2011 Vote For Matt Gifford
.net Magazine is running their annual .net Awards, and our own Matt Gifford is the only ColdFusion developer up for a .net Awards 2011. Feel free to help him out, go vote (category 16, at the bottom).
2011 ColdFusion Silent Installation
A user emailed me to ask about installing ColdFusion when no desktop access is available (Telnet access, for example). I sent him this link describing Performing a silent installation of ColdFusion 9, and am posting it here just so I have it the next time I need it.
2011 PolitiFact App Makes Its Broadway Debut
The PolitiFact app has fast become the poster child for all that is great about Flash, Flex, and AIR. The app is useful, fun, responsive, supports multiple platforms and devices, and was built by one developer using a single codebase in just three weeks. Recently the iPhone/iPad version of the app made Apple's What's Hot list, too. Well, now the app has made its Broadway debut, featured on a giant electronic billboard in Times Square, complete with a huge onscreen QR code for easy downloading.
2011 MariaDB Crash Course Available For Pre-Order
At the request of Monty Widenius, creator of MySQL and now MariaDB, I ported my MySQL Crash Course to create a new book entitled MariaDB Crash Course. The book won't be out for a couple of months, but it is now available for pre-order.
2011 ADC: Considerations For Developing Adobe AIR Applications For Mobile
ADC is running an article by Flash Runtime Principal Scientists Oliver Goldman on Considerations for developing Adobe AIR applications for mobile. This one is worth a quick read.
2011 Paul Trani's New Book On Flash Based Android Development
Fellow Adobe evangelist Paul Trani is an author! He has just published his first book (co-authored with three other developers) on building Android applications using Flash, Flex, and AIR. Pro Android Flash is available for purchase now on Amazon.com.
2011 CSS Regions Working Draft And Video
Looking for a way to get web page text to flow properly between different page sections? Need to wrap text around irregular shapes? Check out this video of CSS Regions, work by Adobe colleagues that has been submitted to W3C as a working draft.
2011 Andy Trice Joining The Team
The newest Adobe evangelist is Andy Trice who made the announcement on his blog today. Welcome aboard Andy, great to have you on the team!
2011 ColdFusion Builder 2 Hot Fix Available
ColdFusion Builder 2 Hot Fix 1 has been released to fix three reported bugs.
2011 Webinar On AIR And Sony Tablet Opportunities
Last week I mentioned the Adobe AIR App Challenge sponsored by Sony. To help you get started, and to learn more about using AIR to build apps for the upcoming Sony tablet devices, we're hosting two webinars later this week. Details online, and registration is now open.