Slides from MAX 2008

Here are the slides from my two talks in Milan. They are essentially the same as what was presented in San Francisco so if you’re bummed that Ely and Deepa are slacking you can grab them from here too :-)

Just spoke at Flex Camp, now ready for MAX Milan

I landed in Milan around 11am and immediately went to the Flex Camp that Giorgio is hosting and spoke about Gumbo. It was great because it gave me a chance to rehearse my talk for Wednesday. I’m in 3 sessions, Creating New Components in Flex 3 and Beyond, Mixing Open Source and Commercial Software, and Looking Ahead to the Next Version of Flex. All should be great, if you’re in Milan make sure you find me and say hi!

Judging the Ribbit Killer App Challenge

I’m excited that I’m going to be one of the judges for the Ribbit Killer App Challenge where you can submit Flash applications (built with Flash or Flex) that use the Ribbit SDK for some crazy cash prizes. The earlier you submit the better your chance at getting in on some of the early prizes too! If you’re feeling adventurous maybe you can try to use the Gumbo build of the Flex SDK for your app :-)

AIR Team Blog

I somehow missed the fact that the AIR Team is blogging! This will be a great way to keep up on the latest AIR news, make sure you have it in your feeds.

Vote for the MAX People’s Choice Award

Lots of great apps were submitted for MAX Awards this year. We’ve put together the finalists and now we invite you to vote for what you think the best apps are. Check everything out here.

Talk about open source and Flex with me at MAX

I’m pretty excited for all we’ve got going on at MAX this year. Lots of sessions on Flex, Flex Builder, and Thermo. The session I’m giving is called “Mixing Open Source and Commercial Software” and is being given by Dave McAllister and myself. If you want to discuss the nature of taking a big project like Flex open source, I think you’ll find this talk pretty interesting. It’s Tuesday at 9am in North America. Remember, customer appreciation is on Tuesday night, so you should be able to make my talk no problem!

I will also be giving this talk in Europe, as well as covering some of the other Flex talks there.

If you haven’t registered already, you really should!

Register for MAX North America
Register for MAX Europe

More Flex Specs: Effects and Animation

Two new specs available for your perusal:
Arbitrary Type Interpolation and
New Effects for Components and Graphics

Latest Flex Spec: CSS Selectors

One of our highest-voted features had to do with expanding how much CSS is supported in Flex. Check out the latest spec and you can even download a recent nightly build and see it in action!

Feedback appreciated in the spec comments.

Capacity Planning for LCDS

A common request I’ve heard is for guidance around capacity planning for LCDS installations. We’ve gone ahead and created a document for planning with LCDS 2.6. You can view it here and learn a little more over on Damon’s blog.

Rescue me!

Nuff said