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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Taking Web Applications Offline, to the Desktop, and beyond

Category: Adobe, Gears, Presentation

Ryan Stewart of Adobe and I got to give a joint talk this morning that covered Adobe AIR, Gears, and how you can build offline and desktop applications right now. Obviously, Ryan gave an overview of AIR, and I did the same for Gears. We also discussed reasons to be excited about Web development, some Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:51 pm
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4 rating from 26 votes

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Adobe AIR for JavaScript Developers Pocketguide

Category: Adobe

Adobe AIR for JavaScript developers provides an introduction to Adobe AIR for developers using interested in building AIR applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. The book has been updated for the latest and greatest, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License. Yup, the book is free. You can download it first on Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:37 pm
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4.2 rating from 48 votes

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Adobe Releases AIR for Linux, Joins LSF

Category: Adobe

Adobe continues to expand its support for the Linux platofrm by announcing the release of the Adobe AIR runtime for Linux. This expands the ability to deploy AIR desktop applications to the three major operating systems (Windows, OS X & Linux) while still using the standard web technologies developers have become accustomed to. This release Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:06 am
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4.5 rating from 23 votes

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Adobe Photoshop Express Launches

Category: Adobe, Flash, Showcase

The launch of Adobe Photoshop Express has been much anticipated. We are seeing the move of a large software company going from desktop to Web for a major application. As Erick Schonfeld points out “Photoshop Express is by no means just Photoshop ported onto the web.” I am a big fan of Picnik and for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:14 am
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3.2 rating from 17 votes

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Moo Snippely – Manage Your Code Snippets Locally

Category: Adobe, Ajax, MooTools

We all have bits of reusable code that we store in some fashion. These snippets prove to be invaluable at helping to not “reinvent the wheel” so storing them in a safe and convenient place is important. The MooTools team wants to make it easy for you to store your snippets easily through the use Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am
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4.1 rating from 46 votes

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Silverlight Offline and AIR

Category: Adobe, Microsoft

A couple of articles from the press came out at the same time. Darryl Taft reported on his conversation with Kevin Lynch and Martin LaMonica published Microsoft to take Silverlight offline eventually. The intersection is where Kevin answers about Silverlight going offline: Well, what about an offline Silverlight capability? Would that do it? In order Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:50 am
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2.8 rating from 16 votes

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Dojo on AIR shows detail on AIR itself

Category: Adobe, Dojo

At first when you hear “FooAjaxLibrary now supports AIR” you think “er, OK, AIR has WebKit so it supports them all doesn’t it?”. SitePen added support for AIR in Dojo and gave us detailed information about the changes. The value of this document is that it gives hints to us Ajax folk as we develop Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:10 am
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4.1 rating from 21 votes

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Snoto Photo: Snook, Flickr and AIR

Category: Adobe, Ajax, Announcements, MooTools

After recently installing Snitter, I have to say I’ve become a bit of a fanboy of Jonathan Snook. The guy just produces some good stuff. So when I saw that he announced a new AIR application, I had to get it installed and checked out. While Snoto (ya know, Snook, Snitter, Snoto) isn’t as polished Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 12:33 pm
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4.2 rating from 31 votes

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Adobe extending Flash platform: Run C, C++, Java and more

Category: Adobe, Flash

Paul Krill picked up on Kevin Lynch saying “It’s basically a way to take other languages and make them run on top of Flash Player” as he answered a question from the audience at Engage the other night. Expanding on the project, Ted Patrick, Adobe technical evangelist, said the technology would allow for cross-compiling existing Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:20 am
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3.9 rating from 19 votes

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Ext Releases v2.0.2 with Adobe AIR Support

Category: Adobe, Ajax, Sencha

To coincide with the release of Adobe’s AIR v1.0, the Ext team released v2.0.2 of the Ext framework with enhanced support for the new AIR runtime. The Ext and Adobe teams collaborated during the AIR beta process to ensure that support for the updated AIR API and security sandbox would be available to Ext users Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 8:00 am
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Adobe AIR v1.0 & Flex 3.0 Released; New Adobe Open Source Site Launched

Category: Adobe, Ajaxian.com Announcements, Flash

Continuing their march into the RIA space, Adobe announced today the official release of AIR v1.0 and Flex 3.0. Adobe has taken the beta off of the wrapper as their have released both AIR 1.0 and Flex 3.0. As Ajax developers, Adobe is trying hard to get us developing applications, not just Flash folks. They Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:02 am
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4.2 rating from 41 votes

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Air on Rails…. the Euro kind

Category: Adobe, Conferences

Mike and the Air team have announced that the Adobe Bus tour is moving to europe, just without the bus. Instead, they will be doing it like the europeans do, and jumping on the train. Far better for the environment :) As you may have noticed, we have just updated the on AIR tour website, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:04 am
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3.6 rating from 15 votes

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Kevin Lynch promoted to become Adobe CTO

Category: Adobe

I met this really nice bloke at the first Ajax get together, put on a few years back, by O’Reilly and Adaptive Path. Ben and I were arguing about something or other and this guy politely told us that we were totally wrong. It turned out to be Kevin. He is a really nice chap, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:01 am
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3.1 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Dreamweaver Users Rejoice! Support for JS Libs Now Available.

Category: Adobe, jQuery, Prototype

Adobe Dreamweaver isn’t know for it’s JavaScript support let alone coding help for the popular JavaScript libraries and frameworks. Up to now, developers and designers who’ve used DW for their client-side work have been left out of the fun of other IDEs such as Eclipse and Komodo . That’s all changed now that to a Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am
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4.3 rating from 33 votes

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Adobe AIR is on Fire

Category: Adobe

Adobe AIR, the platform that lets you create desktop apps using web technologies, continues to garner attention. With Beta 3 just recently released and a host of companies coming out with new apps, AIR is building up a ton of steam just prior to it’s official v1.0 release. First up, Adobe’s Kevion Hoyt gives us Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:10 pm
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4.1 rating from 29 votes

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

CommandProxy: Integrating AIR and .NET

Category: .NET, Adobe

CommandProxy is a proof of concept by Mike Chambers (Adobe AIR team) that offers a solution to a feature that Ben and I have wanted in AIR…. the ability to talk to native code: Two of the most requested features for Adobe AIR have been the ability to launch native executables from an AIR application, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:27 pm
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3.2 rating from 26 votes