Flash, Flex, AIR and RIA Conferences 2008

March 27th, 2008 by Adrian

Just thought I’d put together a list of all the Adobe Flash, Flex and AIR conferences I know of that are going on around the world this year (plus a couple of others that are related, ie. SXSW and MIX). If you know of any other ones that I have missed then let me know and I’ll add it to the list.

January 2008


February 2008


February 23rd, 2008
Munich, German

FITC Amsterdam 2008

February 25th – 26th, 2008
Amsterdam, Netherlands

360|Flex Atlanta

February 25th – 27th, 2008
Atlanta, US

March 2008


March 5th-7th, 2008
Las Vegas, US

South by Southwest (SXSW)

March 7th – 11th, 2008
Austin, US

Adobe Developer Week
Adobe Developer Week 2008

March 27th – 28th, 2008

April 2008

360|Flex Europe

April 7th – 9th, 2008
Milan, Italy

Scotch on AIR
Scotch on AIR
April 11th, 2008
Dublin, Ireland

NAB Show
NAB Show 2008

April 11th – 17th, 2008
Las Vegas, US

FITC Toronto 2008

April 20th – 22nd, 2008
Toronto, Canada

May 2008

flashconference 2008
10th flashconference 2008

May 8th, 2008
Stuttgart, Germany


May 8th – 10th, 2008
Lisbon, Portugal

WebManiacs 2008

May 19th – 23rd, 2008
Washington DC, US

Flashforum Konferenz 2008

May 21st – 24th, 2008
Cologne, Germany


May 23rd, 2008
Kortrijk, Belgium

Web Flash Festival
Web Flash Festival

May 23rd – 25th, 2008
Paris, France

June 2008

Scotch on the Rocks
Scotch on the Rocks ’08

June 4th – 6th, 2008
Edinburgh, Scotland


June 10th – 13th, 2008
Minneapolis, US

webDU 2008

June 12th – 13th, 2008
Sydney, Australia

FITC Chicago 2008

June 22nd – 23rd, 2008
Chicago, US

July 2008


August 2008

Flashforward 2008

August 20th – 22nd, 2008
San Francisco, US

Flex Camp London 08
August 28th, 2008
London, UK

September 2008

Flash on the Beach
Flash on the Beach 2008

September 28th – October 1st, 2008
Brighton, UK

October 2008

Flash on Tap
Flash on Tap
October 7th – 9th, 2008
Rescheduled: May 28th – 30th, 2009
Boston, US

Flashpitt 2008
October 10th, 2008
Pittsburgh, US

The Actionscript Conference
The Actionscript Conference
October 19th, 2008

Singularity 08

October 24th – 26th, 2008

November 2008

Adobe MAX 2008 North America
November 16th – 19th, 2008
San Francisco, US

December 2008

Adobe MAX 2008 Europe
December 1st – 4th, 2008
Milan, Italy

January 2009

Adobe MAX 2008 Japan
January 29th – 30th, 2009
Tokyo, Japan

Adobe on AIR Tour Europe
Don’t forget that the Adobe on AIR Tour is coming to Europe this spring. Starting off in Madrid, Spain on March 31st, and then running through to June 13th in Milan, Italy. Check the website to see if it is coming to a European city near you (it is in London on April 9th at The Brewery).

One other Flash conference that has happened in the past, but it doesn’t look like it is happening any more is Spark Europe.

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Adobe Flex 3 and AIR Released

February 25th, 2008 by Adrian

Adobe Flex 3 and AIR

Today Adobe officially released Flex 3 and AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) for the desktop. I won’t say too much about them here, as there is already plenty of info out there in the blogosphere. If you want to find out more, follow the links provided.

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AdobeAir Website

February 19th, 2008 by Adrian

MasterCool By AdobeAir

I just did a quick Google search for “adobe air” and the sixth result was this website (www.adobeair.com) for air conditioning units. I did a quick Whois Lookup on the domain and it looks like they are genuine and have had that domain name registered since 1999. Just a coincidence?

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15 Things to look in to during 2008

January 31st, 2008 by Adrian

Here is a list of things I want to look in to during 2008. If there is anything you think I should check out but have missed off this list then let me know.

  1. Papervision3D
  2. Tweener
  3. TweenLite
  4. Go (Go ActionScript Animation Platform)
  5. KitchenSync
  6. Xray (The AdminTool)
  7. AS3 Bulk Loader Library
  8. SWX: SWF Data Format
  9. Adobe Flex 2 & 3
  10. Adobe AIR
  11. Eclipse and FDT 3.0
  12. Cairngorm
  13. PureMVC
  14. ActionScript 3.0
  15. SWFAddress

Not necessarily in that order. Wish me luck!

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Location of Flash Shared Object (SOL) files

January 30th, 2008 by Adrian

If you are anything like me, then when you need to find your Flash Shared Object (SOL) files, you can never find them on your computer. Well, just as a reminder, they can be found here on a Windows XP PC …

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Macromedia\
Flash Player\#SharedObjects\<random string>\<domain>\
<path from webserver>\<filename>.sol

on a Windows 7 PC they are stored here …

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\
#SharedObjects\<random string>\<domain>\<path from webserver>\

and on a Mac they can be found here …

Macintosh HD:Users:<username>:Library:Preferences:Macromedia:
Flash Player:#SharedObjects:<random string>:<domain>:
<path from webserver>\<filename>.sol

I also recently noticed that the path to data saved from Adobe AIR apps is stored here on a PC …

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\
<AIR App Reverse Domain Name>\Local Store\#SharedObjects\

and on a Mac they can be found here …

Macintosh HD:Users:<username>:Library:Preferences:
<AIR App Reverse Domain Name>:Local Store:#SharedObjects:

NOTE: On Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) and above (Mountain Lion etc) the Library folder is hidden. To make it visible you need to go to Finder, select the ‘Go’ menu from the top and then hold down the Option (alt) key. The ‘Library’ item will then appear so you can click on it. The Library folder will then open and you can then click into the ‘Preferences’ folder. Also note that Shared Objects from AIR apps are stored directly in this ‘Preferences’ folder using their reverse domain app ID. Shared Objects from a browser based SWF are stored in …

Macintosh HD:Users:<username>:Library:Preferences:Macromedia:
Flash Player:#SharedObjects:<random string>:<domain>:
<path from webserver>\<filename>.sol

Hope this is of some help, and will save you a bit of time trying to find them.

There are also a few useful tools out there that will allow you to check (and modify) the contents of SOL files. Try ASV SOL Viewer and Editor, SolVE: Local Shared Object Viewer/Editor or SOLReader.

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O’Reilly’s InsideRIA launched

January 29th, 2008 by Adrian


Last week O’Reilly launched the InsideRIA website, a portal/blog for Rich Internet Application developers around the world. It looks like it is going to be a great resource and it currently has articles written by respected people such as Colin Moock, Rich TretolaTony Hillerson, David Tucker, Tony MacDonellAndrew TriceAndre Charland, Jonathan Snook and Raymond Camden.

The also have an InsideRIA Atom feed (which I have added to my Google homepage).

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Adobe on AIR Bus Tour is heading to Europe

January 28th, 2008 by Adrian

on AIR

The Adobe on AIR Bus Tour is coming to Europe (minus the bus) this summer. At the time of writing the details (locations and dates) are still being finalised. Keep up-to-date by checking the Bus Tour Weblog and the on AIR Weblog. You can also follow the tour via video, Twitter and Flickr.

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Flash On The Beach ’07 – Visited Seminars

January 28th, 2008 by Adrian

Flash On The Beach logo

Back in November 2007 I went down to Brighton for the Flash On The Beach conference. It was a fantastic event (as it was in 2006) and John Davey did a great job of organising the event and getting a wish list of speakers from around the world. Here is a list of the speakers that I managed to catch across the three auditoriums.

Monday 5th November

Tuesday 6th November

  • Ted Patrick – Flex and ActionScript 3 Worst Practices
  • Craig Swann – Perceptive Interactions + Alternative Interfaces
  • Aral Balkan – Let’s talk about SWX, baby!
  • GMUNK (Bradley Grosh) – GMUKNICKDOWN 07
  • Alex Jenkins – Pulling the emotional trigger.

Wednesday 7th November

All of these presenters are doing some amazing work and I came away from Brighton really inspired and eager to learn more. Here’s looking forward to Flash On The Beach 2008!

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Adobe Developer Connection

January 23rd, 2008 by Adrian

Adobe Developer Connection logo

Here is a link to the Adobe Developer Connection website. It always worth checking here regularly to see what new information there is. There is a lot of content on there. Personally, I quite like the new(-ish) design.

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