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Blog posts made in February 2011
28Feb
2011
Demand For ColdFusion Developers In UK

As per this eWeek Europe story, the latest UK jobs market numbers are better news for IT professionals than for employers. Apparently it's getting harder to find developers with specific skills, and among them is ColdFusion. While a bit of a back-handed compliment, it's good to know that ColdFusion developers in the UK are in demand (and can thus probably charge a premium for their expertise).

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27Feb
2011
Molehill On Newly Launched Adobe AIR And Flash Player Incubator

The Adobe Flash Platform runtimes team has launched the Adobe AIR and Flash Player Incubator program, a new place on Adobe Labs for them to share with developers features that are under development or under consideration for inclusion in future versions of the runtimes.

The first item on the site is Molehill, a new set of low-level, GPU-accelerated 3D APIs that enable advanced 3D experiences across devices through the Adobe Flash Platform runtimes.

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23Feb
2011
Kevin Lynch On The Multiscreen Revolution

Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch has posted his thoughts on the multiscreen revolution based on his MAX 2010 opening keynote.

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23Feb
2011
Flash Player 10.2 Update For Android Tablets

As Matt Rozen just posted ...

Adobe will offer Flash Player 10.2 pre-installed on some tablets and as an OTA download on others within a few weeks of Android 3 (Honeycomb) devices becoming available, the first of which is expected to be the Motorola Xoom.

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21Feb
2011
Trying To Get To Flash Israel, And Thanks For Nothing DOT

I'm go-presenting the Flash Israel 2011 opening keynote with Lee Brimelow tomorrow. Or rather, I'm trying to. Weather last night close to shut down DTW, so I never made my connection in JFK. I am now in Amsterdam, and have an 8 hour wait until the flight to TLV. I'll arrive in the wee hours Tuesday morning, not long before we have to present. Still, I'm really glad to be visiting Israel again, even briefly.

Somewhat related, back in April 2010 I stated that the new DOT 3 Hour Tarmac Delay Rule was a bad idea. I predicted that it would make airlines overly risk averse, pushing them to return to the gate too early, because canceling flights would be cheaper than risking huge fines. And the pilot on my DTW to JFK flight last night confirmed my fears when he announced that he'd like to wait in the queue longer, that he thought we probably could get out, but that the airline is insisting we deplane because we had just broken the 2 hour mark. Nice, thank you government, you have once again proven how utterly useless you are, and how the Law of Unintended Consequences is alive and well.

Ok, now what to do for 8 hours in Amsterdam?

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19Feb
2011
Eclipse Community Awards 2011 Now Open

The Eclipse Community Awards 2011 community awards are now open, and our own ColdFusion Builder and Flash Builder 4 are both nominees in the Best Developer Tool category. Go vote!

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18Feb
2011
The Register On Adobe, Open Source, and jQuery

Back at MAX 2010 I chatted John Resig about Adobe's contributions to jQuery Mobile. This topic came up again this week at Mobile World Congress amidst discussions about Adobe and HTML5, and The Register has posted an article on the subject as well as the whole over-hyped HTML5 / Flash "controversy".

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17Feb
2011
MWC 2011 Flash Announcements

I spent the week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and got back earlier today. It was just a year ago, at MWC 2010, that we announced that Flash and AIR were finally coming to devices near you, the progress and momentum are pretty astounding. Matt Rozen has posted some thoughts on the subject over on the Flash Platform Blog.

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15Feb
2011
Digital Publishing Content Viewer For Android

You've seen those amazing Wired and Martha Stewart and New Yorker magazine demos on iPad, right? Those are created using the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, which to date created publications viewable on iOS only. Dave Dickson over on the Adobe Digital Publishing blog has announced that the Android viewer is now available.

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14Feb
2011
Flash And AIR At MWC

Hello from Barcelona and Mobile World Congress. It was a year ago at this same event that we loudly trumpeted that Flash and AIR on devices was "almost here". And a year later the progress and momentum is outstanding. For some highlights, see this post on the Flash Platform blog.

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