Archive for October, 2007

Spry 1.6 and the NBA

Fox Sports just used Spry 1.6 to implement a very sweet realtime scoreboard/game tracker for this year’s NBA season:

Very cool- I believe it’s been in action for a few days but I’ll definitely be using it to watch the scores for this evening’s games. If you haven’t gotten into Spry 1.6 yet, there’s a good interview up at Builder.AU by Andrew Muller where I talk about the Spry framework’s most recent release. You can view it here:

Spry: “Standards, Dreamweaver & the future”


iPhone SDK – February

The ‘Hot News’ page on has some good news for iPhone owners- according to Steve Jobs, you can get your hands on an official iPhone/iPod Touch SDK in February ’08. Reportedly the delays were mostly security-related concerns, as Nokia’s third-party application signing plans were referenced (Adobe AIR M5 applications also require code signing, for what it’s worth), but you can read the short but sweet note and the details on Apple’s site right here.

Nitobi Complete UI 2007 and Dreamweaver

One of the coolest bit of news I heard at MAX was that Ajax gurus Nitobi have released Complete UI 2007, their Ajax UI component library, with full support for Dreamweaver included. Nitobi’s long been delivering quality code for hardcore Ajax developers, and now they can be used with drag-and-drop ease by Dreamweaver developers, too. Awesome stuff from some great guys (Andre Charland, Nitobi’s co-founder, was recently on the AIR bus tour as well – they’re all over the place lately!).

Check out more details on Nitobi’s Complete UI 2007, which is easy because they’ve got a trial version you can play with too. I think you’ll be impressed. This is great stuff- kudos, Nitobi!

Spry 1.6 – It’s On.

That’s right- Spry 1.6 is now live on Adobe Labs, you can download it now and get playing with the bits right away. The Spry team is really proud of this release, as it both clarifies and solidifies a lot of their positions on the framework as a whole, and how to use it in responsible ways.

Oh, and did I mention Spry now includes an easy way to update your framework files in Dreamweaver CS3, too? You betcha. You can either download an MXP to update Dreamweaver specifically, or the full framework package (including all the additional documentation, samples and more – including the MXP updater for Dreamweaver).

Some interesting articles for those of you wanting to use Spry responsibly (I strongly recommend reading these regardless!):

Of course, there’s a lot more- but the good news is that Spry 1.6 is now available, and ready for you to start tweaking with ASAP. Regardless of whether you use Spry within Dreamweaver, or as a standalone framework, the team welcomes your feedback on the Spry forums so we can keep making it better for you and your real-world projects. Get to the bits, already!

Update: Don Booth has a great post on the Spry Team weblog now, too – great read for more details (including the new compressed versions of the Spry framework files- saving significant download time). Check it out here.