Archive for February, 2009

New Flex Gumbo Architecture Review Board (ARB) Issues posted: Group Scale Grid

Just a heads up, today we posted the “Group Scale Grid” ARB notes on the Gumbo page at opensource.adobe.com. Curious about what Group Scale Grid means? Me too!

The support for scale-9 resizing is confused between Flex SDK, FXG, and the CS tools, and needs to be resolved.

Flex current supports scale-9 only on embedded bitmaps, as it did in Flex 3. When a bitmap is embedded with scale-9 parameters, those parameters will be respected, regardless of whether the embedded asset is used as a display object inside a UIComponent, the source for an Image, or the source for a BitmapGraphic.

In case you missed the previous ARB notes, check out my earlier post, “Flex Gumbo Architecture Review Board (ARB) Issues posted to opensource.adobe.com site”, or hit up the Flex Gumbo page on the opensource.adobe.com site.

Adobe Flash Player 10.0.22.87 available on adobe.com

Not sure how long it has been there, but if you haven’t already downloaded Adobe Flash Player 10.0.22.x, head on over to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ and grab the latest version of Flash Player. Not sure which version of Flash Player you’re currently rocking? Fear not, we got you covered: http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/about/
Plus, If you want ‘em, we also have some Installation Instructions as well as some System Requirements.

This Week’s Top Posts (2/24)

Here is a collection of blog posts from my coworkers on the Flex SDK, Flex Builder, AIR, Text Layout Framework (TLF), and LiveCycle teams (as well as a bonus tech note):

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

Three new specs added to Gumbo Specs page

Three new specs have been added to the Flex SDK Gumbo page recently:

For those of you counting, that brings us up to a total of 30 specs posted.

Flex Gumbo Architecture Review Board (ARB) Issues posted to opensource.adobe.com site

In case you haven’t seen the Flex Gumbo page lately on the opensource.adobe.com site, you can now find several pages of notes from the Architecture Review Board meetings. Currently the following documents are available:

Security testing tool for your Flex and Flash applications

I was flipping through some of my Flex blogs in Google Reader this morning when the following headline caught my eye: Beedigital — Scan and test Adobe Flash and Flex applications for vulnerabilities. The blog post linked to an article at eWeek — IBM Targets Adobe Flash Vulnerabilities with New Tool, which is definitely worth a quick read. Or, for more information, check out IBM’s site for Rational AppScan Standard Edition (Windows only — it seems).

This Week in Flex Developer Center and Adobe Developer Connection (2/6)

Here is a list of new entries posted by the Flex Developer Center, Developer Connection, and Adobe Labs teams from the past few weeks:

Adobe Flex Developer Center:

Adobe Developer Connection:

This Week’s Top Posts (2/6)

Here is a collection of blog posts from my coworkers on the Flex SDK, Flex Builder, AIR, and LiveCycle teams (as well as a bonus tech note):

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

And today’s “bonus link” comes to us today from Adobe’s own Alan Musselman: Have you migrated from AS2 to AS3 yet?, which is a list of the top 8 Resources for learning ActionScript 3.0.