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Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Dojo Extensions for AIR

Category: Adobe

SitePen has built an interesting set of APIs to enable you to create better JavaScript applications that run in the AIR platform: This new effort creates a new namespace, dair, making it even easier to create rich desktop apps using the Dojo Toolkit and Adobe AIR like the Dojo Toolbox. The extensions offer convenience methods Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:23 am

4 rating from 41 votes

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

FancyUpload for Flash 10 to fix your uploader

Category: Adobe

This is the week of the plugin. First we had the launch of Silverlight 2, and then, quickly on the back of that we get Adobe Flash 10 at the same time as the entire Creative Suite 4 (which has great Flash authoring tools of course). One of the security features in Flash 10 is Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:06 pm

3.9 rating from 24 votes

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Open Web Podcast – Episode 5: Ryan Stewart of Adobe

Category: Adobe, OpenWebPodcast

Ryan Stewart of Adobe joined us for episode 5 of the Open Web Podcast. We really want to be pragmatic Open Web citizens, so thought it would be good to hear from Ryan and get his point of view on what Adobe, and he, are thinking with respect to the Web as a-whole. You can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:45 am
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3.6 rating from 18 votes

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Flash 10 and the bad news for JavaScript interaction

Category: Accessibility, Adobe, Flash, Security

Right now you can use Flash to work around a lot of JavaScript limitations and many products use an invisible Flash movie to for example batch upload files (Flickr, WordPress), play movies in a screenreader accessible manner (with DHTML controls outside the main movie – Yahoo Video, for example) or automatically add content to the Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 4:11 pm

4.3 rating from 54 votes

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Linux Users Are Closer to Building AIR Apps

Category: Adobe

Adobe continues to update the AIR runtime and SDK to make it a strong cross-platform candidate for building desktop apps. Support for the Linux operating system has been a bit of a sore spot for the AIR team but they’re working hard to address that as evidenced with their release yesterday of Adobe AIR for Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:23 am

4.1 rating from 21 votes

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Want to Use AIR? Read About the Dojo Toolbox Development Effort First

Category: Adobe, Dojo

If you’ve ever been curious as to what goes into building a Adobe AIR application, then read Kevin Dangoor’s account of how the Dojo Toolbox was built: Building the Dojo Toolbox allowed us to dive into Adobe® AIR™, and to create a blended toolchain of JavaScript, PHP, Python and Rhino (JavaScript on the Java Virtual Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:30 am
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3 rating from 30 votes

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Tombs of Asciiroth: GWT, Gears, and AIR enabled RPG Game

Category: Adobe, Games, Gears

Alx Dark has created The Tombs of Asciiroth a fully functional roguelike-meets-puzzle-arcade game. Asciiroth is a a complete, functional, open source game, written using GWT, and distributed either as an Adobe AIR application, or as a game you can play over the web. In the latter case, it uses Gears to provide saved game support. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:22 am
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3.7 rating from 24 votes

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

AIRing out your Lingerie; Running applications for the articles

Category: Adobe

I was wary about posting on this one, as it does involve scantily clad women. If that offends you, skip now, and please accept my apologies, and I know that this probably fits better for a Friday Fun posting, but let’s get to it: Ok, so when I was on the Adobe AIR tour, some Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:32 am

3.6 rating from 18 votes

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Adobe AMF Support in Zend Framework

Category: Adobe, Framework

Andi Gutmans of Zend has posted on a proposal for AMF support in the Zend Framework, which is being lead by the AMFPHP project leader, Wade Arnold. This ZF component will allow for client-side applications built with Flex and Adobe AIR to communicate easily and efficiently with PHP on the server-side. We are excited about Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:43 am
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3.4 rating from 16 votes

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Building a better ActionScript

Category: Adobe

Colin Moock has been creating some buzz in the Flash community with his article on the charges against ActionScript 3.0: The removal of on()/onClipEvent() from Flash CS3 makes creating simple interactivity hard. Getting rid of loaded .swf files is hard. Casting DisplayObject.parent makes controlling parent movie clips hard. The removal of getURL() makes linking hard. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:18 am

4.9 rating from 209 votes

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Free copies available of the Adobe AIR for JavaScript Developers Pocketguide

Category: Adobe

If you have an interest in Adobe AIR, Mike Chambers has 100 free copies of the Adobe AIR for JavaScript Developers Pocketguide, and one of them could have your name on it. All you have to do is email him with your name, shipping address, and phone number if you are outside of the US. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:40 am

3.7 rating from 45 votes

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

OpenLaszlo 4.1: DHTML ready for primetime

Category: Adobe, Ajax

OpenLaszlo is a fascinating project, and got even more interesting when they went meta, and allowed you to general Ajax applications as well as SWF ones. The 4.1 release is a big one, as it brings full parity to the Ajax side of the house: OpenLaszlo 4.1 is a major release bringing full support for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:19 am

3.8 rating from 52 votes

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

SEO and RIA get closer together with Flash indexing news

Category: Adobe, Google

Google and Adobe have been working on improving the indexing of Flash applications. In the past we could simply look at the SWF files and try to grab strings out of them, but there was zero context. To go further Google uses the SWF Searchable work from Adobe to be more of a ‘human’ actor Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:05 pm

3 rating from 29 votes

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Adobe AIR v1.1 Released, Enhanced Support for Internationalization

Category: Adobe

Adobe AIR, the SDK & runtime which has become the popular choice for building desktop-enabled web applications, has been updated with enhanced support for internationalization. With AIR v1.1, Adobe has bumped the number of supported languages to ten including Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Spanish & Brazilian Portuguese and included support for double-byte keyboard input. Other notable Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 5:45 am

4.1 rating from 31 votes

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Flash 10 “Astro” prerelease

Category: Adobe

With Silverlight 2 aimed square at Flash, many of us were interested to see what Flash 10 would have in store for us. We get our first glimpse with the Flash 10 prerelease, code named “Astro”. I installed the prerelease and recorded the demos so you can take a quick peak: The biggest feature in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:18 am

4.5 rating from 37 votes

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Adobe lifts SWF/FLV restrictions and creates Open Screen Project

Category: Adobe, Announcements

I start with an aside; This must be the most un-Adobe website I have ever seen. Below is the entire website for the Open Screen Project: As the site says, the details are in the press release which says: The Open Screen Project is working to enable a consistent runtime environment — taking advantage of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:10 am

4.7 rating from 40 votes