Opening Credits

Here’s my intro, short and sweet.  My name is Brian Riggs, and I’m the lead engineer for the Adobe Media Player project.  For the last year and a half, our team has been heads-down on development, but now that the media player has actually shipped (woohoo!), I’ve got a little bit more free time on my hands.  I’m planning to use this blog to share my thoughts on developing on Flex and AIR.

AIR is an insanely cool platform on which to build a rich internet application. It boggles my mind that you can build and deploy an application that works on Windows, Mac, and (soon) Linux without writing any platform-specific code and without having to create any installers.  For these reasons alone, AIR is probably the best technology I’ve seen for creating one-off demo apps and proofs of concept.  And the combination of Flex/Flash with HTML/Javascript opens up some very interesting possibilities.

I’m also hoping to talk about some of the interesting features in the media player, and how we implemented them.  Speaking of the media player, anyone notice that The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are now available?

2 Responses to Opening Credits

  1. Uwe Schmitt says:

    Hello Brian,
    sorry for contacting you this way, but I couldn’t find your email-address.
    Today I found the very interesting kiwi-project. The last information about it was from August 2006. What is the reason for stopping further development?
    Greetings from Cologne/Germany

  2. Brian Riggs says:

    Hi Uwe,
    Most of the Kiwi team shifted over onto Adobe Media Player development. But there are a number of teams inside (and outside) of Adobe that are focusing on the “read-write web” (see Buzzword, not to mention the new text engine in Flash 10).