Archive for June, 2008

The Flex Show – Now With Video

The Flex Show, a bi-weekly podcast focused on the Flex community, has launched a new video version that will be produced in addition to the existing podcast. Episode 1 is up now on their site, focusing on an introduction to Flex Builder and building your first Flex project. If you’re new to Flex, or thinking about getting started, this is a great video to watch.

Stay Up To Date with RIA News

We’ve recently launched an RIA focused newsletter called the RIA Buzz. If you’re interested in RIA development, you should subscribe to the RIA Buzz. In each newsletter we deliver in four major areas:

  • RIAs that Rock: David Tucker highlights cool RIA applications.
  • Essential Articles: Selected must read articles from all over the web.
  • The Metablog: Robert Cadena of SearchCoders.com distills what the community is saying.
  • Expert Events: Your opportunity for education and contacting Adobe team members.

Here’s the first issue of the newsletter that went out last month. The newsletter will be sent out every 6 weeks, with the next one scheduled for early July.

A few notes about subscribing to this newsletter. We hate spam as much as you do, so when you subscribe, we don’t opt-in you in to other communications from Adobe – just the newsletter. However, if at a later date you unsubscribe from all Adobe communications, it will stop your newsletter subscription. You’ll have to subscribe again at that point.

Test Out The New Flex.org

We’ve been developing a new community oriented version of Flex.org, and I’d like to get your feedback on it. Head to flex.org/beta to see the new site in action – it aggregates a number of Flex oriented RSS feeds into one listing for you, including Flex jobs from SearchCoders.com and Dice.com, articles from Digg.com and DZone, examples from FlexExamples.com, along with a listing of Flex user groups and consulting companies, and Flex related events.

Post your comments about the new site in this blog, keeping in mind that the site is still in beta, and we’re working out some of the problems with information display.

Nominate Flex for a SourceForge.net Community Award

The SourceForge.net 2008 Community Choice Awards are open, and wouldn’t it be great if Flex were a winner? Click here to nominate Flex SDK and select the "Best Tool or Utility for Developers" category.

We’ve moved!

FYI, we’ve moved the Flex Team Blog to a new location: http://blogs.adobe.com/flex/. We’ll get some redirects going in a few days, but in the meantime, update your RSS readers!

Flex 3 Cookbook Cook-Off contest

RIA developers: Got great code recipes marinating in your brain? During the Flex 3 Cookbook Cook-Off contest, share your code solutions in the Flex Cookbook site for a chance to win some great prizes, including a free ticket to MAX 2008, the entire set of books from the O’Reilly Adobe Developer Library, and more. Read more about it in the article.