MAX 2007 Report

Thanks to everyone who came to the meeting last week for the MAX 2007 Report. Here’s the presentation file: MAX 2007 Report PowerPoint. This file is a summary of my conference notes. Here’s the discussion outline/intro screen: Intro Keynotes/General Sessions Selected Sessions Special Interest Conclusions Questions/Comments Here’s the conclusions/summary screen: AIR is the current Big […]

Notes from MAX

I’m at the Adobe MAX convention this week and will give a report on the Adobe announcements etc. at our October meeting. In the meantime, here are the notes I’m taking in a public Google Notebook. The sections show up in reverse chronological order (newest first). I’ll continue to add to it through Wednesday. Hope […]

Tom Dent CS3 presentation

Here are my notes and observations from today’s meeting. Since there was a lot of info, I pretty much just wrote down what was new to me (or what I’d remembered hearing before but forgot). Therefore, please send any additions/corrections and I’ll add them and credit you: It was the best attendance I remember at […]

Adobe, mobile devices, and the iPhone/iPod touch

As I’ve mentioned before (in April, June, and July), Macromedia and now Adobe have been strongly emphasizing the importance of developing for mobile devices for years—since at least the 2003 MAX conference that I remember. But I’ve been hearing some discouraging words regarding Flash—i.e., the lack of it—on the iPhone and iPod touch. From Roughly […]

O’Reilly book on Adobe Integrated Runtime: free PDF download

A new pocket guide on Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) from O’Reilly is available on Amazon but also as a free PDF download from Ajaxian.com. Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) for JavaScript Developers Pocket Guide covers: Introduction to AIR Getting Started with AIR development Working with JavaScript and HTML within AIR AIR Mini Cookbook Command line tools […]

Flash Summer Camp one-day workshop in Dallas

Adobe and lynda.com are putting on a one-day training seminar in Dallas on Tuesday, August 21. It’s $99 or $79 for students/educators. It’s aimed at new users so it may be useful if you want a jump-start on learning Flash.

Adobe over MS et al. in (non-PC) web apps?

(Executive summary: learn Flash / Flex / AIR!) Last week the PBS technology column The Pulpit had an interesting article about Adobe and its competing with MS and others. Some quotes (emphases added): Microsoft is putting massive resources behind Silverlight. Sun is trying to take Java to the next level with Java FX. Mozilla is […]

Adobe Community Summit report

The following is an HTML version of the the PowerPoint file from today’s presentation. These are talking points only; if you have questions email me or check the Adobe site. What’s in it for you? Make professional plans based on what’s coming up in the future Download beta apps sooner to evaluate, and perhaps influence […]

Where’s Director?

Director 11? This year? Ever? (added 6-17-07: Adobe is offering a Director MX2004 eSeminar this Wednesday June 20 and again on July 24. Doesn’t sound like anything new in itself, but the fact that it’s occurring does indicate the program isn’t dead.) On Tuesday, Gary Rosenzweig said yes, Director 11 will be out this year. […]

Great free stuff—how should we choose who gets what?

Some great giveaways coming up, to be topped off with one fortunate person receiving any Adobe software package up to $2,100 in value. Very cool. Adobe will give this away once every six months, suggesting “the best method for awarding the software is to hold a contest for members that runs for the duration of […]