October Issue of the Edge


Have you seen the October issue of the Edge newsletter? It’s now live on Adobe.com. Produced by the Adobe Developer Relations team, the Edge has 1.7 million subscribers worldwide. It features video, articles and tutorials for developers and designers who create content and applications for the web.

In this month’s video, Edge Managing Editor Julie Campagna is on the scene at Adobe MAX 2009. See a snapshot of this year’s lively event, including announcements, technology previews, and commentary from attendees.

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AFCS Presentation to BAADAUG Slides

I just posted the slides for my BAADAUG presentation on Adobe Flash Collaboration Services.

I had a great time with the group and I appreicate them putting up with a brand new slide deck. I’ll be giving a version of this over at the ActionScript Conference in Singapore, so if you’re in the area, you can still register!

Adobe Flash Platform user groups in London

adobe_usergroups.jpgFor those based in or around London, I wanted to provide a quick update on the Adobe Flash Platform user groups that are available and encourage you to find out more about each of the groups and the events they are running…

One of the longest established groups, the London Flash Platform User Group (LFPUG) isn’t an official Adobe user group (so you won’t find it on groups.adobe.com), but it does offer a unique mix of presentations in an informal setting and attracts a good crowd every month. Meetings take place regularly on the last Thursday of the month near Farringdon – the next meeting is on July 30th, with presentations on UML for AS3 and the Mate Framework.

Next up is the Flex London User Group (FLUG) – with a large membership registered on MeetUp and a history of organizing several successful Flex Camp events, the FLUG is currently undergoing a change in leadership and the newly-formed team is starting to put ideas together for more regular meetings. Without any meetings currently scheduled, I’d recommend that you sign up to the MeetUp site so as to receive information on upcoming events as they are confirmed. If you’re interested in helping out with presentations or can contribute in other ways, then please do let me know I can put you in touch with the user group managers.

Finally, there is a new Adobe RIA User Group, which has been setup by Skills Matter to provide information on Flex, AIR and LiveCycle to more of an enterprise developer audience. I’ll be presenting an ‘Introduction to Flex 4′ at the inaugural meeting on August 19th, with my colleague Ben Forsaith presenting an ‘Introduction to BlazeDS and LiveCycle Data Services 3′ at the follow-up meeting in September. For more information about these meetings and to register visit the event website.

User groups are a great place to meet like-minded developers, watch technical presentations and get information on the latest tools, technologies and frameworks – if you’re developing with Flash in some way I’d strongly recommend you join one. If you’re not based in London, but would like to attend or start your own user group, then you can find more information at the Adobe Groups website.

Flex and ColdFusion in Nashville!

I’m heading to Nashville  to speak at the following events:

Thursday, 06/18/2009 7PM CDT – Nashville ColdFusion User Group – I’ll be showing some amazingly cool features in the upcoming release of ColdFusion.

Friday, 06/19/2009 7PM CDT – 615 Flash / Flex camp & Flex Adobe Tour – Cool Flex 4 and Catalyst demonstrations as well as […]

Tampa Flex, Flash, AIR, ColdFusion event – March 4th!

The second meeting of the Tampa Flash, Flex and AIR Developers Group will be held on Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 at 6pm in the Atrium of the Art Institutes of Tampa. The Art Institutes of Tampa is located at 4401 N. Himes Avenue, Tampa, Florida.
Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/aitampamap
I am happy to announce that Ben Forta, Director […]