Archive for November, 2008

Zend Releases Zend Framework 1.7 with AMF Support

In all the excitement last week at Adobe MAX, we failed to highlight a major release for PHP developers from Zend. Zend Framework 1.7 was released last week – this is the first version of the framework that includes AMF support, making it really easy for PHP developers to build great UIs using Flex and Flash.

The latest version also includes support for a new version of the Dojo Toolkit (1.2.1), among other improvements.

The Zend AMF plugin has been packaged as a separate download – allowing it to be integrated into other PHP web frameworks easily.

For more information on starting with Flex and PHP, check out the PHP page on the Flex developer center.

Flex Camp Boston

Flex Camp Boston is a full day event featuring industry experts from both inside and outside Adobe. Building on the hugely successful event from last year, the team at Universal Mind have come up with an amazing set of speakers this year, including Tim Buntel from Adobe, Oscar Cortes from BrightCove, Mike Nimer from Digital Primates and more. The event runs from 8 AM to 5 PM on December 12th, and is only $30 if you register before December 1st ($40 after).

If you’re in the Boston area, and build applications using Adobe Flex, this is one event that you won’t want to miss.

Get Flex Certified at MAX

It took us too long to get the Flex 3 certification exam up and running, but it’s here now and we’re offering it at a 33% discount at MAX.

Info can be found here if you
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The exam prep guide for Flex can be found here while you can get information on all available exams and study guides here.

Show us your apps at MAX

Often when I’m at conferences, MAX in particular, I get asked “hey, do you have sec for me to show you my app?” Sometimes people have questions, but often they just want Adobe to see our technology put to good use. It’s always very exciting for me, I’ve learned about some truly incredible apps this way.

Well this year we’re taking it to a new level at MAX. In the Adobe section of the community pavilion there is a Developer Spotlight station whose whole purpose is for you to take a few minutes and show off your app. I’ll be there Monday in the late afternoon, and other product managers, evangelists, product marketing managers, and Adobe staff will be staffing it throughout the day to make sure there’s plenty of time for us to learn about what you’re doing. We’ll also have information for how you can get your application promoted to an even wider audience.

Of course, we already have a good article by Mike Potter that talks about some of the things you can do to promote your Flex application to the public. But if you’re at MAX, make sure to stop by and share the love with us directly!