Archive for September, 2006

UrlKit released

Joe Berkovitz and Todd Rein have released UrlKit, a library that improves the integration of a Flex app with the browser. The problem they’re solving is not new, but I think they’ve done a pretty good job in addressing it. Learn more here.

Adobe Flex Jobs!

A few interesting jobs are becoming available right now.

1) In San Francisco we need a mid to senior engineer who has UI experience (and preferably Java backend experience) to work on prototyping and proof-of-concept work for the next generation of our Flex-related products. More info here.

2) In New York we are looking for two Technical Architects to lead the newly forming Manhattan branch of Adobe Consulting. One architect would focus more on our LiveCycle-related implementations while the other would focus on Flex. These are customer-facing jobs in both implementation and sales scenarios, so good people skills is a must on top of your top-notch technical skills. 25-30% travel is expected. The job postings aren’t up yet, if you are interested please mail the recruiter: tiffanys AT adobe DOT com.

Motionbox using Flex

Check out the new Motionbox video player that allows deep tagging within the videos themselves and a nifty selection mechanism. Motionbox was an Adobe Site of the Day recently. They use the Flash Media Server along with Flex. Pretty cool!

Check out the new Flex community app on the Dev Center

We’ve added a new mini-app to the front page of the Flex Developer Center. It shows off recent blog entries related to Flex along with a list of relevant bloggers, upcoming Flex-related events, and recent Flex-related articles. It’s got some fun user-interaction too. Check it out!

Senior Developer needed at Adobe for Flex/LiveCycle

Summary:
The successful candidate for Senior Computer Scientist for the Enterprise Developer Business Unit will have more than eight (8) years of experience in software development in the high technology industry, preferably someone who has worked on developing Flex or Flash applications. This individual will be responsible for creating a high-impact integration experience between our LiveCycle and Flex/Flash products. This individual should be a self-starter with the proven ability to bootstrap ideas and direction through the development of prototypes in an agile manner. A particular emphasis on user experience design and implementation is an asset. The ideal candidate must have the ability to influence beyond specific project boundaries and across business units in the company to achieve project goals.

More info:
http://cooljobs.adobe.com. Search for ME080639 and the job entry will come up.

This job is in Ottawa, Canada.

MAX Banners

If you’re so inclined to post a banner promoting MAX you can download some potentials here.

I’m honestly not competent enough to edit the template and add a banner myself :-)

Come to MAX, learn lots of Flex

I think we have a lot of great sessions at MAX this year and because I’m so excited I’ve asked some of our speakers to post their own thoughts and give more previews of what they’ll be talking about. I will be maintaining this post with links back to those entries, so keep coming back to see who’s been speaking up!

And make sure you register soon, early bird is almost over!!!

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Say you’re going to MAX, win an iRiver

Please see Ben Watson’s post about how you can get your self publicized, your work publicized, promote MAX, and win an iRiver!

InterAKT joins Adobe

We’re thrilled about the InterAKT crew joining Adobe. Some of the engineers there will begin working on Flex-related projects very soon. We haven’t figured out all of what those are yet, but they’re bound to be exciting!

Flex Test Drive for Java Developers

Christophe has put together a 30-minute test drive for Java developers over on his blog. The goal is to give a quick intro to someone who is familiar with Java and doesn’t have a lot of time to invest.

Check it out and spread the word!