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.

18Dec
2014
Brackets 1.1 Is Here

Brackets 1.1 is out, featuring cross-browser live preview, stabililty and perfomance enhancements, and an update to the Extract extension. More details in the announcement blog post.

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16Dec
2014
AIR 16 Beta Updated

We released Flash Player 16 last week, and AIR 16 is on the way. In fact, the updated beta of AIR 16 is now on Adobe Labs.

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16Dec
2014
Reviewing littleBits

I love electronics, and I love introducing others, especially kids, to the wondrous creativity of electronics and programming. Over the years I've tinkered with everything from Radio Shack all-in-one kits to Arduinos to collections of oddball components to Lego Mindstorms to purpose specific kits to Raspberry Pis to ... well, just about every option out there. I've tried them all and then some, and have developed some pretty strong opinions about how to introduce kids to electronics and programming. And no, I don't have a favorite option. Or rather, I didn't, until I discovered littleBits.

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15Dec
2014
Adobe Creative SDK For Android

Creative SDK has been powering all sorts of iOS apps (our own and 3rd party) for a few months now. And the team has just announced that now Android devices can share the love.

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12Dec
2014
Fotolia To Join Creative Cloud

Fotolia is devoted to offering affordable creative imagery with a crowdsourced library of over 34,000,000 royalty-free images, vectors, illustrations and video footage clips in 23 countries and in 14 languages. And we've announced that Fotolia is joining Creative Cloud.

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