Hopefully, you find these topics as fascinating and thought-provoking as I do. As always, I welcome your feedback on items we publish on the ADC as well as ideas for topics you’d like to see (and, remember, we even have a forum dedicated to getting your feedback).
This morning, Adobe evangelist Michael Chaize announced the release of a new digital magazine for iPad and Android tablets called Appliness. The first issue includes tons of great content from people like Michael, Piotr Walczyszyn, Andrew Trice, Christophe Coenraets, Mihai Corlan, Alan Greenblatt, Raymond Camden, Greg Wilson, Brian Leroux and myself as well as an interview with Maximiliano Firtman. I think the magazine looks great and features great articles with code samples and interactive demos. The best part is that it is totally free! So go to the Android Market (I mean, Play Store) or Apple App Store and download it today.
To learn more about the application, you can check out Appliness.com. Appliness was built using Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) and Michael covers some of how it was built in his post. Of course, if you want to learn more about how to use DPS, you can check out the DPS Developer Center on the ADC.
Personally, I am excited because we have a lot more content like these coming. However, we are always looking for your feedback. As always, you can add comments or ratings to each article, but also if there is a topic you really would like to see the ADC cover, you can always suggest it via our ADC feedback forum. Our goal on the ADC is to produce content that developers want and need, so we are open to any ideas, whether they are focused on an Adobe product or not.
– Brian Rinaldi
The Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) Write and Give Program gave $3,500 USD to charities in the first quarter of 2012. The program acknowledges the writing efforts of our ADC community authors by making a charitable contribution to a charity for each author who publishes content on the ADC. Each author chooses his or her charity from a list of five preselected charities (listed below).
To date the ADC has donated over $67,000 to these charities through the program in recognition of our ADC authors. To our ADC authors, we thank you for sharing your technical expertise with the greater developer community while helping other communities at the same time!
Read on to find out more about the charities that the program supports, and to see the list of authors for this quarter who made these contributions possible!
* Benetech: Creates new technology solutions that serve humanity and empower people to improve their lives.
* Nature Conservancy: Works around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
* Mercy Corp: Alleviates suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities.
* Care: Fights global poverty by serving individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world.
* Feeding America: Is the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization.
The authors who participated in this program from December 1, 2011 – February 29, 2012 are:
- Tom Green
- Dan Carr
- Pete Freitag
- Tommi West
- José Carlos Rivera
- Samir K. Dash
- Keith Peters
- Stephanie (Sullivan) Rewis
- Quentin Thiaucourt
- David Powers
- Chris Converse
Thank you, authors, for your contributions to the ADC!