Archive for October, 2009

Adobe eSeminar: PDF Portfolios for Flex & ActionScript Developers

Join the Adobe Acrobat User Community on Wed. November 18, 2009 for a free eSeminar on how to create highly branded, custom PDF Portfolio layouts using Acrobat 9’s ActionScript API and Flex. PDF Portfolios let you combine Flex/ActionScript with PDF to redefine what a document can be. If you are a Flex developer and are interested in leveraging your skills in a new and exciting way, this eSeminar is for you.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
10-11am US Pacific (1-2pm US Eastern)

Free Registration:

What you will learn:

What you need to get started with the Acrobat ActionScript API
How to bootstrap a basic Navigator in Flex Builder 3
How to bundle your Navigator’s SWF file into a .NAV file for use in Acrobat using ANT
How to avoid the most common trouble spots
How to turn on the debugging options in Acrobat

Who should attend?

Flex developers interested in expanding their skills and market reach.
If you are an Acrobat developer or power user and have never worked with ActionScript or Flex, you might want to skip this one.

Skills required:

ActionScript 3
Flex Builder 3
ANT (recommended)

Slides and Source for Glenn Ruehle’s Flex 4 MAX Talk

Glenn has posted his slides and source code on This talk was fantastic so I encourage everyone to check them out.


Flex 4 SDK Beta 2 ready for download!

We’re excited to announce that the second Flex 4 SDK beta 2 is now available for download! Check out the Labs page and the Flex 4 Open Source page for more details. Also, be sure to check out Matt Chotin’s updated What’s new in the Flex 4 Beta and Joan Lafferty’s Differences between Flex 3 and Flex 4 articles. This beta release also coincides with the beta 2 releases of both Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst.
We received great feedback on beta 1, which we incorporated into beta 2. We hope you’ll keep the discussion going on the Labs forums.

Questions for the Flex Team at MAX

As we do every year at MAX there will be a Meet the Team session on Monday night. This year we’re actually doing 2 sessions back-to-back so that you have the opportunity to go see multiple teams without losing out. We’ll be doing our session as a panel this year, but it’s always good to get a sense of what questions you guys are looking to have answered. Feel free to post comments here or Tweet with #flexmtt if you want us to have an answer prepared for you.

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