Posts in Category "RIAs"

SWFs indexed without lifting a finger

Today there’s some big news for RIA developers and folks who blog about Flash SEO: Google and Yahoo! now have optimized Adobe Flash Player technology to enhance search engine indexing of SWF files. The implemented solution works with all existing SWF content, across all versions of the SWF file format. Best of all, developers don’t have to do anything to their published SWFs for them to be indexed. Read the FAQ to find out more.

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Playful Flash ActionScript 3.0 samples

Back in the day, Noah Zilberberg created two dozen samples for Macromedia Flash MX. Some of these files were complete applications, games, or other types of content — while others were simple movies intended to introduce a concept from which Flash users could build their own movies.

People loved them. But then Flash 8 came, and then Flash CS3 replaced it. Those samples were still online but woefully outdated. Dan Carr has updated the most interesting ones and added a few of his own. These Flash ActionScript 3.0 samples demonstrate various features common in Flash development.

Here’s one in particular that’s fun to play with:

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Which sample do you like best? Would you like to send us one of your own to add to the site?

ActionScript reference for RIA development

Mike Chambers and Frog Design have done an excellent job compiling an alphabetical reference for all native ActionScript APIs for the Adobe technology platform runtimes: Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR, as well as the Adobe Flex framework APIs.

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Use this guide both as an API reference and a tool to learn about the ActionScript APIs available within the runtimes. Mike says that this document is released under a Creative Commons license (people can redistribute, edit, and print). You could probably even have the source Adobe InDesign file if you wanted it. It’ll definitely be handed out at conferences — and maybe even the on AIR Tour now crisscrossing Europe.

Prepare for the Flash Player 9 April 2008 Security Update

April is just around the corner and so is a planned security update for Flash Player 9 to strengthen the security of the ubiquitous player. To ensure a seamless transition to the update, which may impact SWF content, check out Preparing for the Flash Player 9 April 2008 Security Update. This document provides an overview of the upcoming Flash Player changes, links to TechNotes, and relevant documentation to help you better prepare.

Shantanu Narayen and Kevin Lynch speak at Engage 2008

Engage 2008 came and went (what, you didn’t get the invite? neither did anyone I know, including me) but you can see what happened early in the day by viewing this 50-min. video of Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and CTO Kevin Lynch presenting in front of the audience of “key thought leaders and influencers.”

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If you can’t get enough of Engage 2008, there’s aways Scoble’s shaky Qik videos to entertain you.

check out the latest Adobe Edge newsletter

Hi there – I manage the Edge newsletter, another product from the Adobe Developer Connection team. A couple days ago, we launched the February edition of the Edge and there’s lots of great content in there… For example, we published an article about Adobe Media Player (AMP) and how to structure RSS feeds to play within AMP. Zach Stepek contributed an excellent article about Blaze DS, another open source effort from Adobe. Brian Rinaldi penned an article in which he compares Flex and Ajax – very interesting. And of course, there’s the ever-so popular edge of Flash column that Rob Ford, of FWA fame, cranks out each issue. As usual, Rob’s column is the most

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