Posts in Category "Research"

New Flash Runtimes gaming blog: for neophytes (and willing mentors)

Are you new to game development? Struggling to find your footing in the ActionScript game development world? So am I. Although ActionScript and programming are not new to me, game development and gaming in general are. In my blog I’ll be exploring how to get a game going, what kinds of existing games are out there, cutting edge technologies, and how various technologies work together towards a great gaming experience.

Come along for the ride, and please share your experiences and insights! http://actionscriptandotherthings.wordpress.com/

Brief surveys about developing AIR apps

Related to our last post, we’re looking for some quick feedback on your experiences with developing AIR applications that use local files or a database. If you’ve already had some experience doing either, we’d love to get your feedback here:

Yes, I’ve created an AIR app that uses local files

Yes, I’ve created an AIR app that uses a database

Thanks!

Need participants for studies about AIR and Flex

Adobe is looking for participants for brief (~1 hour) online work observations/interviews. We’re offering $100 Amazon gift certificates to those selected to help us with these studies.

We’re exploring two areas of Flex and AIR application development:

  • Building AIR applications with Flex that use local files
  • Building AIR applications with Flex that use a database

Here’s the participant criteria for each:

Building AIR applications with Flex that use local files

  • Flex and ActionScript experience
  • New to Adobe AIR (you haven’t built an AIR application) or familiar with AIR but haven’t built an AIR application using local files

Building AIR applications with Flex that use a database

  • Flex and ActionScript experience
  • Experience writing SQL and building an application that uses a database (e.g. a PHP, J2EE, or ASP.NET application that uses a database)
  • New to Adobe AIR (you haven’t built an AIR application) or familiar with AIR but haven’t built an AIR application using a database

If you meet these requirements and would like to participate, please send an email to…

UPDATE 7/21/09- Thanks. We got a fantastic response to this request. Those selected are being contacted this week. We’ll be doing a second round of testing next quarter and we’ll contact those not selected for the first round. Thanks for the support!

The Adobe Flash Platform Documentation team