Archive for July, 2009

Meet the Flex Cookbook Moderators

It is with great pleasure that I introduce our team of volunteers who will be acting as community moderators for the Flex cookbook.

• Michelle Yaiser; @MichelleYaiser
• Mykola Bilokonsky; @mykola
• Romke de Haan; @romke
• Chetan K. Sachdev; @cksachdev
• Russ Ferguson; @asciibn

I have include their Twitter IDs, so feel free to follow them.

Moderators will perform several functions with regards to the Flex cookbook. They’ll be assisting in vetting recipes that get submitted, in addition to helping drive awareness and community contributions for the cookbook. So if you contribute, expect to see one of them drop a comment or two on your recipe!!

Please join me in welcoming these folks as well as thanking them for making time to ensure that the Flex cookbook is a great community resource.


New content in the Adobe Developer Connection

Lots of new content posted to the Adobe Developer Connection!

Enterprise security for Flex: Secure Flex applications with the Flexible Chimp project and Spring BlazeDS Integration project.

Components Learning Guide for Flash CS4 Professional: Reduce your development time and effort by using these building blocks for creating rich interactive applications on the web.

Colin Moock’s “Lost ActionScript Weekend” videos: These videos cover the ActionScript 3 language in exhaustive detail, including an introduction to object-oriented programming, object references and garbage collection, graphics programming, the display list, Flex debugging mode, and Flex profiling.

Approaching ActionScript from a designer’s perspective: Designers and animators rely on Adobe Flash to create amazing visual content for the web or desktop. Many take advantage of its support of Adobe Creative Suite-native file formats, while others maximize the functionality of the Timeline. There is a point, though, that many Flash users feel is inevitable: they need to learn ActionScript.

Learning ActionScript one-on-one: Follow these ActionScript 3 training videos that begin with the basics and guide you through building interactive and dynamic designs and animations.

Building a website with Web Premium CS4 – Part 2: Creating a local site: Learn how to use Dreamweaver CS4 to define your local root folder and configure a local web server.

Mobile workflow in Adobe CS4: The Adobe Creative Suite 4 tools offer smooth workflows for both designers and developers creating mobile applications and content. In this article, we’ll take a walk through the relevant CS4 tools and see this workflow in action.

Managing mobile application screens: There are various ways of managing control over the different screens, or views, within your Flash Lite application. In this article, we’ll look at some of these techniques and the implications they have for your application.

OOP architecture for Flash mobile applications: Object Orientated Programming (OOP) is something that more Flash mobile developers will need to grasp as the Flash mobile platform matures. In this article, we’ll take a look at sample architecture for a Flash mobile application.

New mobile and devices training video page : Take a look at our new mobile and devices training page that has several useful video tutorials.

Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Web Services API firstapp sample application: Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro has a Web Services API that lets you integrate Connect Pro with portals, reporting applications, CRM systems, content management systems, and other corporate systems. This sample application, called “firstapp”, is a Java and JSP application that demonstrates how to call the Web Services API to display information about Connect Pro meetings.

New content available in the Adobe Developer Connection

Lots of new content just posted in the Adobe Developer Connection:

Spark layouts with Flex 4 beta: Understand the new component and skinning architecture in Flex 4 beta and learn how to create a custom one.

ColdFusion 9 exposed as Flex services: Harness the power of ColdFusion without writing any server-side code.

Integrating Flash CS4 with After Effects CS4: Harness the power of these two tools to create stunning motion graphics.

Building a website with Web Premium CS4 – Introduction: Learn what it takes to build a website from the ground up.

Building a website with Web Premium CS4 – Part 1: Planning the site: Learn the process of planning the website. This article explains how to gather all of the feedback from stakeholders to get a good understanding of the business requirements

Creating a product catalog using Dreamweaver and InContext Editing: See how to create a product catalog site with editable content using Dreamweaver and InContext Editing.

Exporting CSS with Fireworks CS4: Review the process of exporting a Fireworks design using the new CSS export feature, and learn a clever method of directly controlling the final layout.

Using Document objects with Flex and LiveCycle: Upload, process, and return a Document object using Flex and LiveCycle ES.

New content available in the Adobe Developer Connection

Lots new this week in the Adobe Developer Connection:

Introducing skinning in Flex 4 beta: Learn about the enhancements to the skinning architecture in Flex 4 beta.

Lots of Flash, Flex, Zend, and PHP samples: Check out this wide range of samples from one of Adobe’s Platform Evangelists.

Building the server side of the Tour de Flex real-time dashboard: Learn how the server side was created for Tour de Flex.

BlazeDS and LiveCycle Data Services samples galore in Tour de Flex: heck out the new samples in the Flex Data Access category in Tour de Flex.

Creating your first website – Part 4: Adding the main image text: Apply CSS rules to format and position text elements.

Dreamweaver templates: Customizable starter designs for beginners: Jumpstart your designs using layouts with dynamic Spry elements.

Designing and animating characters in Flash – Part 1: Drawing tools and symbols: This article series covers the entire process of creating a digital animated character, from its conception all the way through building a complex animation with many different moving parts.

Designing and animating characters in Flash – Part 2: 2.5D animation: This article reveals a truly killer animation technique in Adobe Flash CS4 Professional that allows you to create convincing 3D effects.

Large-scale streaming deployments with Flash Media Interactive Server 3.5: Understand the basic principles of high-demand video streaming with Flash Media Interactive Server 3.5.

Encrypting PDF documents using Remoting: Invoke the Encryption service and encrypt a PDF document with a password.