Free Flex Builder 3 for Unemployed Developers

Even though there are some signs of economic recovery, the job market continues to get worse. With the offer of free Flex Builder 3, we’d like to make it easier for unemployed developers to add Flex skills to their skill set, which even now remains in high demand. For details and to apply for the program, please visit

Flash Builder beta serial number extension site is now live

Flash Builder 4 beta extension serial numbers are available for all licensed Flex Builder 3 customers. This includes all commercial and education serial numbers. To request a beta extension serial number, you will need to enter your Flex Builder 3 serial number. Please go to the extension request site to obtain a serial to extend Flash Builder 4 beta.

Tour de Flex 1.2.1 Released – bug fixes and a few new features

Since we launched  Tour de Flex 1.2, several bugs have been reported and fixed.  Version 1.2.1 is now available that contains the following fixes and changes:

BUG FIX – Flex SDK samples didn’t work offline.  All Flex SDK and AIR samples now work offline
BUG FIX – The icons were broken in list view when offline

Bicycles, Flex and LiveCycle Data Services – AMGEN Tour of California

Whether you are a bicycle racing fan or not, this is a very cool use of Flex and Data Services – The Tour Tracker was developed using Adobe Flex® Builder™ and Adobe® LiveCycle®, and is meant to be an immersive Web application that incorporates live video, audio, and real-time data streams of the event. Tour viewers can select from multiple live, high-quality video streams delivered in Flash technology; view multiple picture-in-picture video streams; chat live with other fans; access live updates of photos and video clips during the race, and enjoy live commentary from cycling experts.

You can read the full press release here.

Christophe Coenraets blogged about this during the 2007 race where he describes how LiveCycle Data Services was implemented to bring this cool site to life. This year’s site has some new features but the basic architecture is the same. You can read Christophe’s article here.

The race is underway now so check it out!