CFUnited Session: Building Multiplayer games on the Flash Platform with ColdFusion, Flex and Data Services

On Thursday, I’m presenting a session at CFUnited titled, “Building Multi-Player games on the Flash Platform with ColdFusion, Flex and Data Services“.   As you can see, I’m trying to do something a bit more fun than my usual topics!   Yes, I’m talking about ColdFusion powering a multiplayer game!  Over the past 18 months, […]

Some fantastic demos of AIR on Android by Christophe Coenraets

Over the past few weeks, Christophe Coenraets has been working some late nights experimenting with the various beta builds of AIR for Android.   As a result, he has created some cool applications and shared them (with source) on his blog.   If you have a few minutes, you should check them out! Here’s a […]

Flash Builder for Available

Adobe Flash Builder for is now available! The new offering integrates the Flash Platform with (from to bring the richness of the consumer Web to enterprise cloud applications. This jointly developed IDE provides a single, powerful tool for building cloud-based RIAs, which can easily be deployed to end users through the browser using Adobe Flash Player or directly to the desktop via Adobe AIR. Developers can use Adobe Flash Builder for to extend or enhance existing salesforce CRM implementations and custom-built applications, or build entirely new applications to meet any demanding business need.

Go here for more information, and check out’s developer page to get started.


Monetize your AIR applications with Melrose

Melrose – the monetization service previously known as Shibuya – is now live on Adobe Labs. If you were at MAX last year you probably remember the demo I did in the keynote on day 2. With literally just a couple lines of code you can add a complete license manager and payment solution to […]

Debating HTML 5 and Flash? Get educated first!

You’ve probably heard a lot of noise in the press, blogs, twitter, etc. about HTML 5.  You’ve probably also heard how this new video and animation capabilities combined with other cool HTML 5 features is going to be the death of Flash, right?  As a technical evangelist for Adobe, I obviously know a lot about […]

Tour de Flex 2.0 – Nearly 500 Flex Examples!

Adobe has just launched the new AIR 2 based Tour de Flex version 2.0 which now contains almost 500 Flex examples! The new version has new AIR 2 examples (only available in the AIR version of Tour de Flex) including: File Promises Mass Storage Detection Native Process Open with default app Socket Server Also there […]

Tour de Flex 2.0 – AIR and Flex Component and API Explorer Launched!

We just posted Tour de Flex 2.0.  If you already have a previous version of Tour de Flex, it should auto-update to 2.0.   This latest version has several bug fixes and now requires AIR 2.0 to support many new AIR 2.0 samples.   Go grab it and check out the new samples in the […]

Adobe AIR – common auto-update issues when upgrading your app to AIR 2.0

Earlier this week, I was updating an AIR app originally built on AIR 1.1 to AIR 2.0.   I changed my namespace to 2.0 (so I could take advantage of some new AIR 2.0 specific APIs), built my .airi file, signed it and tried to install it.  I expected it to prompt me to upgrade […]

Flash Player 10.1 and AIR 2 released

Aaah… This is a great day! The Flash Player and AIR teams have been working on this for months and we’ve also been talking about it for quite a while. Today we’re upgrading the web with a ton of new features in Flash Player 10.1 and enable developers to build engaging cross-platform desktop applications.
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