Adobe MAX 2011 – A Special Deal for Loyalists!

Have you attended Adobe MAX in years past?  If so, you should know about this special promotion for our loyalists (defined as people who have attended MAX previously).  Until May 31st, 2011, you can use this special URL and token to register for Adobe MAX 2011 here.

Please help us spread the good word via twitter too!    Here is a cut and paste tweet (below) or just use the tweet button on this page.  We need help to reach all the loyalists.

Previous #AdobeMAX goers, register before 5/31 for a discount!

What is cool about Adobe MAX this year is the fact there is a second event running in parallel with MAX.  The Adobe Digital Enterprise Summit 2011 will take place October 3rd and 4th. Why should you attend?  For starters, I will be speaking at this event.  Second, staying at the forefront of enterprise architecture requires constant exposure to new technical innovations and an understanding of industry trends.   Come to this event and connect with a thriving ecosystem of thought leaders, partners, and technology solution providers. If you are a business decision-maker, technology leader, or marketing professional interested in deepening customer intimacy and extending brand value within your organization, this event is for you.

See you there!


Meet the Playbook – J’Burg and Dubai



It has been a while since I have had time to update you all on the amazing traction that we’re seeing for AIR across devices.  I’ve spent a week touring with Motorola and next up it’s RIM, for Meet the Playbook.

I know that many of you have already attended the Western Europe events, and given the cool apps that are starting to pop up on the App World, it was certainly worth the effort!  The whole Evangelist team have Playbooks now, and we’re working on our own apps to show off the platform.

Check out the video, incredible performance.  Laughing in the face of HD video..

Next up, I’ll be joining Sanyu Kiruluta and the rest of the RIM team in Johannesburg and Dubai.  These are two of the most exciting dates on the calendar for this half of the year.

Hopefully I’ll see you there, in the baking 40 degree heat :-)

LCDS Multi-Client Support: Native iOS, Android, HTML, Java, and Flex

Last year at MAX, we announced and sneak peeked the new multi-client support in LCDS. LCDS will soon provide native client libraries for iOS, Java, Android, HTML / HTML 5 (with WebSockets support when available), and Flex. The engineering team has been hard at work on this. My friend Mete Atamel has been leading the charges, and he recently recorded the screencast below showing six different clients connecting to an LCDS server.

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Slides from today’s webinar: Introduction to Flash Builder for PHP

As I promised here are the slides Kevin and I used for today webinar:

Here are what we covered:

  • Short introduction to this new product – Flash Builder for PHP
  • Using the new project wizard Flex and PHP and discussing the generated projects
  • “Consuming” a PHP service from Flex
  • Building a simple UI to display data stored in the database
  • Explaining how the PHP remoting end point is configured (gateway.php)
  • Tips and tricks on using PHP doc to help Flex generate the correct data type for return variables, arguments, and value objects.

You can find the recording of the webinar here.

Reported issues with Flash Player 10.3 and Internet Explorer 9

We are tracking and actively investigating the issues reported with Flash Player 10.3 and Internet Explorer 9. Users are reporting that SWF content is being displayed in the upper left corner of the screen. We want to give those of who are encountering these issues an update.

First, we apologize to everyone affected — we know you count on Flash Player as an integral component of the web and we strive for high quality and performance in each release.  We are actively looking into the root cause and best fix for this issue, and many thanks to those of you who have submitted the necessary information via email and our online bug database which has given us the solid leads we are pursuing.

Flash Player 10 and later can use your system’s graphics hardware to accelerate video decoding, and can also accelerate video presentation on some sites. Starting with Flash Player 10.2, Flash Player also takes advantage of hardware accelerated graphics in Internet Explorer 9, utilizing hardware rendering surfaces to improve graphics performance.

The reports for Flash Player 10.3 indicate that systems with Intel HD Graphics adapters running Internet Explorer 9 are the systems being impacted by this particular bug.  However, if you are encountering this issue and have a different configuration we’d love to hear from you.  Please review the instructions on this page for details on generating the information we’ll need for further investigation.

There are a few workarounds that you can do on your end until this issue is resolved:

  1. On some systems, you may be able to resolve this issue by updating the Intel HD Graphics drivers .  It has been reported that driver versions and above do not exhibit this bug.  Unfortunately, some systems might require updates directly from your system manufacturer.  We’re working with system manufacturers to make sure they include the latest drivers in future releases.
  2. You can disable hardware acceleration in Internet Explorer 9 using the instructions on this page .  Please note that you should re-enable hardware acceleration once this problem has been resolved to enjoy the full benefits of hardware acceleration.

We will continue provide updates as new information becomes available.