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ADC Write & Give update – Q1 2013

The Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) Write and Give Program gave $3,000 USD to charities in the first quarter of 2013. The program acknowledges the writing efforts of our ADC community authors by making a charitable contribution to a charity for every 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 $75,000 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 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, 2012 – February 28, 2013 are:

  • Alex Liebert
  • Luke Whittaker
  • Brandon Satrom
  • Sangmin Shim
  • Michael Cavaretta
  • Chris Griffith
  • Karolina Szczur
  • Ryan Morel
  • Bermon Painter

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

ADC Write & Give update

The Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) Write and Give Program gave $3,000 USD to charities in the fourth quarter of 2012. The program acknowledges the writing efforts of our ADC community authors by making a charitable contribution to a charity for every 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 $72,000 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 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 September 1, 2012 – November 30, 2012 are:

  • Scott Sheridan
  • Joseph Labrecque
  • Ryan Morel
  • Alex Liebert
  • Keith Gladstien
  • Janine Warner
  • Axel Rauschmayer
  • Michael Walmsley
  • Andy Matthews
  • Oswald Campesato
  • David Hassoun
  • John Crosby

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

Best of 2012 article & tutorial list

While there are still a couple months left in 2012, I wanted to post some of our highest rated/trafficked content pieces that the Adobe Developer Connection has published in 2012.  There is some top notch content in the list below thanks to our terrific community authors who continue to donate their time to write tutorials for the larger development community.

Which piece is your favorite??

PhoneGap content:

JavaScript fundamentals & frameworks:

Web standards:

Flash Professional CS6:

Designing for multiple screens:

 

Happy reading & happy coding!

ADC Write & Give update – Q3

The Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) Write and Give Program gave $1,000 USD to charities in the third quarter of 2012. The program acknowledges the writing efforts of our ADC community authors by making a charitable contribution to a charity for every 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 $69,000 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 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 June 1, 2012 – August 31, 2012 are:

  • Joseph Zimmerman
  • Nathan Weber
  • Alex Liebert
  • Sarah Northway
  • Ryan Morel
  • Jens Brynildsen
  • Greg Caldwell
  • Chris Converse
  • Jeff Tapper
  • Burke Holland

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

ADC Write & Give update – Q2

The Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) Write and Give Program gave $1,000 USD to charities in the second 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 $68,000 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 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 March 1, 2012 – May 31, 2012 are:

  • Joseph Zimmerman
  • Chris Georgenes
  • Alex Liebert
  • Sarah Northway
  • Ross Przybylski
  • Romuald Quantin
  • John Bender
  • Chris Converse

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

ADC Write & Give program – Q1 update

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!

Launched: Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) feedback site

Today the Adobe Developer Connection launched a dedicated community feedback site.  The site is strictly for feedback on future content topics that our developers would like to see coming out of Adobe, with two main goals:

  1. Enable community members to submit ideas for future content topics that fellow community members can then vote up or down so we can evaluate the level of interest the community has in seeing the content around that topic
  2. Gauge audience interest in future content topics by posing the occasional poll question to the community

Community members are strongly encouraged to get involved in the feedback site by:

  • submitting an idea of your own
  • voting/commenting on the ideas submitted by others
  • providing input on a poll question

This input will play a pivotal role as future content strategies and topics are developed, so it is important to let your voice be heard!

Additionally, members of the ADC team will submit ideas of their own from time to time to solicit feedback on specific topics to gauge if it is something the community would find value in.  So again, your feedback is encouraged to help us vet ideas and be sure we are producing the content that best serves our communities.

The ADC team seeded the site with some initial content ideas and polls that we’d love to hear from you on:

Server Side JavaScript (idea) – I am interested in whether people would want to see articles and coverage on ADC of server-side JavaScript solutions like Node.js?

Mobile game development (idea) - Are you interested in articles or tutorials about developing mobile games?

Which game engines and frameworks do you use? (poll) – When developing a game, do you use any engines or frameworks?

You may view all current ideas listed here and all active polls are available here.

We are also looking for authors who are interested in writing articles around some of the ideas submitted, so if you see a popular idea that you’d like to explore writing on, please drop us an email to let us know.

Help us help you…get involved and provide some feedback today!

Ed Sullivan
Adobe Developer Connection
developer.adobe.com

NOTE: anyone can view the site, but you must be logged in to the forums before you can submit an idea, vote on a poll or leave a comment.

ADC Write & Give program – Q4 update

The Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) Write and Give Program gave $3,500 USD to charities in the fourth quarter of 2011. The program acknowledges the writing efforts of our ADC community authors by donating 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).

To date the ADC has donated over $63,000 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 September 1, 2011 – November 30, 2011 are:

  • Tom Green
  • Joseph Labrecque
  • Denis Bulichenko
  • Alex Liebert
  • Morten Sandholdt
  • Itai Asseo
  • Laura Arguello
  • Dan Carr
  • Ian Devlin
  • Greg Veen
  • Greg LaFrance
  • Nithiyanandam Dharmadass
  • Jack Freudenheim
  • Ben Lyons
  • Pete Freitag
  • Tommi West
  • John Ulliman
  • Justin Moses

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

Adobe Cookbooks – Recipe request challenge

Adobe Cookbook recipes are snippets of code that are shared by community members to assist fellow developers in overcoming specific development issues; example here.  If a developer cannot locate a recipe to solve their issue they may submit a recipe request, where they outline the issue they are having in the hopes that someone else in the community may have a code snippet to share.  When a recipe request gets answered, it gets published as a regular recipe, same as the example linked above.  This is what a recipe request looks like prior to it being answered.

With the help of the user community and several Adobe employees, we have identified a list of recipe requests that we feel would be valuable contributions to the Adobe Cookbooks as well as for the larger Adobe community.  All that these requests need now are answers…and that’s where the challenge comes in!

For every recipe request below, the community member who provides the solution will receive:

  1. An Adobe Developer Connection t-shirt
  2. A chance at a Samsung 10.1 tablet

This is how it works: answer a recipe request associated with this promotion (any on the list below), then send an email to Ed Sullivan at Adobe (esulliva at adobe dot com) with a link to the recipe you published, your mailing address and your t-shirt size.  In addition to the t-shirt, you will also receive one entry into the drawing for the tablet.  If you answer two recipe requests, you would be entitled to two t-shirts and would receive two entries into the tablet drawing.  At this time we are asking that no one answer more than five of the recipe requests.  For those who do the maximum, that would mean that you have a 5 chances to get the tablet, in addition to enough t-shirts to outfit a family of five.  There are less than 30 eligible recipe requests in the challenge, so if you provide solutions to just 3 of them for example, you’d have better than a 10% shot at the tab!

Solutions will be reviewed and any that are deemed incorrect or incomplete will be deleted and the request will be returned to the pool of eligible requests.

Details around the process of answering a recipe request are below.  And as always…happy coding!

Ed Sullivan
Adobe Developer Connection
developer.adobe.com

Answering a recipe request:

You must have an adobe.com membership ID as you must be logged in to adobe.com to answer a recipe request (if you do not have one, you may create one here.)  If you arrive to the recipe request already logged in to adobe.com, you will see an “Answer” button.  Click this button and you will be ready to roll.  If you are not logged in when arriving at the page, you will see a “Login to answer or vote” button.  Click that button, login and you will be brought back to the recipe request page and the “Answer” button should now be present.  Click that button and you should be good to go.

The subsequent screen after clicking the “Answer” button is the recipe submission template.  Since this was originally a recipe request, the title and problem fields will be pre-populated with the information from the recipe request.  It is up to you to fill in the solution field and the detailed explanation field.  Once you have completed that, simply publish your recipe and you’re done!  You are also free to tweak the title and/or problem fields if you think it is necessary.

List of eligible recipe requests to answer (note: as requests get solutions provided to them, the links below will point to the solutions rather than the requests.)

 

ALL REQUESTS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!

How do I use a stencil buffer to create a reflection?

How do I add a trend line to a chart?

How do I create an AIR app on iOS that plays audio while in the background?

How do I perform a multicolumn sort in a Spark DataGrid?

How can I override the default mapping of the XML or XMLList class to JSON using the Flash Players built-in JSON support?

How do you dynamically change a Button’s color?

How do I access the front-facing camera on a mobile device in AIR? >>> How do I access the front-facing camera on a mobile device in AIR?

Can you provide an example of how to create a linear and radial gradient using only ActionScript?

How do you connect your mobile application to a PHP back end using Flash Builder for PHP?

How do I pre-populate form fields using data from a PHP service?

How can I access the exif data for images from the CameraRoll or CameraUI classes?

How do I display a PDF file in an AIR desktop application?

How do I move the ActionBar to the bottom of a Flex mobile app?

How do I disable an item in a mobile item renderer?

How do I use complex objects as dataproviders in the Spark DropDownList control?

How do I use color transforms in FXG? >>> How do I use color transforms in FXG?

How can you add bitmap data to the CameraRoll on Android and iOS devices?

How can you compress and uncompress ByteArray data?

How can I launch other applications using a URI scheme?

How do I create an AIR application for Android that doesn’t require the AIR runtime to already be installed on the device?

How do I create a Shape object in Flash Professional?

How can I use Typekit fonts in a WebKit view in AIR?

What is the most efficient way to represent data on a grid in ActionScript 3?

I’m new to ActionScript 3, what is the best practice for class and method statements like override, protected, and others?

How do I use FXG XML markup in Shape subclasses?

How can I proxy multiple event types to the same event callback function?

 

 

ADC Write and Give program

The Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) Write and Give Program gave $3,500 USD to charities in the third quarter of 2011. The program acknowledges the writing efforts of our ADC community authors by donating 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).

To date the ADC has donated over $60,000 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 June 1, 2011 – August 31, 2011 are:

  • David Powers
  • Jeanette Stallons
  • Chris Converse
  • Matthew David
  • Stephanie Rewis
  • Sunil Nair
  • Adam Tuttle
  • Tigran Najaryan
  • Mansour Raad
  • Justin Moses
  • Nithiyanandam Dharmadass
  • Niall O’Donovan
  • William van Weelden
  • Ross Przybylski
  • Jesse Freeman
  • Lou Barber
  • Dmitriy Yukhanov

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