The Adobe Cookbooks application is your one-stop shop for finding and sharing community generated code samples. One of the great new features of the recently re-designed Cookbooks application is the recipe request feature. This allows users who cannot locate their desired code sample to put out a request for it to other community members. Additionally, fellow community members can vote for specific requests so that users can determine at a glance which requests are the most popular.
A list of recipe requests can be seen on the home page for each of the technologies that the Adobe Cookbooks support. Currently, the Flex Cookbook has the most unanswered recipe requests. You can also easily stay current on the queue of requests by subscribing to the uber RSS feed, or you can get notified of requests for specific technologies like Flex.
And while answering a recipe request won’t bring you fame and fortune, it will give you:
- The opportunity to have the request you addressed featured in the Adobe Developer Connection
- That warm fuzzy feeling you get from assisting your fellow developers
- The potential to have your recipe included in an upcoming version of the O’Reilly Flex Cookbook
- Visibility on adobe.com via the Adobe Cookbook recognition features for contributors
Also, for a limited time, every person who addresses a recipe request will be sent a free copy of the Getting Started with Flex 3 Pocket Guide. Just email Ed Sullivan with a link to the recipe request you plan on addressing and then after you publish it, just sit back and wait for your book to arrive!
So if you know how to create a simple shopping cart with Flex 3, what are you waiting for?!
The Adobe Developer Connection is excited to announce that the brand new Adobe Cookbooks application is now live! This uber Adobe Cookbook application replaces the individual, product-specific cookbook applications that we previously had in place for Flex, AIR and Mobile. The new application will still support those technologies, in addition to a dozen or so additional technologies, all within a single application. For those new to the cookbook applications, they are a searchable repository for community-generated code samples.
You can read more about the new application in this Logged In article on the Adobe Developer Connection.
The new application has an updated design in addition to several new features:
- Many more products/technologies supported
- Improved navigation and search
- Recipe requests – for developers who can’t find the code sample they are looking for
- Related recipes – that appear in a side bar of all recipe pages
- Cookbook Explorer – a visual display of top cookbook recipes and contributors
- New contributor recognition features – profile pics, links to blogs, links to community profiles
Community participation is the backbone of the cookbook application, so whether you are coming to contribute, request or locate a recipe, or comment on and rate existing content, your participation in this community application is greatly appreciated. Contributors should be sure to have their Adobe.com community profiles filled out before publishing any recipes as that is where the application will pull in a lot of the author recognition features. To fill out your community profile, login here and click “View your profile.”
We will be updating the Adobe Cookbook after the initial launch with new features and new functionality. We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas, so after you check out the new Cookbook, please feel free post your comments and suggestions in our Cookbook Feedback Forum.
Additionally, be sure to watch this blog going forward as this is where we will be announcing Cookbook contests and promotions from time to time.
Enjoy the new cookbook application!!