Posts in Category "Macromedia"

New TattleTale Product Page: Macromedia News On Your Desktop

Just wanted to mention that I finally got around to putting together a product page for TattleTale, the application that lets your receive Macromedia news on your desktop. In case you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a Windows, OS X, and cross-platform Java version. The product page contains all the information you need to get going with TattleTale, including screenshots of all three versions.

Macromedia Launches Captivate

From the website:

Macromedia Captivate (formerly RoboDemo) automatically records all on-screen actions and instantly creates an interactive Flash simulation. Point-and-click to add text captions, narration, and e-learning interactions without programming knowledge.

You can find out more at the Captivate product page…

http://www.macromedia.com/go/captivate/

… or, for those of you short on time, check out this recorded Breeze Live presentation which spells the whole thing out, including a demonstration.

Breeze Live by the Month or the Minute

Peter Ryce talks about the new Breeze Live monthly and pay-per-use plans through a recorded Breeze Live presentation. Even if you aren’t interested in new ways to use Breeze Live, it’s worth checking out the presentation just to see the live, real-time polls he conducts. Very cool stuff.

A Glimpse of Life at Macromedia

I haven’t been posting much lately for two very good reasons. 1) I was at the main office in San Francisco all last week, attending meetings for almost the entire week (they only let us out to sleep, and use the rest rooms), and 2) because I’m really busy working on something that will be announced shortly. I did manage to take a few pictures while at the main office, however, so I thought I’d give the community a quick glimpse of the Macromedia workplace.

Do kids today even know who this guy is? Or even what claymation is, for that matter?

Quite possibly the coolest cube at all of Macromedia.

A plasma screen cycling through posts aggregated by MXNA, keeping the company up to speed on what’s happening in the community. Rumor has it the subliminal message “Obey the Customer” occasionally flashes by.

Myself, Mike Chambers, and Danny Dura risking life and limb to reach our next meeting on time. (If only Segways didn’t cost as much as I sold my last car for, I’d buy one in a heartbeat.)

Get Macromedia Certified For Less

Register for a Macromedia Certified Professional Exam during the month of August and save 60% off the regular exam price. See the Macromedia Certified Professional Program for details and your promo code.

So how many of you are Macromedia certified, and in what technologies? What do you think of software certifications in general? Personally, I think they’re a good thing. If I were hiring, I certainly wouldn’t base a decision solely on certifications, but it could help tip the scale one way or the other if two candidates were close. That, and of course a small bribe, or perhaps a new watch. :)

Macromedia Developer Center Content as RSS

Developer Center content has been available as an RSS feed for some time, but here’s a new twist. Developer Center content is now being included in the individual Macromedia Product RSS Feeds as well, so in addition to TechNotes, security bulletins and product update notifications, you can also watch for relevant Developer Center content.

How many of you are subscribed to the Macromedia Product RSS Feeds? If you’re not subscribed, why not? There’s no better way to keep up to speed on Macromedia technology. Click here to get started.

Two New Product RSS Feeds Added

We added two new product feeds to the collection of Macromedia Product RSS Feeds today: FlashPaper and Contribute Publishing Services. We now have the following 18 products covered:

  1. Authorware
  2. Breeze
  3. Central
  4. ColdFusion
  5. Contribute
  6. Contribute Publishing Services
  7. Director
  8. Dreamweaver
  9. Flash Communication Server
  10. Fireworks
  11. Flash
  12. FlashPaper
  13. Flash Player
  14. Flash Remoting
  15. Flex
  16. FreeHand
  17. HomeSite
  18. JRun

For more information on what these product feeds are, how they work, and how you can use them, see the Macromedia Product RSS Feed page.

Macromedia.com Feedback

Thanks for the feedback on the forums yesterday. I’m going to pass this information on to the forums team for them to consider in upcoming releases. The forums are an important part of the Macromedia community, and we want to make sure they are moving in the right direction. (Also, if you have some time, how about responding to the new forum poll over in the right-hand margin?)

Today I’m interested in Macromedia.com, and specifically what you think of the flow and organization of the site. Are you easily able to find the information you’re after? Is it where you were expecting it to be? How often do you have to use the search feature to find what you are looking for? Tell us what we can do to improve the Macromedia.com experience.

Macromedia Forums

Just wondering how many of you out there use the Macromedia web-based forums on a regular basis. Any specific feedback you’d like to pass along?

How many of you are using NNTP rather than the web-based forums? Anything in particular about the NNTP hook you’d like to report?

And finally, what news readers do you like for both Windows and Mac? I’ve tried several for OS X, and I can’t find one I like. Rather than reading dozens of news reader reviews before trying another batch, I’d rather get some feedback from my readers since it’s obvious you have excellent taste!

Try Breeze For Free in July

No doubt you’ve heard about Breeze, and chance are, you have either seen a Breeze presentation, or even participated in a Breeze Live meeting. If you’re curious about how it works, you can get a free Breeze account during the month of July and check it out.