I have a theory. The majority of people who use enterprise software today use old school Client / Server apps. We’ve been trying to move these apps to the web for more than ten years. The ease of deployment of web apps is a clear motivator. Yet the client capabilities of the plain old web [...]
On Thursday, I’m presenting a session at CFUnited titled, “Building Multi-Player games on the Flash Platform with ColdFusion, Flex and Data Services“. As you can see, I’m trying to do something a bit more fun than my usual topics! Yes, I’m talking about ColdFusion powering a multiplayer game! Over the past 18 months, [...]
Over the past few weeks, Christophe Coenraets has been working some late nights experimenting with the various beta builds of AIR for Android. As a result, he has created some cool applications and shared them (with source) on his blog. If you have a few minutes, you should check them out! Here’s a [...]
Adobe Flash Builder for Force.com is now available! The new offering integrates the Flash Platform with Force.com (from salesforce.com) to bring the richness of the consumer Web to enterprise cloud applications. This jointly developed IDE provides a single, powerful tool for building cloud-based RIAs, which can easily be deployed to end users through the browser using Adobe Flash Player or directly to the desktop via Adobe AIR. Developers can use Adobe Flash Builder for Force.com to extend or enhance existing salesforce CRM implementations and custom-built Force.com applications, or build entirely new applications to meet any demanding business need.
Go here for more information, and check out salesforce.com’s developer page to get started.
Melrose – the monetization service previously known as Shibuya – is now live on Adobe Labs. If you were at MAX last year you probably remember the demo I did in the keynote on day 2. With literally just a couple lines of code you can add a complete license manager and payment solution to [...]
You’ve probably heard a lot of noise in the press, blogs, twitter, etc. about HTML 5. You’ve probably also heard how this new video and animation capabilities combined with other cool HTML 5 features is going to be the death of Flash, right? As a technical evangelist for Adobe, I obviously know a lot about [...]
Adobe has just launched the new AIR 2 based Tour de Flex version 2.0 which now contains almost 500 Flex examples! The new version has new AIR 2 examples (only available in the AIR version of Tour de Flex) including: File Promises Mass Storage Detection Native Process Open with default app Socket Server Also there [...]
We just posted Tour de Flex 2.0. If you already have a previous version of Tour de Flex, it should auto-update to 2.0. This latest version has several bug fixes and now requires AIR 2.0 to support many new AIR 2.0 samples. Go grab it and check out the new samples in the [...]
Earlier this week, I was updating an AIR app originally built on AIR 1.1 to AIR 2.0. I changed my namespace to 2.0 (so I could take advantage of some new AIR 2.0 specific APIs), built my .airi file, signed it and tried to install it. I expected it to prompt me to upgrade [...]
If you’ve been following my blog for long, you know that I LOVE Adobe AIR. My largest AIR project is ChessJam, an online Chess application that has users from over 155 countries playing over 2500 games per day. You can read about all of the incredible new features of AIR 2.0 here but the bottom [...]