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New content available in the Adobe Developer Connection

Check out the latest content posted to the Adobe Developer Connection:

Creating marketing platforms with Adobe Flex: Learn how to leverage the Flex SDK to build marketing platforms.

Displaying LiveCycle ES process data in Flex graphs: Programmatically populate a Flex graph control to view a visual representation of process data.

Building a YChat! Instant Messenger application using Flash Lite for mobile devices: Create a mobile chat application that interacts with the IM Chat server to display and deliver chat content.

Building your first dynamic website – Part 2: Adding user functionality: Learn to add functionality to your page, work with your database, and lay out the page.

Creating a Spry XML data set: Learn to create basic and dynamic XML data sets with Dreamweaver and ColdFusion.

Using the Image Editing panel in Fireworks: This is an update of a previous article – learn some of the time saving features of the Image Editing panel.

New content available in the Adobe Developer Connection

Some terrific new content now posted in the Adobe Developer Connection:

Quick start: Embedding an Adobe Rich Island into an SAP Web Dynpro application: Learn to add Adobe Flex interfaces to SAP WebDynpro apps with this new Quick start.

Flex 3 Component Solutions excerpt: Introducing hierarchal data and components: Make the best use of hierarchies to better organize your data.

Code in Flex, test in Flash: Ensure a smooth workflow between design and development by coding apps in Flex and testing in Flash.

Understanding live DVR – Part 1: Implementing a live DVR player: Leverage the live DVR capabilities of Flash Media Server 3.5 by building a sample video player application.

Building your first dynamic website – Part 1: Setting up your site and database connection: Learn to set up your site and database connection.

Tableless layouts with Dreamweaver CS4: Create a two-column CSS layout from scratch and understand what you need to consider in the process.

Setting up a PHP development environment for Dreamweaver: Learn how to set up a PHP development environment on a Windows or a Macintosh computer for building PHP web applications with Adobe Dreamweaver and a MySQL database server. NOTE: This article was originally written for Dreamweaver CS3 and has been updated for Dreamweaver CS4.

Animated logos in Fireworks CS4: Learn best practices for creating and integrating animated logos into your projects.

Managing localized Adobe RoboHelp 8 projects: Learn best practices for managing the process of creating localized help in multiple languages.

New content available in the Adobe Developer Connection

Several new articles have been posted to the Adobe Developer Center:

Choose a Flex framework – Get a summary of the most popular frameworks currently available for Flex and make your choice.

Logged in: Introducing Adobe AIR Marketplace – Check out this improved resource for cool and useful community AIR apps.

Key concepts and changes migrating apps to ActionScript 3.0
– Get an overview of key concepts that will help you migrate your applications from ActionScript 2.0.

SwitchBoard: Integrate your ExtendScript – Learn how to create a simple Adobe AIR application and test it.

Code editing in Dreamweaver – Learn how Dreamweaver CS4 accommodates web coders’ workflows.

Creating a simple animation in Flash – learn how to import artwork to Flash CS4, create an animation, and change an animation after you’ve created it.

Adobe TV Video Podcasts On iTunes

Good news!! You can now search for and find Adobe’s Platform evangelism team, as well as Adobe software engineers, product managers, and special guests on iTunes as they provide tips and tricks on how to develop first-class digital experiences with Adobe products.

We re-encoded 12 highly rated videos that were previously posted to Adobe TV and will continue to roll out more as we record them.

Click here to check them out!

New AIR 1.5 content in the AIR Developer Center

Just in time for MAX 2008, Adobe released the new version of Adobe AIR 1.5, and the AIR Developer Center has a bunch of new content to help you learn about and experience the notable new features in this release, including Pixel Bender effects, 3D transformations, and encrypted local database.

Be sure to check out the new and updated sample applications, including BlackBookSafe (developed by Adobe’s AIR team), Salesbuilder (Christophe Coenraets), Apprise (Christian Cantrell), and 3D Image Browsr (Grant Skinner).

We also added 17 new Quick Start articles for HTML/Ajax, Flex, and Flash developers–to help you jump start your AIR projects.

Finally, O’Reilly released today the Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook: more than 100 recipes for building cool AIR apps, and we have a sample chapter for you to check out. Enjoy… and be sure to add your own recipes to the online version of the AIR cookbook.

Some great community-driven events

Flex Camp New Jersey and have teamed up to present the very first 360|Flex Camp!

Centrally located between NYC and Philly, New Jersey serves as a perfect host for 360Conference’s latest creation – 360|Flex Camp – NJ!

360|Flex Camp is a subtle blend of Workshop and Conference with a touch of fun. This 2-day event has something for every skill-level.

Day 1 – Advanced Intro into Flex Workshop – By Yakov Fain of Farata Systems
Day 2 – Conference – Presentations, Vendor Area, Food, Give-A-Ways.

For more information, please visit their website at

FlashPitt 2008
Flashpitt is a one-day conference for multimedia designers, developers, and artists. It’s the first event of it’s kind in the Pittsburgh area. National and international industry leaders will be present to share inside tips, new technologies and behind the scenes looks to Flashpitt’s attendees.

This event is not just for Flash developers; there will also be sessions for Designers, Web Developers and Students just starting out in the industry. Two tracks of sessions will run from 9am until about 6pm, followed by an after party full of fun and networking opportunities.

Sign up on their web site for their notifications list or follow them on Twitter to keep up on all the plans and details.

The Actionscript Conference
The Actionscript Conference (TAC) is a community conference with the focus on Flash Platform. Attendees will find themselves immersed in a day of learning, knowledge exchange, and networking. TAC aims to bring topics on Actionscript 3.0, Flash development, Enterprise Flex, AIR, Integrating of Flash and other Platforms, and building Rich Internet Application to its audience.

TAC is organized by the Singapore Flex user group with an aim at creating conferences that are for developers, by developers.

For more information on this event please check out their site.

ADC Write and Give Program donates $6200 in the Q3 of 2008

The Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) Write and Give Program gave $6200 USD to charities in the third quarter of 2008. The program acknowledges the writing efforts of our ADC community authors by giving 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). In 2008, our goal is to give between $24,000-$32,000 to these charities in recognition of our ADC authors. To our ADC authors, we thank you for sharing your technical expertise with the greater developer community and helping other communities as well!

Read on to find out how much we gave in Q3 2008, and to see the list of authors for this quarter!

* Benetech: Creates new technology solutions that serve humanity and empower people to improve their lives. Amount given: $1320

* Nature Conservancy: Works around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. Amount given: $1220

* Mercy Corp: Alleviates suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. Amount given: $1020

* Care: Fights global poverty by serving individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Amount given: $1320

* America’s Second Harvest Network: Is the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization. Amount given: $1320

The authors who participated in this program from June 1, 2008 – August 31, 2008 are:

o Sheri German
o Paulo Caroli
o Ayo Binitie
o Louie Penaflor
o Jonathan Tabak
o Jim Babbage
o Nick Myers
o DryIcons
o Tom Green
o Kumar Vivek
o John Wylie
o Samir Dash
o David Tucker
o Bill Bejeck
o Sean Moore
o Henrik Lindahl
o Sebastien Arbogast
o Zee Yang

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

Edward Sullivan
Product Manager
Adobe Developer Connection

New RIA series on the ADC

Have you ever thought about creating an application with a Flex/BlazeDS/Spring/Hibernate/MySQL architecture, built with Maven? This is the theme of the first part as well as the other upcoming two parts of the new series “The Flex, Spring, and BlazeDS full stack ” available on the Flex Developer Center. In the series, Sébastien Arbogast walks you through the step-by-step process to create a standard to-do list that allows you to add, delete, and edit tasks from a list.

Check out Part 1 now and keep tuned on the rest of the series.

New Getting Started Panel on the ADC

Looking to learn how to use an Adobe product? Or to add another product to your collection of skills? There’s a new feature on the Adobe Developer Connection that can help you reach your goal.

Today, the ADC team added a new Getting Started panel to the ADC home page. This panel, located just above the Features panel, streamlines your path to beginner product tutorials and documentation in the developer product centers. It also points you to introductions to the top project types that people are designing and developing with Adobe technologies.

Check out the new panel, and let us know (in comments) if there are other resources or paths you’d like to see included. Enjoy!

Updated Flash video templates

The tutorials in the Flash video templates section of the Flash Developer Center are designed to help you learn about the video authoring capabilities of Flash. Each project combines video with graphics, custom branding and navigation, and interactivity.


Whether it’s a showcase website for personal video, a product description website with video clips, a video presentation with navigation, a spokesperson presentation with synchronized graphics, or a Flash video gallery, these samples will help you get started exploring video on the web.