Archive for October, 2005

If You Missed MAX, Catch the Movie

Even if you were there, you can relive some of the best moments through the MAX 2005 videos. It’s all very good stuff, but you definitely need to check out the Ze Frank segment at the beginning of day one.

Macromedia Labs Source Code

I put a page up on the Macromedia Labs wiki the other day about how to get the Labs source code repository. We have Subversion running on the Labs server for things like ActionScript libraries, examples, etc. Right now, we have about 57 small examples of the Flex Framework checked in, and we’re working on a ton of other stuff. (We don’t have the examples linked to their source yet, but we’re working on that.) The best part is that we’re releasing all the code under an extremely liberal license.

I’ll make another post when we check in the next batch of code.

Macromedia Labs is Live

It hasn’t been officially announced in the keynote yet, but Macromedia Labs is live and ready to go. I have to head out to the conference, so I don’t have a lot of time to write about it, but I think it’s pretty self-explanatory. If you want to get your hands on new Macromedia technologies very early (like Zorn and Flash Player 8.5), and you want access to tons of resources, then you’ll want to check out Macromedia Labs.

Macromedia Pins at MAX

Want some very cool Macromedia pins? Just find me at MAX, and ask. These were handed out at a company party at the Fillmore in San Francisco a couple weeks ago. One per customer, so pick your favorite product.

Video of Flex Announcement at Web 2.0

Although you’ve probably already seen the Flex 2.0 product family announcement, you can now see a video clip of Kevin Lynch actually delivering the official announcement at Web 2.0. Mike Chambers got Kevin’s entire presentation on tape. It’s only about 15 minutes long, but Kevin packs in a ton of good information, including building a very nice little application using Flex Builder 2 (Zorn) in only about 5 minutes. The clip is available as Flash video both on Mike’s blog and on Google Video. If you get seasick, brace yourself for about the first 30 seconds, but after that, it stabilizes.

Google Launches an RSS Aggregator

Just in time for Cool Tool Friday, Google has launched an RSS aggregator. It looks like Google is really starting to realize the value of Flash, as well. After moving Google Video over to Flash, they are now using Flash in their new RSS aggregator to play podcasts. Very cool stuff.

What are you using to aggregate? I’m using Bloglines now so I can switch between computers easily, but I might give the new Google Reader a try.

Update: Like Gmail, Google Reader even supports Vi keys. Nice!

At Web 2.0 the Rest of the Week

I’m blogging from the conference from my sidekick, so this post will be short. I’ll be at Web 2.0 for the rest of the week, so if you’re not getting a response to an email, that’s why. I’ll be back in the office Monday. If you’re at Web 2.0, keep an eye out for me.