Archive for August, 2008

ADC Write and Give Program donates $6200 in the Q3 of 2008

The Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) Write and Give Program gave $6200 USD to charities in the third 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 the 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 these charities in recognition of our ADC authors. To our ADC authors, we 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 Q3 2008, and to see the list of authors for this quarter!

* Benetech: Creates new technology solutions that serve humanity and empower people to improve their lives. Amount given: $1320

* Nature Conservancy: Works around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Amount given: $1220

* Mercy Corp: Alleviates suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. Amount given: $1020

* Care: Fights global poverty by serving individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Amount given: $1320

* America’s Second Harvest Network: Is the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization. Amount given: $1320

The authors who participated in this program from June 1, 2008 – August 31, 2008 are:

o Sheri German
o Paulo Caroli
o Ayo Binitie
o Louie Penaflor
o Jonathan Tabak
o Jim Babbage
o Nick Myers
o DryIcons
o Tom Green
o Kumar Vivek
o John Wylie
o Samir Dash
o David Tucker
o Bill Bejeck
o Sean Moore
o Henrik Lindahl
o Sebastien Arbogast
o Zee Yang

Thank you, authors, for your contributions to the ADC!

Edward Sullivan
Product Manager
Adobe Developer Connection

Updated version of the ADC Developer Desktop released

Today we released an updated build for the ADC Developer Desktop. If you are unfamiliar with the ADC Developer Desktop, it is an Adobe AIR application that delivers a number of helpful resources for developers.

1. Bug Base Notifications – This module lets you find and track bugs in the Adobe public bug base at
2. Component Explorer – This module aggregates components for Flex that support an appcasting RSS feed.
3. RSS Reader – This RSS reader comes with a number of default feeds to help you surface information about developing with Adobe technologies. You can add or remove any feeds you want to.
4. Adobe User Groups & Events – This module is a handy mashup that allows you to locate Adobe user groups and upcoming events.

You can download the ADC Developer Desktop for free in the AIR Marketplace. Please help us improve the ADC Desktop – we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to provide any comments below, or press the feedback icon inside the application and tell us what you think about ADC Developer Desktop, plus any bugs you see or feature requests.

Show off your AIR dev skills for a chance to win some great prizes

Think you can solve common Adobe AIR related coding problems? Then you qualify for the Adobe AIR Cookbook Cook-off contest, sponsored by O’Reilly Media, to celebrate the upcoming publication of the Adobe AIR Cookbook. During this contest, we invite you to submit your best solutions to common AIR coding challenges for a chance to win a pass to MAX 2008 and some other great prizes. Read the announcement for more details, and be sure to tell your fellow developers about this opportunity.

Seeking 2008 MAX Awards: Submit or nominate a project today


The annual Adobe MAX Awards recognizes the best-of-the-best uses of Adobe software for creating engaging experiences. Don’t miss this chance to showcase your work in front of industry and technology leaders from around the world at MAX 2008.

Nominate your project in any of six categories: advertising and branding, enterprise, mobility and devices, public sector, RIA, and video — and enter for a chance to win a prestigious MAX Award. Enter your submission today or nominate a colleague‘s project for consideration.

The deadline to nominate a project is Monday, August 25, 2008. The deadline to submit your own project is Friday, September 5, 2008. Winners will be announced live at Adobe MAX North America this November in San Francisco. Winners may also be recognized at each of the three international MAX conferences with the coveted People’s Choice Award.

Please go to the 2008 MAX Awards site to review the official rules and award details.