Archive for June, 2008

MAX North America Experience Now Live!

Our MAX site is the coolest I’ve seen yet! You can start learning about the sessions as well as go through a crazy experience here.

AIR Cookbook now in beta

The Flex Cookbook is a great way to learn how to do specific tasks in Flex and is growing every day. Now we have the AIR Cookbook to go along with it. Learn how to accomplish things using both Flex and HTML to best leverage AIR. And once again, contributions to the online cookbook will be considered for inclusion in the upcoming O’Reilly printed edition as well!

Flex Compiler Design Document Now Available

A few months ago Paul Reilly, one of the engineers on the Flex team undertook the overwhelming task of going through the MXML compiler in detail to document its design for others who might end up working on it. I’ve now posted that document to the open source site, you can view it here.

So now you have a starting point for all the cool compiler extensions you might want to contribute!

Upcoming Flex 3.1 Feature: Marshall Plan

I’m sure based on the activity you’ve seen in the Flex 3 branch you’d think not much is going on, however you’d actually be wrong. Alex has been leading an effort on a feature we call the Marshall Plan. This is a play on words but is meant to solve a problem that we think folks building big pieces of software may face: the fact that sometimes you can’t recompile everything to be on the most recent version of Flex. Additionally it is meant to solve a common use-case we hear about with AIR apps especially, the desire to act as a portal where SWF content can be loaded from multiple domains.

You can learn more about this in abundant detail over on the Marshall Plan Spec page. And if you want, Alex will be presenting on this very topic at 360Flex in August!

ETA: I forgot, I’ve done some small updates on the Flex 3 page to reflect upcoming dates.

Flex 3 Cookbook Cookoff

The Flex Cookbook is a great resource for those who need to learn how to accomplish specific tasks. In fact, it’s such a great resource that some of its recipes were contributed into the official O’Reilly Flex 3 Cookbook!

Now O’Reilly is hosting a contest for the best newly submitted recipes. Check out the details over on InsideRIA!

Acrobat.com announced today

I’m very excited about Acrobat.com now that it has officially launched. I use Buzzword all the time as we put articles for the Dev Center on there which I need to write or review. And ConnectNow is fantastic as a web conferencing solution, everyone should be using it.

And of course much of this is built with Flex, so I can’t help but take some pride in seeing our framework used to build such an ambitious set of products. The lessons we learn from the Acrobat.com development teams go back into the product which benefits everyone.

Make sure to check things out and stay tuned over time as we add even more!