Posts in Category "General"

Reminder: Flex BugQuash March 28, 2009

This upcoming Saturday (March 28, 2009 — from 9:30AM to 8PM PST), there will be the first Flex BugQuash hosted in Seattle at the Adobe offices (as well as online via Adobe Connect — the Connect room URL will be sent to registered participants the day prior to the event).

If you’re interested in attending in person, or want to pop in for a couple hours over Connect, please register.

For more information, see the BugQuash site at bugquash.com.

There goes the Internets, Peter is on Twitter

A few days ago, I finally decided to set up a Twitter account (twitter.com/pdehaan) to track my posts on my various blogs. So now whenever I post on FlexExamples.com, ActionScriptExamples.com, or AIRExamples.com, my twitter account will be automatically updated).

So feel free to head on over to my Twitter page and follow me (or whatever you do on Twitter.

Oh, and in case anybody else was curious… YES, all my *Examples.com blogs are down. It appears that MediaTemple is having a little meltdown.

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):

This Week’s Top Posts (7/23)

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 couple Flex Builder TechNotes):

Happy [1st] Birthday FlexExamples!

Looking at my blog archives, it appears that today is FlexExamples.com’s first birthday! I’d like to take a minute to thank you all for reading, subscribing, commenting, and supporting the blog over the past 12 months.

For any of you interested, here’s a little copy-paste from my WordPress blog stats…
There are currently 683 posts and 2,011 comments, contained within 116 categories.
Akismet has protected your site from 71,258 spam comments. (Plus another 9,000+ caught by Spam Karma)

683 posts in 365 days works out to something like 1.8 posts per day (although it has been a lot closer to 1 post per day recently), but apart from two missed days in July 2007, I’ve managed to do at least one post per day.

Peter

This Week’s Top Posts (7/14)

It looks like I forgot my weekly post last week, so this week’s update will be twice as big. 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 Developer Connection:

Finally, today’s bonus link comes to us from the Official Google Blog:

This Week’s Top Posts (5/15)

Behold! A list of blog posts from the various Flex SDK, and Flex Builder blogs that I’ve been reading over the past week (or so):

Plus, here are a few interesting posts from the Flash Player from the past week:

* – Scott Evans (www.gettingandsetting.com) is a new lead developer on the Adobe Flex Builder team.

Adobe releases Adobe Media Player and Adobe TV

Adobe Media Player Now Available
New Adobe AIR Application Redefines Next-Generation TV Experiences for Viewers and Broadcasters — Adobe today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Media Player 1.0 software… (more)
Adobe Media Player is available for immediate download at http://www.adobe.com/go/mp.

New Adobe TV Programming Comes Online
Unique Creative Suite 3 Video Content Available Via Adobe Media Player and New Web Destination — Adobe today announced Adobe TV, a free online video resource for expert instruction and inspiration about Adobe products, including the company’s Creative Suite 3 family of world-class creative tools… (more)
Adobe TV is immediately available online from the Adobe Web site at http://tv.adobe.com/.

New content on the Flash Developer Center

After a “brief” absense from my blog, we’re back with a brief update…

Today we posted new items of interest (video, Quick Start tutorial, and article) on the Flash Developer Center:

Video interview: Flex Component Kit for Flash CS3
Flex SDK engineer Glenn Ruehle explains how the Flex Component Kit improves the workflow between Flex and Flash developers and designers.
(Note: There is also an excellent video by Steve Heintz, Sr. Product Manager for Adobe Flex Builder on the adjoining tab.)

Using the Button component in Flash CS3 Professional
Peter deHaan writes about some of the common ways to use the Button component in your Flash projects, including setting labels, resizing and positioning buttons, embedding fonts, and creating toggles.

Setting up a Flash project for local and network playback
Dan Carr shows you how to create Flash content for local and web delivery by understanding the various playback features and deployment options.

I also wanted to highlight an excellent article that I overlooked the other week:

Formatting text for localized Flash projects using CSS, HTML, and ActionScript by Dan Carr
Learn how to create Flash applications that display multiple languages using ActionScript and text formatting techniques.

I know this topic comes up quite a bit in forums, mailing lists, LiveDocs, etc. so it’s nice to have a bit of additional coverage. Thanks Dan!

Anyways, expect a few more posts around this dusty blog in the future. I missed you guys.

As always, you can find a lot more information and tutorials at the following URLs:
Developer Center
Flash Developer Center
Flash Developer Center Quick Starts

Intel Mac public beta of Flash Player 9

Emmy Huang, Product Manager for Flash Player at Adobe, posted that the public beta site is up for the beta version of Flash Player 9 (9.0.18.0) for Intel-based Macintosh.

Head on over to her blog and check it out!