Archive for June, 2008

SWFs indexed without lifting a finger

Today there’s some big news for RIA developers and folks who blog about Flash SEO: Google and Yahoo! now have optimized Adobe Flash Player technology to enhance search engine indexing of SWF files. The implemented solution works with all existing SWF content, across all versions of the SWF file format. Best of all, developers don’t have to do anything to their published SWFs for them to be indexed. Read the FAQ to find out more.

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MAX North America Experience launched

The MAX North America Experience website is a 100% Flash-based website with interactive landscapes (click the background). Ted Patrick tells us that the backgrounds were created by “several of the best digital design agencies on the planet.” They certainly know how to design a good interactive experience that tries one’s patience. Apparently if you can figure out the puzzles, not only do you have a lot of free time on your hands (or just are v. good at puzzles), but you’ll discover who built them.

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Oh, and you can also check out all the session content for MAX 2008.

LiveCycle ES Update 1 technical content now available

Adobe LiveCycle Enterprise Suite (ES) Update 1 is now released. This latest version is a more powerful and widely-enhanced update of LiveCycle ES. It features two new solution components, two new solution accelerators, and a number of other improvements. To help you get up to speed on this new release, we posted quite a few pieces of technical content on the LiveCycle Developer Center yesterday. You may want to start with Greg Wilson’s article “What’s new in LiveCycle ES Update 1” to understand the new services and tooling improvements. Other pieces include “Planning your upgrade to LiveCycle ES Update 1“, “LiveCycle ES infrastructure selection and deployment“, the updated LiveCycle ES architecture technical white paper, and the white paper “The benefits of rights management“.

Adobe AIR cookbook: Get involved

Yesterday, we launched Adobe AIR 1.1, which includes support for localized and international applications. To help grow the AIR developer community, we also launched a beta version of the Adobe AIR cookbook, where you can post solutions and work-arounds to common coding problems related to building Flex, Flash, or HTML/Ajax-based apps on Adobe AIR, as well as rate and comment on posts.

If you have a solution related to building on AIR, be sure to post it to the AIR cookbook for a chance to have your solution appear in the upcoming Adobe AIR Cookbook. The book will be written and compiled by David Tucker, Marco Casario, Rich Tretola, and Koen De Weggheleire and published by O’Reilly Media. All posts will receive equal consideration.

For information on the online AIR cookbook, go to the AIR Developer Center; for more infor on the upcoming O’Reilly AIR Cookbook, check out David Tucker’s blog.

New RIA series on the ADC

Have you ever thought about creating an application with a Flex/BlazeDS/Spring/Hibernate/MySQL architecture, built with Maven? This is the theme of the first part as well as the other upcoming two parts of the new series “The Flex, Spring, and BlazeDS full stack ” available on the Flex Developer Center. In the series, Sébastien Arbogast walks you through the step-by-step process to create a standard to-do list that allows you to add, delete, and edit tasks from a list.

Check out Part 1 now and keep tuned on the rest of the series.

Flex 3 Cookbook Cook-Off contest

RIA developers: Got great code recipes marinating in your brain? During the Flex 3 Cookbook Cook-Off contest, share your code solutions in the Flex Cookbook site for a chance to win some great prizes, including a free ticket to MAX 2008, the entire set of books from the O’Reilly Adobe Developer Library, and more. Read more about it in the article.

ADC Write and Give Program donates $6000 in the Q2 of 2008

The Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) Write and Give Program gave $6000 USD to charities in the second quarter of 2008. The program acknowledges the writing efforts of our ADC community authors by giving US$100 to a charity for each author’s published article on ADC. Each author chooses his or her charity from a list of five preselected charities (listed below). In 2008, our goal is to give between $24,000-$32,000 to the following charities in recognition of the ADC authors. To our ADC authors, thank you for sharing your technical expertise with the greater developer community and helping other communities as well!

Read on to find out how much we gave in Q2 2008, and to see the list of authors for this quarter!

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