Archive for October, 2006

Have your friends try Flex

Most folks who read my blog already have Flex installed, but we hear all the time about the need to convince friends that Flex is as cool as we say it is. Look no further, send them to The FLEXifier! Ben Forta, Ted Patrick, and Ray Camden have put together a nice site where you can type in your MXML and have the server compile and display it for you. No need to install the SDK or Flex Builder. It’s the fastest way to see what Flex can do.

New Labs Logo

I don’t know when we did it but the logo on the Adobe Labs page has been updated. I like it.

Don’t be late to the MAX Keynote on Tuesday

You will significantly regret missing the beginning of the keynote, so please be on time or early even!

Flash Player 9 for Linux

The beta of the Linux Player is now available!

More info on Emmy’s blog too.

You can use the free Flex 2 SDK to build apps on Linux as we speak! Debugging support via fdb and Linux Debugger Players is still in the works, but will be publicly available by the time the Linux Player ships.

Quality Engineer Needed for Apollo

The Apollo team is looking for QE engineers. Learn more by going to, putting my blog down as where you heard about this, then go searching for the job JW050606.

More info:

You will join a small, highly motivated team developing a new cross-platform, cross-device application deployment and runtime environment. This new application platform will allow desktop and mobile applications to be built and deployed via familiar web technologies including Flex, Flash, HTML, and PDF. As a member of this high profile team, you will be responsible for ensuring the quality of the platform, with a primary focus on the design, documentation, development, and execution of automated tests in functional, compatibility and performance test areas.

Knowledge & Skills:
BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
5 to 7 years QE experience.
Experience automating test scenarios using different tools: C++, Perl, WinRunner scripting, shell.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify and pinpoint issues at a very granular level.
Self motivated and ability to communicate well with different functional groups.
Working knowledge of HTML, Flash, Flex, ActionScript, and/or PDF technologies a highly desired

Experience working in small teams a plus.

Find me at MAX

I’m looking forward to seeing folks again and meeting new people at MAX. Please come find me and say hello, you’ll definitely see me during these times:

Monday during the welcome reception at the RIA Cabana
Tuesday and Wednesday 11:30-2:30 at the Flex RIA pod in the pavillion (be careful, I might draft you into talking about Flex with folks who haven’t seen it before)
Wednesday 6:30-7:30 at the “Meet the Flex Team” Birds-of-a-feather

See you there!

Flash Player 9 Update Beta now available

Please start testing your Flex apps with this Player. More info on Emmy’s blog.

MAX Early Bird Discount Extended

Register now at . $200 off the conference registration and preconference training. Deadline extended until October 16th.