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

28Aug
2014
Flash And AIR 15 Beta Updated

Updated beta versions of Flash Player 15 and AIR 15 are now available for download on Adobe Labs. Changes include Stage3D Standard profile support for iOS and Android (this was introduced in v14 for desktop only), improved Windows 8 support, AIR Gamepad enhancements, hardware video decoding in Chrome (PPAPI) on Windows, and automatic software fall back with StageVideo. More details can be found in the release notes.

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26Aug
2014
Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Host Adobe MAX Sneaks

Adobe MAX is just over a month away. This year I'll once again have the privilege of hosting MAX Sneaks, and my celebrity co-host will be the very talented Joseph Gordon-Levitt (A River Runs Through It, Angels in the Outfield, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Inception, Looper, ...). Not that you needed another reason to attend MAX, but, yeah, now you do indeed have one more reason to attend.

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25Aug
2014
Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2014 Finalists Announced

Last week I mentioned the fun I had reviewing submissions for this year's Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Well, the finalists have been announced, and winners will be announced at a screening and reception at Adobe MAX on October 5, 2014.

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14Aug
2014
Adobe Muse Updated

Adobe Muse had a major update in June, and the team has just announced that the product has been updated yet again to include support for self-hosted web fonts, CAPTCHA form protection, right-to-left languages (Hebrew and Arabic), and more. Creative Cloud users should see the update in the Creative Cloud app, and when you do update, you'll also find updated content within the product.

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12Aug
2014
Fun Reviewing Awards Submissions

Today I got to spend a few hours reviewing student submissions for our 2014 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. In addition to hanging out with some really talented judges, the real treat was seeing some of the absolutely amazing creative submissions. We'll announce winners at MAX in October, but until then I consider myself truly fortunate to have had the chance to review student work that could rival anything created by professionals and studios. Wow!

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