Hello, and welcome to my online home. I’m Ben Forta, Adobe’s Senior Director of Customer Learning, an educator, best-selling author, blogger, public speaker, and an all-around techie. Check out my books on SQL, Regular Expressions, ColdFusion, and more.

13Nov
2014
The Premiere Clip Team Is Blogging

Title says it all. Meagan Keane introduced Premiere Clip at MAX last month. If you haven't played with it yet, go download it for free. And if you want to learn more and keep up with the news, the Premiere Clip team is now blogging, too.

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12Nov
2014
Flash And AIR 16 Now In Beta

Beta versions (code named "Natoma") of both Flash Player 16 and AIR 16 have been posted to Adobe Labs.

And yes, that's version 14 in June of this year, version 15 in August, and the beta of version 16 in November. Impressive, huh?

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11Nov
2014
Edge Code Is Now Brackets

Brackets is an open source lightweight code editor, a project we started because we saw the need and the community (who download each new release over 100,000 times) agreed. Edge Code is built on top of Brackets and was added to the Creative Cloud to make it easier to obtain and use. With the recent 1.0 release of Brackets, Product Manager Ryan Stewart has announced that going forward we'll be focusing on Brackets, and will notify customers to get Brackets for future updates.

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10Nov
2014
Enter The Power Of Illustrator Sweepstakes

BucketFeet is a collective of over 10,000 artists from 60 countries, creating art and one-of-a-kind, artist-designed shoes. At MAX we featured a session on using the new touch capabilities of Illustrator on Surface Pro 3, and we collaborated with BucketFeet and artists to do just that, create one-of-a-kind shoes with Illustrator.

And now BucketFeet and Adobe are collaborating with The #PowerOfIllustrator Sweepstakes, your chance to win a Surface Pro 3, a Creative Cloud membership, and BucketFeet shoes and framed art. Plus, by entering the sweepstakes you are automatically eligible for BucketFeet discounts.

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6Nov
2014
Play The Pen Tool Game

If you've ever struggled to use the pen tool in Illustrator, Photoshop, or Flash, we've just published a game to help you learn and practice your pen tool skills. Give it a try, and let us know what you think.

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