Archive for November, 2009

Contribute to Adobe Cookbooks and see your name in lights (or at least in Adobe documentation)

Have you checked out the re-designed Adobe Cookbooks? They’re a great place to find sample code to jump start a project you’re working on, or to share something fun and interesting you’ve developed.

For Flash Player 10.1, we’re using the new recipe request feature to get as many code examples as possible into the documentation. Now that the beta is available on Labs, you can start experimenting with some of the new ActionScript APIs.

Windows, Macintosh, and Linux are posted, and a beta for Palm webOS is expected later this year. You can sign up on Labs to be notified when the Palm Pre beta is available.

A recipe request is just a short idea for a code example; your solution can be as concise and creative as you like. We’ve posted a few so far and we’ll be adding more in the coming weeks. For the full list of 10.1 beta recipes and requests, filter on the tag “Flash Player 10.1 Beta.”

When you respond with useful examples for Flash Player 10.1, we’ll include your name and code in the official Adobe documentation. (OK, it’s not quite rock star status, but should at least count for guru points with your fellow developers.) Contributors are recognized on Adobe Cookbooks, and your answer might be featured in the Adobe Developer Connection.

You can also influence the documentation by voting up the beta recipe requests you most want to see, or by entering recipe requests of your own and tagging them “Flash Player 10.1 Beta.”

But why not go for the glory? Grab a recipe request and start coding today.

Welcome to our blog!

Flash Player 10.1 is going mobile! And we’re working on a great (if we do say so ourselves) new guide full of advice for mobile developers.

As we’re writing it, we’ll blog about some of the best tips and tricks as well as alerting you to interesting content written by the mobile development community. (You can subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking the link at the right.)

We’re working with Adobe ActionScript expert Thibault Imbert. He’s sharing optimizations and performance considerations he encounters as he develops mobile games, RIAs, and other applications for Flash Player 10.1. In the meantime, check out Thibault’s popular presentation at MAX 2009, “Designing and Developing for the Multiscreen Web”:

http://2009.max.adobe.com/online/session/362.