Today we launched a new Flex.org website that is now more focused on community resources. The old Flex.org was focused on getting developers up and running with Flex and Flex Builder – we think that the Flex product pages and the Flex developer center are doing a great job for that right now. We decided to take the old community page from Flex.org and create an entire site around that page.
The new site features Flex focused content aggregated from a number of sources. For news, we get information from Digg or DZone’s flash-flex tag. We aggregate job information from SearchCoders, RIAJobs.org, FlexGigs and Dice.com. We aggregate podcasts from the Flex Show and RIA Weekly.
Community members can add their own components, themes and other software to the site. User group members can add their own user groups to the site, and anyone can add events to the site, such as upcoming Flex Camp events, training events, user group meetings, and conferences. Finally, the site also has a list of Flex consultants that are available to help with Flex development.
There are a few RSS feeds that you can subscribe to from the site. The main RSS feed has a list of Flex news and information from around the web. The Flex Jobs RSS feed has a list of Flex jobs available. The Flex Podcast and Videocast RSS feed has a list of Flex focused podcasts and videocast episodes. Finally, the Flex Showcase RSS feed continues to highlight cool Flex applications that developers are building and adding to Flex.org.