Podcast : April 26, 2006

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This weeks podcast discusses:

  • FITC Overview
  • FITC Keynote
  • Creating Components in Flex 2
  • Blaze
  • Flash / Photoshop Integration in Blaze
  • Flash Player 8.5 renamed to Flash Player 9
  • SoundMixer.computerSpectrum API in Flash Player 9
  • Discussion Panel : Flash as a Platform
  • Is the Operating System becoming irrelevant to application developers?
  • Weblog of the week
  • Flex as an expressive framework

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5 Responses to Podcast : April 26, 2006

  1. ericd says:

    Excellent Mike πŸ™‚ You need to update the feed though – didn’t get the latest in iTunes yet (i manually opened a stream to the mp3)

  2. Keith Peters says:

    Hey Mike, I’m doing the BitmapData session again at the Boston Flash Platform User Group on May 24, if you want to come out to Boston. πŸ™‚

  3. Brian Lesser says:

    Hi Mike,The whole discussion about the role of the OS is really interesting. It was great to hear you flesh out some of the discussion from the FITC Next Generation of the Flash Platform panel in your podcast.In Michael Wallant’s channel 9 interview he talks about “the bright line” between content presentation and content creation with the Web being mostly about presentation and WPF and the OS enabled applications being about content creation. He also describes WPF/E as being in the middle because of the need to limit the size of the plugin. So for example, the E plugin will not support text flow because hyphenation and justification takes too much code.Well, if browser-based plugins (or browser-based applications) have limitations, the big question for me is how far can Apollo extend what the Flash platform is capable of on the desktop. In that respect I think content creation is a really important issue. In fact maybe it is the most important one. The more Apollo makes it possible to create all sorts of content instead of just finding, presenting, tagging, and commenting on it, the better.A long time ago I think there was a wish list or something for Central. The current discussion reminds me of some of the things I read on it. I remember thinking that the ability to capture and record audio and video files and maybe even to edit them a little would be fantastic. The same goes for saving bitmap and vector data. It seemed like a good and not too difficult step for the player that would empower the user and application developers. Despite constantly increasing connectivity local storage is important – even if it is in a secure sand box within the file system.Another thing that I think is important – but is more difficult – is the ability to not only dynamically create and present document pages that look as good as what you can do with HTML and CCS (or with Flash Paper) but that allows you to fully edit and save them. That would be huge.Of course there are a million things one could ask for from Apollo like the ability to safely/securely get data from the file system or desktop applications and some tools to parse it. But the Apollo wish list is another page. Thanks for an interesting podcast and asking a really interesting question!Cheers,-Brian

  4. phil says:

    There’s always the possibility for 3d rendering programs and and other processor intensive applications to use a sort of pay-as-you-go distributed processing that could be offered by web based applicationsThis would be similar to the way programs like seti@home work now, only on a commercial basis.

  5. Stacy Young says:

    I don’t know the size of listener base of Twit (This Week in Tech) podcast but there was a big discussion on best video format for the web. (May 1st) Flash video rated best for consumers …