Archive for February, 2010

Adobe Cookbooks – Update Released!

Today we released an update to the Adobe Cookbooks application based on the feedback we have received from users. If you would like to provide us with your feedback, please visit our short survey.

As far as the updates released, cookbook users will now find:

  • An update to the code editor to make formatting your code samples easier and more legible
  • Auto-save when creating recipes so users don’t have to worry about losing work
  • Preview button so contributors can check their recipes prior to publishing
  • The ability to comment on recipe requests so other users can ask clarifying questions if necessary before attempting to address the request
  • More granular breadcrumb trails to assist users in navigating through the application

We have many more updates planned and want your help in driving new features and improvements, so if you are a cookbook user or contributor, be sure to let us know your thoughts.

Adobe Cookbooks – Contributor Spotlight

I wanted to take a moment to highlight a few cookbook contributors who have been extremely active in the Adobe Cookbooks lately.

Elad Elrom: Elad is a rising star of the Flash development world. He brings a fresh perspective, a strong background, and an inherent knack for the more subtle aspects of the Flash platform. The author of several books, Elad has also been invited to be a member of the Adobe Community Professional program. Additionally, he is one of the organizers of the upcoming Flash And The City event. Recently Elad has contributed a bunch of excellent cookbook recipes focusing on AIR 2; check them out!

David Powers: If you are part of the Dreamweaver or PHP communities then the name David Powers is probably not unfamiliar to you. David is constantly out there assisting the community and is also a member of the Adobe Community Professional program. David is also the author of several best-selling books about Dreamweaver and PHP, including “The Essential Guide to Dreamweaver CS4 with CSS, Ajax, and PHP“, “PHP Solutions“, and “PHP Object-Oriented Solutions“. David has recently been making quite a splash in the Adobe Cookbooks with his recipe contributions. You can see a list of his recipe contributions here.

Sergey Landar: Sergey is a relative newcomer to the scene. He has 5 years of experience in UI for the web and has recently started picking up ActionScript to expand his skillset. Sergey has contributed over 40 cookbook recipes over the past several months, sharing tips and tricks with the community as he picks them up in the course of his learning. Be sure to check out his impressive list of recipes.

A big thank you to Elad, David and Sergey! It is folks like you who continue to make the Adobe Cookbooks a great resource for the community.