flash Camp Birmingham

June 16th, 2009
Birmingham, UK

Digital Media Conference
Digital Media Conference East

June 25th 2009
Washington, D.C., US

fotl09
Flash at the Lake

June 26th – 27th, 2009
Zurich, Switzerland

July 2009

TED Global 2009
TEDGlobal

July 21st – 24th, 2009
Oxford, UK

August 2009

SIGGRAPH2009
SIGGRAPH

August 3rd – 7th, 2009
New Orleans, Louisiana, US

cfunited
CFUnited

August 12th – 15th, 2009
Leesburg, Virginia, US

Flash camp Atlanta
Flash Camp Atlanta

August 28th, 2009
Atlanta, Georgia, US

September 2009

ARS Electronica
ARS Electronica

September 3rd – 8th, 2009
Linz, Austria

dConstruct 2009
dConstruct

September 4th, 2009
Brighton, UK

Flex Camp
Flex Camp Rimini

September 5th, 2009
Rimini, Italy

BarCamp Brighton 4
BarCampBrighton

September 5th – 6th, 2009
Brighton, UK

onedotzero
onedotzero – adventures in motion

September 9th – 13th, 2009
London, UK

IBC2009
IBC2009
September 10th – 14th, 2009
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Flash Camp St Louis
Flash Camp St. Louis

September 11th, 2009
St. Louis, Missouri, US

FITC
FITC Mobile 2009
September 13th – 14th, 2009
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Actionscript Conference '09
The Actionscript Conference

September 14th – 15th, 2009
Singapore

Lift
Lift Asia 09

September 17th – 18th, 2009
Jeju, Korea

Flash Platform Code Camp Wellington
Flash Platform Code Camp Wellington

September 19th, 2009
Wellington, New Zealand

Flash on the Beach
Flash on the Beach

September 20th – 23rd, 2009
Brighton, UK

London Digital Week
London Digital Week

September 21st – 27th, 2009
London, UK

i-design 09
i-Design 09
September 24th, 2009
London, UK

FOWA - Future Of Web Apps
FOWA – Future Of Web Apps

September 30th – October 2nd, 2009
London, UK

October 2009

FITC
LAFlashapoloozastock IV

October 3rd, 2009
Venice Beach, California, US

FITC
FITC Unconference @ MAX

October 4th – 7th, 2009
Los Angeles, California, US

360|MAX
360|MAX Unconference

October 4th – 7th, 2009
Los Angeles, California, US

Adobe MAX
Adobe MAX

October 4th – 7th, 2009
Los Angeles, California, US

Flashpitt09
Flashpitt

October 15th – 16th, 2009
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

Flash Camp Cairo 09
Flash Camp Egypt

October 17th, 2009
New Cairo, Egypt

Play
PLAY :: The Berkeley Digital Media Conference

October 17th, 2009
Berkeley, California, US

FITC
FITC Edmonton

October 17th – 18th, 2009
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

SotR09
Scotch on the Road

October 19th – 29th, 2009
Munich, Germany
Zurich, Switzerland
Milan, Italy
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Brussels, Belgium
London, UK

Digital Media Conference West
Digital Media Conference West

October 28th, 2009
San Francisco, California, US

Playful
Playful

October 30th, 2009
London, UK

November 2009

View
VIEW Conference

November 4th – 7th, 2009
Turin, Italy

Flash Camp Philadelphia
Flash Camp Philadelphia

November 7th, 2009
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Latin Flash Tour
Latin Flash Tour

November 7th – 18th, 2009
Santiago, Chile
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lima, Peru
Bogotá, Colombia
San Jose, Costa Rica
Mexico City, Mexico

RIA Unleashed : Boston
RIA Unleashed : Boston

November 13th, 2009
Boston, Massachusetts, US

FOWD
FOWD – Future Of Web Design

November 16th – 17th, 2009
New York, US

Flex Camp Wall Street
Flex Camp Wall Street
November 16th – 17th, 2009
New York, US

CaT
CaT London
November 19th, 2009
London, UK

FITC
FITC Tokyo

November 28th, 2009
Tokyo, Japan

December 2009

RIAdventure 360
RIAdventure 360

December 6th – 13th, 2009
Depart from New Orleans, Louisiana, US then cruise around the Caribbean

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Launched: Open Source Media Framework Blog

August 7th, 2009 by Adrian

Open Source Media Framework Blog

A blog focussing on the Open Source Media Framework has just been launched. Product Manager Sumner Paine has posted a couple of blog posts. I’d recommend adding their RSS feed to your aggregator of choice.

Find out more …

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Mike Downey to Join Microsoft Silverlight Team

August 6th, 2009 by Adrian

Mike Downey and microsoft Silverlight

Last week Mike Downey announced that he has taken a new job with the Microsoft Developer & Platform Evangelism team for Silverlight. Those of you that have been in the Flash world for a while will know that Mike was Flash’s senior product manager for a number of years. He has always been a great advocate of Flash, Interactive Media and RIAs. His departure from Adobe at the end of 2008 came as something of a shock and I was sure that we hadn’t seen the last of him. I think Microsoft have made a shrewd move employing the talents of Mike and I wish him well with his new position. The competition from Silverlight can only be a good thing for the Flash Platform and the RIA industry as a whole.

You can follow him on Twitter here.

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Launched: Adobe Flash Platform Blog

July 29th, 2009 by Adrian

Adobe have launched the Adobe Flash Platform Blog.

To quote their ‘About‘ page …

“Welcome to the Flash Platform blog from Adobe. This group blog provides the latest news, updates, and insights into the technologies, tools, and partners across the Flash Platform. Join the conversation on the latest topics with our experts, engineers, product managers, and others on the platform team.”

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What’s What on Adobe Labs (at a glance)

July 23rd, 2009 by Adrian

Adobe Labs

I find it is not very easy on Adobe Labs to quickly and easily see what all the current projects are. Just seeing a list of names like Durango and JamJar doesn’t really tell you very much at a glance, and it takes a little while to click through each one in turn to find out what they all are. So here is a list of all the current projects and a short summary (copied and pasted) from their respective pages.

Acrobat.com Presentations

A better way to create, edit, and share presentations with others online. Built on the Adobe® Flash® platform, Acrobat.com Presentations looks and behaves like a desktop presentation application but operates inside a web browser.

Acrobat.com Tables

a better way to work with others on data and information — such as task lists, schedules, contacts, sales numbers, etc. — that are typically created and shared in spreadsheets or simple databases. Built on the Adobe® Flash® Platform, Acrobat.com Tables looks and behaves like a desktop application but operates inside a web browser.

Alchemy

Alchemy is a research project that allows users to compile C and C++ code that is targeted to run on the open source ActionScript Virtual Machine (AVM2).

Blueprint

Blueprint is a plugin for Adobe® Flex® Builder™ 3 and Adobe Flash® Builder™ 4 that allows users to query for Adobe Flex and Adobe Flash code examples found on the Web directly inside of the development environment.

BrowserLab

BrowserLab provides web designers exact renderings of their web pages in multiple browsers and operating systems, on demand. BrowserLab is a powerful solution for cross-browser compatibility testing, featuring multiple viewing and comparison tools, as well as customizable preferences. Since BrowserLab is an online service, it can be accessed from virtually any computer connected to the web.

ColdFusion 9

The ColdFusion 9 public beta release unveils three main themes: unrivaled developer productivity, deep enterprise integration and simple work flow with Adobe Flash® Builder™, Adobe AIR® and AJAX to create expressive applications.

ColdFusion Builder

Adobe ColdFusion Builder is an Eclipse based IDE for ColdFusion development that is deeply integrated with ColdFusion 9. Now you can manage your entire ColdFusion development cycle from concept to production all in one easy to use tool.

Configurator

Configurator is an open source utility that enables the easy creation of panels (palettes) for use in Adobe Photoshop® CS4. Specifically, Configurator makes it easy to drag and drop tools, menu items, scripts, actions, and other objects into a panel design, then export the results for use inside Photoshop. These panels leverage the support for Adobe Flash® built into Photoshop, making it possible to drag and drop audio, video, images, and even other SWF files into a panel design.

Distributable Player Solution

The distributable player solution enables developers to create rich applications for the latest version of Adobe® Flash Lite® and directly distribute their content to millions of open OS smartphones, providing a better on-device user experience.

Durango

Durango is a framework that allows developers to build Adobe® AIR™ applications that can be customized by end-users. Durango allows developers, designers and end-users to easily mashup independent components to create new applications or extend existing Durango-enabled applications. These “mashable” components can be visual or non-visual (e.g., web services). Designers and developers can rapidly create prototype applications and then generate Adobe Flex® MXML source projects for further development. End-users can take parts of their favorite applications and bring them together in new ways.

Flash Builder 4

Welcome to the Adobe® Flash® Builder™ 4 (formerly Flex Builder) public beta release on Adobe Labs. The first thing that you’ve already noticed is that we are renaming Flex Builder to Flash Builder. This name change will create a clear distinction between the free open-source Flex framework and the commercial IDE.

Flash Catalyst

Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ is a new professional interaction design tool for rapidly creating user interfaces without coding. Transform artwork created in Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Illustrator® into functional user interfaces. Create interactive prototypes with the ability to leverage them in the final product. Publish a finished project as a SWF file ready for distribution. Work more efficiently with developers who use Adobe Flash Builder™ 4 to create rich Internet applications (RIAs). Designers use Flash Catalyst to create the functional user experience then provide the project file to developers who use Flash Builder to add functionality and integrate with servers and services.

Flash Collaboration Service

Adobe Flash Collaboration Service is a Platform as a Service that allows Flex developers to easily add real-time social capabilities into their RIA (rich Internet applications). Comprised of both Flex-based client components and a hosted services infrastructure, Adobe Flash Collaboration Service allows you to build real-time, multi-user applications with Flex in less time than ever before. And because Acrobat.com hosts the service, issues like deployment, maintenance, and scalability are taken care of for you.

Flash Player 10

Adobe® Flash® Player 10, code-named “Astro,” introduces new expressive features and visual performance improvements that allow interactive designers and developers to build the richest and most immersive Web experiences.  These new capabilities also empower the community to extend Flash Player and to take creativity and interactivity to a new level.

Flex Builder 3 for Linux

Flex Builder Linux is a plugin-only version of the Flex Builder that you can use to build Flex applications on Linux. Feedback from previous alpha releases has been very positive, and we are pleased to continue offering this version.

Flex 4 SDK

Welcome to the Adobe Flex® 4 SDK beta release on Adobe Labs (previously code named Gumbo). This release marks an expanded role for the Flex framework, now supporting both developers creating Flex applications and designers using Adobe® Flash® Catalyst™ to create interaction design.

Hub

Hub is a client Adobe® AIR® application that connects to Adobe LiveCycle® ES services for the purpose of generating PDFs or assembling different PDFs into packages.  It demonstrates how to connect a client desktop to LiveCycle ES services using Adobe Flex® Remoting. The drag-and-drop client interface allows the user to upload files, watch the progress and retrieve the content back to the desktop with a single gesture. Hub was developed in response to customer requests for a client connector to Adobe LiveCycle ES.

InContext Editing

Welcome to the free preview of Adobe InContext Editing, the first Adobe hosted service developed for web professionals. Adobe InContext Editing is an online service that allows designers to create, manage, and control editable web pages. Web designers can use Dreamweaver CS4 to easily create editable or repeating regions, specify editing options or define CSS styles made available to authors. Content editors and publishers can also use Adobe InContext Editing to update website content through their browser — without learning HTML, installing software, or compromising design integrity.

JamJar

We invite you to see for yourself the kind of interactive, visually attractive, and scalable rich internet application that can be developed using Flex 2 technologies. JamJar provides a private and persistent canvas for small groups to easily exchange digital content in order to Plan events, Exchange ideas, Manage projects, Centralize information and Share files and images.

knowhow

knowhow is a technology preview that delivers single-click, contextual access to relevant help information from a panel in Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 software. knowhow gives users access to a wide variety of information—basic tool descriptions and short cuts, Adobe Help content, as well as community-generated tutorials, tips, and techniques on the web.

LiveCycle Data Services 3

LiveCycle Data Services server makes it possible to easily integrate Flex with Java/J2EE based applications.

Mars Project

The Mars Project is an XML-friendly representation for PDF documents called PDFXML. PDF, an ISO standard format, is the global standard for trusted, high fidelity electronic documentation. The PDFXML file format incorporates additional industry standards such as SVG, PNG, JPG, JPG2000, OpenType, Xpath and XML into ZIP-based document container. The PDFXML plug-ins enable creation and recognition of the PDFXML file format by Adobe Acrobat Professional and reading of PDFXML-format files by Adobe Reader software.

Photoshop.com Mobile Beta

the easiest way to upload, view, and share photos online from your Windows Mobile phone. Getting started is simple. All you need is a supported Windows Mobile® handset and a Photoshop.com membership. Available only to U.S. consumers as a free beta download.

Pixel Bender

The Adobe® Pixel Bender™ technology delivers a common image and video processing infrastructure which provides automatic runtime optimization on heterogeneous hardware. You can use the Pixel Bender kernel language to implement image processing algorithms (filters or effects) in a hardware-independent manner. The Pixel Bender graph language is an XML-based language for combining individual pixel-processing operations (kernels) into more complex Pixel Bender filters.

Spry framework for Ajax

The Spry framework for Ajax is a JavaScript library that provides easy-to-use yet powerful Ajax functionality that allows designers to build pages that provide a richer experience for their users. It is designed to take the complexity out of Ajax and allow designers to easily create Web 2.0 pages. The Spry framework is a way to incorporate XML, JSON or HTML data into pages using HTML, CSS, and a minimal amount of JavaScript, without the need for refreshing the entire page. Spry also provides easy to build and style widgets, providing advanced page elements for end users.

Stratus

Adobe® Flash® Player 10 and Adobe AIR® 1.5 introduce a new communications protocol called the Real-Time Media Flow Protocol (RTMFP). The most important features of RTMFP include low latency, end-to-end peering capability, security and scalability. These properties make RTMFP especially well suited for developing real-time collaboration applications by not only providing superior user experience but also reducing cost for operators. In order to use RTMFP, Flash Player endpoints must connect to an RTMFP-capable server, such as the Stratus service. Stratus is a beta, hosted rendezvous service that aids establishing communications between Flash Player endpoints. Unlike Adobe Flash Media Server, Stratus does not support media relay, shared objects, scripting, etc. So by using Stratus, you can only develop applications where Flash Player endpoints are directly communicating with each other.

Text Layout Framework

Welcome to the beta release of the Text Layout Framework for Adobe® Flash® Player 10 and Adobe AIR® 1.5. The Text Layout Framework is an extensible library, built on the new text engine in Adobe Flash Player 10, which delivers advanced, easy-to-integrate typographic and text layout features for rich, sophisticated and innovative typography on the web. The framework is designed to be used with Adobe Flash CS4 Professional or Adobe Flex®, and is already included in the next version of Flex, code named Gumbo. Developers can use or extend existing components, or use the framework to create their own text components.

Wave

When a friend posts a status update or there’s new content on your favorite site, be the first to know.  Adobe® Wave™ software gets the information you care about right to your desktop.  Click on the Adobe Wave badge on a website you want to follow and you’re ready to go.  Best of all, you’re in control: you choose which sites can contact you.  If you’re no longer interested, turning it off is a click away — Adobe Wave does not share your email address with websites. With Adobe Wave, get all of your notifications through a single application. You don’t have to worry about downloading a separate notification application for each website. To find out more, click on a notification to take you to a browser pointing right where you want to go.  Built with Adobe AIR® technology that has been installed over 200 million times, Adobe Wave lets you see all your most recent alerts at a glance.

XMP Library for ActionScript

Welcome to the XMP Library for ActionScript v1.0 preview. Adobe® Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) is a labeling technology that allows you to embed data about a file, known as metadata, into the file itself.  XMP is an open technology based on RDF and RDF/XML.

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