Archive for August, 2008

This Week’s Top Posts (8/29)

Here is a collection of blog posts from my coworkers on the Flex SDK, Flex Builder, and LCDS/BlazeDS teams:

And from our good friends at the Adobe Developer Connection (as well as a couple Flex SDK and Flex Builder Tech Notes):

And from our friends on the Flash Player, Flash Authoring, and Flash Platform Evangelism teams:

New Gumbo Specs posted: Gumbo Text Primitives (TextBox, TextGraphic, and TextView)

For all you fellow Flex Gumbo followers out there, I just noticed that a new spec was posted yesterday (Aug 21st): Text Primitives.

And if you missed the previous posted Gumbo specs, check out the opensource.adobe.com Flex Gumbo homepage at http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Gumbo (which currently has 17 posted specs). Or, if you’re anxious to try out Gumbo, check out the Gumbo LiveDocs as well as a few Gumbo examples at FlexExamples.com.

Happy Flexing!
Peter

Adobe releases Flex Builder 3.0.1 and Flex SDK 3.1

According to an article on the Adobe Flex Developer center by uber Flex Product Manager, Matt Chotin, updates for Flex Builder and the Flex SDK 3.1 are now available: “Introducing Flex SDK 3.1 and Flex Builder 3.0.1″.

If you wish to manually initiate an update to Flex Builder using the Adobe Updater, open Flex Builder and go to Help > Search for Flex Builder Updates…

For a complete list of bug fixes, check out SDK: Fixed Bugs in 3.1, 3.0.1 FBFixedBugs and DMV 3.0.1 Fixed Bugs.

Happy Flexing!

This Week’s Top Posts (8/18)

Here is a collection of blog posts from my coworkers on the Flex SDK, Flex Builder, and Adobe AIR teams:

And from our good friends at the Flex Developer Center and Adobe Developer Connection (as well as a few Flex Builder Tech Notes):

And from our friends on the Flash Player team:

This Week’s Top Posts Blogroll

Somebody recently asked me which Flex blogs I subscribed to for my “This Week’s Top Posts” posts. So I spent a few minutes trolling through my Google Reader feeds and came up with this list. Enjoy.

Flex SDK/Flex Builder/LiveCycle/Etc.:

Flash Authoring/Flash Player:

Adobe Developer Connection, Flex Developer Center, Flex TechNotes, Flex Builder Tech Notes:

And remember, my “Top Posts” updates only include Adobe employee blogs. I still read and enjoy dozens of other blogs from various Flex developers. If you think I’ve omitted an Adobe Flex, AIR, Thermo, Flash Authoring, or Flash Player blog (by Adobe employees only), leave a comment and I’ll update this list add the link to my Google Reader.

New Flash Player 10 (codename: Astro) build posted on labs.adobe.com

The Flash Player team posted a release candidate version of Flash Player 10 to the labs.adobe.com site, http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashplayer10/. which includes some new features and bug fixes.

So download the latest version from http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html, check out the beta release notes, and don’t forget to uninstall any versions of the Flash Player before updating your installation.

Plus. after installing the latest version of Flash Player 10: Astro, why not check out the Flex Gumbo beta! There are a few examples of downloading and installing the Gumbo beta SDK over at blog.flexexamples.com.

New Gumbo Specs posted to opensource.adobe.com site

Word on the street is that some new specs have been posted to the Gumbo page on the opensource.adobe.com site, http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Gumbo.

So head on over and check out the new specs for Skinning & SkinnableComponent, Range, TrackBase, Slider, Spinner, and NumericStepper.

Plus, in case you missed them, there are also specs for the following features:

You can also check out the Language Reference for the Flex Gumbo SDK at http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/gumbo/langref/.

If you haven’t already checked out the latest Gumbo build, you can download the SDK from the opensource.adobe.com site at http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Download+Flex+4. For instructions on downloading and installing the Gumbo SDK in Flex Builder 3, check out “Using the beta Gumbo SDK in Flex Builder 3″ on FlexExamples.com. I also have a few Gumbo examples posted at http://blog.flexexamples.com/tag/gumbo/ which hopefully help you get started.

But wait, there’s more!

If you do happen to find a bug in the Gumbo SDK, don’t forget to fill out a bug report over to the public Flex bug base: http://bugs.adobe.com/flex/.

This Three Weeks in Flex Examples (8/10)

It looks like I haven’t posted an update in a few weeks, but here is what I have been blogging about on my Flex examples blog, blog.flexexamples.com:

In addition to a couple examples of using Yahoo! Maps and Google Maps in Flex projects, I also did a couple posts on using the beta Flex Gumbo SDK in Flex Builder 3.

This Week’s Top Posts (8/9)

Here is a collection of blog posts from my coworkers on the Flex SDK, Flex Builder, and Adobe AIR teams:

And from our friends on the Flash Player team:

And from our good friends at the Flex Developer Center and Adobe Developer Connection (as well as a few Flex Builder TechNotes):

This Week’s Top Posts (8/1)

Here is a collection of blog posts from my coworkers on the Flex SDK, Flex Builder, and Adobe AIR teams:

And from our friends on the Flash Player and Flash Authoring teams:

And from our good friends at the Flex Developer Center and Adobe Developer Connection (as well as a Flex Builder TechNote):