Flash Camp Orlando May 29th, 2009 – Registration open

Flash Camp Orlando is now open for registration!  If you register in the next 29 hours, you can get in at a discounted rate.  The event is Friday, May 29th, 2009 at the University of Central Florida Live Oak Event Center.  Registration details can be found at http://www.flashcamporlando.com
For those of you that attended Flash Camp […]

Flex and AIR certification, a developer’s experience

A few weeks ago, Holly Schinsky (one of the developers of Tour de Flex and other cool projects) did some research on becoming “Flex/AIR Certified”.  My first reaction was to roll my eyes because I’ve never really believed in certification programs.  I’ve always felt that they measure someone’s test-taking abilities rather than their ability to […]

ActionScript 2 to ActionScript 3 Migration Cookbook

We released new content on the Adobe Developer Connection covering the migration from ActionScript 2 to ActionScript 3.  If you are still using ActionScript 2, take a look at http://www.adobe.com/devnet/actionscript/migration.html
This new content includes “ActionScript 3 migration cookbook“, available online or as a 40 page PDF that is full of tips and tricks.

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Adobe CEO talks about Flash and new technologies on FT.com

There is a three part video interview with Shantanu Narayen, Adobe’s CEO, up on FT.com today as part of their “View from the Top” series, in which they talk to CEOs about news and trends within their respective industry.
In Part 2 of the interview, the conversation is focused on the adoption of Flash on mobile […]

Tour de Flex stats for 16 days

I spent some time today pulling statistics for the usage of Tour de Flex in the last 16 days (4/5/2009 – 4/20/2009).  The results were pleasantly surprising:
Last 16 days of data:

556,133 samples viewed (34,000+ per day!)
Total of 4,213,937 viewed since we launched at MAX on 11/16/2008!
Tour de Flex application was executed 68,096 times

75% of the […]

A simple approach to Flex ColdFusion integration

A few weeks ago, I decided to challenge myself and start a side project that involves a Flex front end with a ColdFusion backend.  This was not only my first Flex+ColdFusion project, it was my first hands-on experience with ColdFusion!
Like most folks, I created a new Flex project in Flex Builder and selected ColdFusion as […]

Custom Flex preloader video tutorial


This week I set out to try and create five new tutorials in five days. Well I have just uploaded the fifth tutorial that shows you how to create a completely customized Flex preloader using Flash CS4. One thing that really bugs me about most Flex applications is the standard aqua loading screen. This video […]

New video tutorial on using SWFAddress


I just uploaded a new tutorial that shows you how to enable direct and deep linking using the SWFAddress library. Deep linking is just another name for making the back button work. This tutorial also goes over a couple of potential gotchas that you need to avoid in order to get SWFAddress working properly. Adding […]