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!

Adobe Edge resources

As many of you are probably already aware, an Adobe Edge preview has been posted to Adobe Labs today.  Here is a quick roundup of resources:

That’s all for now…enjoy!

ADC Write & Give program

The Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) Write and Give Program gave $3,500 USD to charities in the second quarter of 2011. 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).

To date the ADC has donated over $56,000 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 March 1, 2011 – May 31, 2011 are:

  • Greg Hamer
  • Liz Myers
  • Tommi West
  • Dan Carr
  • Chris Georgenes
  • Pedro Claudio
  • Elad Elrom
  • Holly Schinsky
  • David Hassoun
  • Fabio Sonnati
  • Jamie Scanlon
  • Denis Bulichenko
  • Ray Blaak
  • David Powers
  • Brian Wood
  • Jeanette Stallons
  • Matthew David
  • Andrew Trice
  • Emily Kim
  • Greg Lafrance
  • Gaurav Pandey
  • Damian Piccolo
  • Esteban Yofre
  • Omar Gonzalez
  • Deke Smith
  • Ken Nelson
  • Kevin Schroeder
  • Nicholas Kwiatkoski
  • Peiter Buick
  • Ben Lyons
  • Chris Gross
  • Mak Pandit
  • Neil Perlin
  • Peter Grainge
  • Ross Przyblyski

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

Flash Platform Community unites to help Japan

Well the Flash community is at it again with their Flash Community Cares site.  This time they are raising money for the relief effort in Japan.  Items available for bid include software and conference tickets and 100% of the auction proceeds will go to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund – a GlobalGiving Project.

More items to be added for bid over time, so be sure to check the Flash Community Cares site for updates.

A special thanks to all the folks who made this auction possible.  Special thanks to the organizers of 360Flex and FATC events for their donations as well as to Chuck Freedman.

Also, thanks in advance to all the bidders who will make these donations possible.

Happy bidding!

Video Learning Guide for Flash

Adobe Flash Professional lets you easily put video on a web page in a format that almost anyone can view. This guide provides an introduction to web video, including information on how to create and publish video on the web. Explore the sections below to dive into whatever topic interests you.

Overview of video for Flash – Start things off right with this overview of key concepts and terminology related to web video and video formats.

Progressive and streaming video for Flash – Examine the variety of options for delivering video to Flash Player.

Capturing and encoding video for Flash – Learn how prerecorded web video is encoded and how to get best results when capturing video.

Adding video to a web page – Learn the two general approaches to adding video to web pages: using Dreamweaver or Flash.

Synchronization and captions in video for Flash – Get an overview of the key concepts involved in content synchronization and captioning.

NTSC and PAL video standards – Understand key concepts related to the NTSC and PAL video standards.

The video learning guide for Flash Professional introduces core concepts of video on the web, and provides you with tools for developing your skills.

 

ADC Write & Give program

The Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) Write and Give Program gave $3,500 USD to charities in the first quarter of 2011. 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).

To date the ADC has donated over $53,000 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, 2010 – February 28, 2011 are:

  • Raymond Camden
  • Jack Wilber
  • Donald Booth
  • Dann Carr
  • Justin Putney
  • David Hassoun
  • Joseph Magly

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

Recipe drive wrap-up

The Adobe Cookbooks recipe drive for Flash, ActionScript and Flex recipes ended on November 30 and we had some really great contributions as well as some really great contributors!

Congratulations to our winner, Ben Fhala, for contributing the most recipes!  Ben submitted 17 recipes in the month of November and you can check out his submissions here.  As promised in this post announcing the recipe drive, Ben will receive an ADC branded Timbuk2 messenger bag with some additional surprises in it for being the #1 contributor for the recipe drive.

Two other contributors made a big impact in November as well and I wanted to take a moment to give them a mention here as well:

  • Marijan Tompa – Marijan contributed 12 recipes during November; you can see a list of his submissions here.
  • Virat Patel – Virat contributed 11 recipes during November; you can see a list of his submissions here.

A big THANK YOU to Ben, Marijan, Virat and all the other contributors who helped make this recipe drive such a success!

ADC Write & Give program

The Adobe Developer Connection (ADC) Write & Give Program gave $3,500 USD to charities in the fourth quarter of 2010. 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).

To date the ADC has donated over $50,000 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, 2010 – November 30, 2010 are:

  • Holly Schinsky
  • Rafiq Elmansy
  • Tommi West
  • David Powers
  • Jeanette Stallons
  • Ben Garney
  • David Hassoun
  • Fumio Nonaka
  • Ray Blaak
  • Edwin Biemond
  • Shyamprasad P
  • Anthony Cintron
  • Kev McCabe
  • Matt Gifford
  • David Hogue
  • Brian Wood
  • Joseph Lowery

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