Macromedia Labs is Live

Well, the cat’s out of the bag- the project I’ve been working on for the last few weeks is now live… Macromedia Labs. Featuring the public alpha of the Flex 2 product line, Macromedia Labs includes a wiki, source repository, and plenty of initial content to get you up to speed and running with the new bits, as quickly as possible.

Make sure to watch the video tutorials, particularly Sho Kuwamoto’s 15-minute Flex application video, which should drive home how easy it is to rapidly develop RIAs in Flex Builder 2. Mark Anders also provides overviews of creating a new project and compiling, and building a constraint-based layout in Flex Builder 2. But that’s just a highlight or two, there’s a boatload of information, tips and samples lurking within the nether regions of the Labs site and wiki to be discovered, and more on the way.

I wrote up a more official overview of Macromedia Labs for the Developer Center giving all the whys and what-fors, but I suspect you’ll get the most mileage out of downloading the new bits and trying them out for yourself. After all, that’s the point! So what are you waiting for? Get on with the downloading, and have some fun with the Flex 2 alpha.