Today Salesforce.com released Chatter 2 for enterprise collaboration with a new capability built on the Flash Platform. Powered by Adobe AIR, Chatter Desktop lets you experience and contribute to Chatter across multiple platforms without opening a web browser. Employees can post updates, comments, files, links, and can even filter the feed by group. It also displays pop-up alerts at the bottom of the computer screen so employees are instantly notified of important updates within their Chatter network. Chatter Desktop was built with Adobe Flash Builder for Force.com, a developer tool created by the two companies to enable rich cross-platform desktop and browser based applications that run on Force.com. Now using Chatter 2, collaborating at work can be as easy as using Facebook! For more information: http://bit.ly/a1UkhF
Salesforce.com is putting on a great event on August 25 in San Mateo, California where you can learn about how to build RIAs on the Cloud with Flash Builder for Force.com. This will be a great opportunity to meet the team that built the tool and learn how to use it! If you can’t make [...]
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 [...]
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.
Client + Cloud technologies have been quickly evolving and maturing. The combination of Flex and Salesforce.com continue to lead the way for next generation Client + Cloud applications. Recently I did a Webinar on The Flash Platform and Salesforce.com with Dave Carroll from Salesforce. If you missed it you can watch the [...]
The combination of Flex and The Cloud is quickly becoming an IT and paradigm changing combination. Here are a number of recently published resources for learning more about this :
An article I wrote has been published on the online Flash & Flex Developer’s Magazine: Flex and The Cloud: Is this really just Client/Server 2.0?
While at Dreamforce 2009 I was able to see some amazing enterprise Flex RIAs. Here is an RIA Cowboy Video of Right90’s Sales Forecasting application. Let me know what you think.
On Thursday December 17th I’ll be doing an eSeminar about Salesforce.com and the Adobe Flash Platform. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how to build Flex RIAs on the Cloud using the new Flash Builder for Force.com tool. Signup and see more details. Hope to see you there!
This week I’m in San Francisco at Dreamforce – Salesforce.com’s yearly conference. It’s amazing to walk around the expo hall and see how much Flex is being used in enterprise products and services. Like last year I’ve been recording some videos of some of the great enterprise Flex apps here. Also Greg [...]
Flex developers interested in new opportunities may want to look at the developer preview of Adobe Flash Builder for Force.com. Flash Builder for Force.com is a new development tool for building cloud-based, rich Internet applications (RIAs) that can be deployed in the browser through Adobe Flash Player or on the desktop leveraging Adobe AIR. In the tutorial series, Building a desktop application with Flash Builder for Force.com, Jeanette Stallons steps developers through the process of building an application from start to finish, covering salesforce.com, Stratus, Flex, and AIR fundamentals.
Also be sure to check out the newly released Day 4 of our popular video training, Flex 4 beta in a Week, to learn about extending events, accessing remote data, and creating a typed data model.
Apart from the data-centric capabilities, Flex 4 support, and other great features, Flash Builder 4 beta 2 introduces some new and updated features to improve developer productivity and make writing MXML and ActionScript code faster and easier. Read the article by Jason San Jose, Developer productivity improvements in Flash Builder 4 beta, to learn about the Call Hierarchy view, enhanced states syntax support, changes to code hints, and editor improvements.
Developers interested in sharing open standards and best practices for video player applications built on the Adobe Flash Platform may wish to check out the Open Source Media Framework and then follow R Blank’s tutorial presentations, Building video players in Flash with the OSMF, to get a feeling for how the OSMF helps standardize the way that media players—particularly video players—are built on the Flash Platform.