ADOBE DEVELOPER WEEK

Ben Forta started Developer Week with his introduction to the Adobe Flash Platform session on Monday this week. There were hundreds of attendees, and thousands more in sessions that followed. In fact, there have been over 3,500 attendees these past three days and we expect even more for the rest of the week.

Presentations have covered multi-screen and mobile app development, the Flex framework, new features in Flash Builder and much more. All of the sessions from the past few days have already been posted on the Adobe Developer Connection and the page will be updated daily as more sessions go on throughout the week.

Presentations for later this week include Advanced Features in Flex, AIR 2.0 development for the desktop, AS34J for Java Developers, and a lot more. If you have missed them, check out the recorded sessions.

New Content in the Adobe Developer Connection

As part of our weekly content launches in the Adobe Developer Connection, we’ve recently published some new articles for Flash Platform developers.

The new skinning architecture in Flex 4 beta makes it easy to completely change the look and feel of an application. Follow Ryan Frishberg to learn about the new improvements by writing a basic skin for a button and then delving into skinnable components. Building on what you’ve learned there, Evtim Georgiev addresses a number of pain points in skinning, CSS, components, states, animation, text, and graphics tags. He also shows you how to create a custom layout in his article, Spark layouts with Flex 4 beta. Meanwhile, read Tim Buntel’s article to learn how a brand new approach in Flash Builder beta can simplify the development of data-centric applications.

If you are working with web video, you’ll want to learn how to customize the ActionScript 3 FLVPlayback component, the built-in solution in Adobe Flash CS4 Professional for displaying video on the web. Also be sure to download two updated templates: spokesperson presentation with synchronized graphics and showcase website for personal video.

Flash animators: Dig into Chris Georgenes’ popular series covering the entire process of creating a digital animated character in Flash CS4 Professional. And there’s a bonus: a killer animation technique that creates convincing 3D effects while remaining in the 2D realm. Also be sure to check out Tom Green’s article on Integrating Flash CS4 with After Effects CS4.

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