2011 Kevin Lynch On Technology Momentum
Kevin Lynch has posted some thoughts on momentum with Adobe's HTML5 strategy from a tooling and standards perspective, and hints at more to come. Also included is a short video about the CSS Regions and CSS Exclusions contributions that Adobe has made to WebKit.
2011 Spilling Some MAX Beans
Yep, secret no more now that I've posted MAX 2011 on Approach! over on the Adobe Features Blogs.
2011 Sign Up For MAX Online
2011 Flash 11 And AIR 3 Announced
We just announced that Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 will be launching in early October. To help you get ready, here are some articles on what's new and exciting:
- What's new in Adobe AIR 3
- HTML updates in Adobe AIR 3
- What's new in Flash Player 11
- What's new in Flex 4.6 SDK and Flash Builder 4.6
- Installation and deployment options in Adobe AIR 3
- Native extensions for Adobe AIR
2011 Flash Jeopardy At Adobe MAX 2011
Last year at MAX I hosted Are You Smarter Than An Evangelist (they weren't, the Evangelists won). This year we'll be playing Flash Jeopardy, and once again I am hosting! If you'll be at MAX, join the audience on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 3:00 p.m. at the Flash Rocks Entertainment Lounge inside the Community Pavilion. Help us stump our four constants from the Flash community, send Flash trivia questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2011 Now Available: MariaDB Crash Course
MariaDB is a fork (offshoot) of MySQL, one of the most popular database management systems in the world. MariaDB was created by the creator of MySQL to address some of the limitations and shortcomings in MySQL, and is intended to be a drop in replacement for MySQL as well. At the request of Monty Widenius, creator of MySQL and MariaDB, I ported my best-selling MySQL Crash Course to focus specifically on MariaDB. The new book, MariaDB Crash Course, was just released and is now available for purchase.
Note: As already noted, MariaDB is based on MySQL. Indeed, it can be thought of as MySQL plus new features and improvements. In other words, if you have used MySQL then you already know how to use MariaDB. As such, if you have a copy of my MySQL Crash Course or my Sams Teach Yourself SQL In 10 Minutes, then you'll likely NOT want a copy of this new title.
2011 Discounted ColdFusion Hosting At HostMySite
I've never been a fan of Go Daddy ColdFusion hosting. But, with them announcing that they are exiting the ColdFusion hosting business, quite a few users have e-mailed to ask for alternative hosting recommendations. HostMysite has been hosting my own site for many years, and I've been very pleased with the service and up-time on my dedicated servers. Earlier this week they emailed to tell me that in response to the Go Daddy announcement they were offering discounted ColdFusion hosting. So, for free setup and 30% off ColdFusion hosting plans, just click here.
2011 ColdFusion 9.0.1 Cumulative Hot Fix 2 Released
ColdFusion 9.0.1 Cumulative Hot Fix 2 has just been released.
2011 European Back From MAX Events
It's been a few years since we hosted MAX in Europe, and I am hoping that at some point we'll resurrect that event. But, in the interim, we are hosting a series of Back From MAX events right after MAX 2011. These day-long events in Paris, Berlin, and London will deep-dive into MAX highlights and announcements, giving those who are unable to join us in Los Angeles a taste of what MAX is all about. I'll be presenting the opening keynote at these events, and fellow evangelists will be presenting much of the content. Event details are all online, and I hope to see you there (unless I see you at MAX first, that is).
2011 Edge Preview 2 Released