Flex Cookbook – now on Adobe Developer Center

March 5, 2008 | By | 1 Comment
Flex Cookbook – now on Adobe Developer Center

As mentioned in my earlier post, the Adobe Developer Connection has undergone a major face lift. One feature that I want to highlight is the new Flex Cookbook. Whether you are new to Flex or an experienced Flex developer, you will quickly find samples that increase your knowledge. Here are some sample posts: Building Flex […]

Share

Continue Reading

AIR competition, security concerns and more – Interview with Kevin Lynch

March 4, 2008 | By | Add a Comment
AIR competition, security concerns and more – Interview with Kevin Lynch

eWeek just published an interview with Kevin Lynch, Adobe’s CTO. In this article, Kevin addresses the competition, AIR security concerns (see my previous article addressing this) and even talks about Adobe’s open-source strategy with Flash. To read the interview, go to http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/Adobe-Floating-on-AIR/

Share

Continue Reading

No specific plans for offline capabilities in Silverlight?

March 3, 2008 | By | Add a Comment
No specific plans for offline capabilities in Silverlight?

Martin LaMonica posted an article earlier today on Webware with several quotes about offline capabilities of Silverlight from John Case, general manager in Microsoft’s developer division. Although I knew that Silverlight 2.0 would not have offline capabilities, I’m surprised to see that it’s not high on Microsoft’s priorities. In the application I describe in RIAs, […]

Share

Continue Reading

The NEW Adobe Developer Connection with AIR Client

March 3, 2008 | By | 1 Comment
The NEW Adobe Developer Connection with AIR Client

The Adobe Developer Connection website recently had a dramatic face lift. Also, a new AIR application was launched that provides access to the same content along with a component browser, bug browser and more. The website can be found at http://developer.adobe.com The AIR application can be downloaded from here Adobe Developer Connection Developer Desktop: If […]

Share

Continue Reading

AIR, Flex, FlexBuilder, Flash, ActionScript … huh?

February 27, 2008 | By | 2 Comments
AIR, Flex, FlexBuilder, Flash, ActionScript … huh?

People new to the technologies listed in the title of this post are often quickly confused as to what the relationship is between them. I often get asked questions such as “What does Flex have to do with Flash?” and “Does Flex replace ActionScript?” and “Is AIR just Flex without a browser?“. I’ve been considering […]

Share

Continue Reading

Interested in AIR Security?

February 27, 2008 | By | Add a Comment
Interested in AIR Security?

As with any new technology, a lot of speculation is already spreading about the security aspects of AIR applications.  When taking a quick first glance at AIR, you see “connected app” and “local file access” and immediately you see red flags, right?   Especially if you are writing enterprise apps! Here are a couple of links […]

Share

Continue Reading

AIR on Linux – Testers Wanted

February 25, 2008 | By | Add a Comment
AIR on Linux – Testers Wanted

Ok, it’s been nearly 24 hours since AIR 1.0 launched but now it’s time to get back to work on completing the vision of one app running on Windows, Mac OS and Linux. We are looking for testers for the upcoming AIR for Linux. James Ward has listed the details of what’s needed at http://www.jamesward.org/wordpress/2008/02/20/adobe-air-on-linux-pre-beta-testers-needed/ […]

Share

Continue Reading

AIR 1.0, Flex 3.0 and more announced today…

February 25, 2008 | By | Add a Comment
AIR 1.0, Flex 3.0 and more announced today…

Today, AIR 1.0 and Flex 3.0 have officially launched. News coverage is popping up every few minutes – go to Google News and start reading! Companies like eBay, Nasdaq, AOL and the New York Times already have apps up and running. New York Times article on AIR My previous articles on AIR NEW AIR Home […]

Share

Continue Reading

RIAs, Dumb Terminals and Business Applications

January 31, 2008 | By | 3 Comments
RIAs, Dumb Terminals and Business Applications

There has been a lot of talk recently about Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) and how they are dramatically changing the way we interact with the web. Nearly every day, I discover a cool new RIA that once again raises the bar and reveals yet another way to employ this new technology. I’m always amazed at […]

Share

Continue Reading