Archive for October, 2009

Enterprise Microblogging Platform using Adobe Technology

Microblogging has exploded in recent years with the popularity of Twitter. Enterprises have been exploring microblogging as a way to cut down on email and adopt social media that younger workers are comfortable using.

Mark Ellis, a sr. developer, teamed up with Stacy Young from our LiveCycle engineering team to build an enterprise microblogging platform leveraging new features of ColdFusion 9 and LiveCycle Data Services.

We released our internal microblogging platform called Vibe internally at Adobe a few months ago. It has been well received and we continue to develop new features. While we are not yet releasing the source code for our internally deployed version you can peek under the hood.

A new Adobe DevNet article has just been published detailing all the groovy details.
Take a look to learn how the new ORM features of ColdFusion 9 will dramatically reduce your time to build such an application. Sample code is included to get you started.
In addition you can watch our MAX 2009 session on Adobe TV to hear our architect, Venkatesh Yadav, talk about how to build this platform.

In the video you’ll also get information on how to leverage the same ColdFusion back end service for an iPhone app using the recently announced mobile framework.

Lastly we give a sneak about Gravity – a new framework soon to debut on Adobe Labs that will allow you to build interoperable/pluggable Flex/AIR apps.