Blog

Blog posts made in April 2010
30Apr
2010
New Contest: Use Flex And Acrobat And Win Prizes

The Adobe Acrobat PDF Portfolio Navigator Developer Contest is open. Use Flex and Acrobat to create an original and innovative PDF Portfolio Navigator, and you could win prizes, fame, and publicity!

Read More ›

30Apr
2010
Hemanth Sharma Demonstrates One Codebase Multiple Screen

Hemanth Sharma recently joined the Adobe Platform Evangelism team in India. He has posted details (including a video) on how he created a simple game in Flash, showing the same code running on desktop computers, tables, and even devices.

Read More ›

30Apr
2010
IBM ILOG Elixir for Flex 4 Beta

ILOG Elixir has long been the definitive Flex charting library, and IBM has announced the availability of the beta of IBM ILOG Elixir for Flex 4.

Read More ›

29Apr
2010
Kevin Lynch: We're Moving Forward

Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch reaffirms that we have already decided to shift our focus away from Apple devices for both Flash Player and AIR, and notes that we are working to bring Flash Player and AIR to all the other major participants in the mobile ecosystem, including Google, RIM, Palm (soon to be HP), Microsoft, Nokia and others.

Read More ›

28Apr
2010
Flash Player Preview Features Mac Hardware Acceleration

A Flash Player preview release, code-named Gala, has been posted to Adobe Labs. This Flash Player introduces support for H.264 video hardware decoding on Mac OS X 10.6.3 (the most recent release of Mac OS X Snow Leopard). The hardware acceleration functionality in the Gala preview release of Flash Player is expected to be included in an update following the release of Flash Player 10.1.

Read More ›

28Apr
2010
HackMyCF Updated To Detect BlazeDS Vulnerability

Pete Freitag has announced that he has updated his invaluable HackMyCF to detect a BlazeDS vulnerability that was fixed a couple of months ago.

Read More ›

27Apr
2010
New Tarmac Delay Rule Is NOT Good News

The new tarmac delay rule goes into effect this week, and DOT Secretary Ray LaHood has promised that the rule will be strongly enforced. Some passenger advocates have hailed the new rule as a landmark breakthrough. Some have even cheered the denial of airline requested exceptions for specific airports where delays will likely be beyond the airline's control (JFK as an example). Leading the debate has been FlyersRights.org, the self-proclaimed "largest non-profit consumer organization representing airline passengers". Well, they don't represent me.

I have flown millions of miles, literally. I have flown every major airline in the world. I have flown in and out of more airports than I can recall. And yes, I have dealt with delays and cancellations and bad weather and emergency landings and long tarmac waits and mechanical problems and aborted take-offs and ... you get the idea. I also know lots of people in the airline industry. Heck, I am on a first-name basis with multiple pilots, flight attendants, and airline representatives. So I think I am more than qualified to voice an opinion on this one. And my opinion is that this rule will become the poster boy for the Law of Unintended Consequences.

I know that it's popular to bash airlines, especially with baggage fees (and hand luggage fees!) and fare increases and charging for select seats and no free food and so on. But, the reality is that airlines are still losing money. And they actually don't make much on completely full flights! There is absolutely no way airlines are going to risk fines of up to $27,500 per passenger (that's over $6,000,000 or so for a typical Boeing 757).

And so now airlines will do the only thing they can do, they'll cancel flights earlier or more often. And for those of us who live on the road, life is going to get just a bit more painful as a result.

Congress, DOT, and FlyersRights.org, thanks for nothing!

Read More ›

26Apr
2010
Adobe Developer Week Coming Soon

During Developer Week, learn about the Adobe Flash Platform, including Flex, Flash Builder, AIR, and how it integrates with Creative Suite 5 technologies. This weeklong event features free, live webinars presented by Adobe technology experts. See live demos and have your questions answered by the experts during interactive Q&A sessions. Register and attend whichever sessions suit your needs and you will be eligible to win a copy of Flash Builder 4 Professional or Creative Suite 5 Web Premium.

Read More ›

21Apr
2010
Andy Rubin On Android And AIR

Google VP of Engineering, Andy Rubin, has posted comments regarding Adobe AIR on Android.

Read More ›

20Apr
2010
Adobe Flash Platform Summit China About To Start

I am writing this from the front of the convention center in Beijing, China, where we are hosting out first Annual Adobe Flash Platform Summit. (It's not an official annual event yet, but seeing how well this has come together it absolutely needs to be!).

There are 1000 chairs in the hall, and the facilities people are running around to find more. There are over 200 people outside queuing up to pay to get in. The keynote presenters, organizers, interpreters, are all scurrying around. Ed Rowe is eyeballing his keynote notes. The buzz in the room is palpable. This feels like MAX.

Music fading, lights, cameras, action ...

Read More ›