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Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

as3Query: jQuery port to ActionScript

Category: Adobe, Flash, JavaScript, jQuery

First we see the new jQuery 1.2.2 release, and now “nitoyon” has ported jQuery to ActionScript 3.0 creating as3Query. This port has everything bar the Ajax features, and it comes with a set of demos: Creating instances and monitoring events Tweening CSS Selector < View plain text > javascript function animate(f:Boolean):void {     // Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:57 am

3.9 rating from 37 votes

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Interview with Ben and Stephan on

Category: Adobe, Interview

I got to interview Ben and Stephan, the creators of a new Flex/AIR application that was shown off at JavaPolis in Belgium. The application gives you access to the library of talks that Parleys has available, and it includes features such as: Being able to take video offline to watch later Comments in the stream Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:10 am
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4.6 rating from 16 votes

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Build your first Adobe AIR app

Category: Adobe

With all of the press surrounding Adobe AIR, I’m sure many of you have been chomping at the bit to give it a go. Jonathan Snook shows you how in his tutorial, Christmas Is In The AIR. AIR is Adobe’s answer to leveraging existing web technologies for building desktop applications and it’s a cool bit Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am
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3.7 rating from 23 votes

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Adobe AMF and Flash Media Server

Category: Adobe

One thing that I learned being on the Adobe bus tour was that Ted Patrick has good taste in reggae. He just put a blog post up about the ABCs of AMF in which he details the format and has a little hint at the end: The AMF file format is a binary file format Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:31 am
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3.2 rating from 17 votes

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

ColdFusion 8 Grid Magic

Category: Adobe, Ajax, ColdFusion

Scott Bennett put up two nice postings which demonstrate how to extend ColdFusion 8’s built-in Grid control. I’ve mentioned before that CF8 uses Ext v1.0 and as such offers a ton of flexibility not generally mentioned in the CF documentation. Grid Validation In his first post, Scott shows how to implement validation of CFGrid data. Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:30 am

3.3 rating from 46 votes

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Kevin Hoyt on the AIR Experience

Category: Adobe, Flash, JavaScript, Presentation

Kevin Hoyt of Adobe gives a personal tour of how you can take your web development skills to the desktop using the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) in his presentation from The Ajax Experience, which was recorded, and shown here. Kevin is a top notch guy, and really gets Ajax. One good example is his latest Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:00 am

3.2 rating from 33 votes

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

MTV & Adobe team up for AIR contest

Category: Adobe

MTV and Adobe have teamed to put on a contest to choose the AIR app which makes the coolest use of MTV’s assets. So you want to make an Adobe® AIRâ„¢ application, awesome. We’re looking for three great ideas – they could be anything. Go simple and practical or complex and addictive. It’s up to Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 11:47 am

2.2 rating from 38 votes

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Snook’s Snitter on AIR Beta 2

Category: Adobe

Jonathan Snook updated Snitter, his deskop Twitter client, to use Adobe’s recently released AIR beta 2. In his blog posting, he discusses some of the new changes in AIR and the challenges he had migrating his code to this new release: Many of the complaints with the original release of Snitter were unfortunately limitations of Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:55 am

2.9 rating from 34 votes

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

eBay Desktop moves to public beta

Category: Adobe, Offline

eBay’s San Dimas project has finally moved to public beta. The application, developed using Adobe’s AIR runtime, provides the ability to manage your eBay experience via a well-designed desktop interface: The product has also graduated to public beta, thanks in no small part to the enthusiasm and support of all of you. Whether or not Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:05 am

3 rating from 40 votes

Adobe Thermo: “Convert artwork to …”

Category: Adobe, Design

I remember sitting in a Microsoft presentation that first showed off Expression Web, and the promise of finally moving past the current way of working with designers: Designer: “Here mate, enjoy this jpg” Developer: “Ok, I cut it up and made it into a web page, but now I need to tweak this area, can Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:43 am

3.8 rating from 46 votes

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Adobe updates Spry Ajax/JS framework

Category: Adobe

Adobe released version 1.6 of their Spry Javascript/Ajax/Effects framework. The big focus for this release was compliance with web standards, making big changes to promote unobtrusiveness and progressive enhancement: As I mentioned in my previous post, this release is about raising our game with respects to web standards, accessibility and progressive enhancement, among other topics. Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am

2.9 rating from 17 votes

A breath of fresh AIR from Adobe

Category: Adobe

Okay so it was a corny title but I couldn’t help myself. Adobe has released AIR Beta 2. This release tackles a number of issues and dramatically improves desktop integration. What’s new: System Tray icon/Dock Bar Bounce Synchronous database API Native menus Drag and drop enhancements including bitmap support Windowing improvements such as Z-order control Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am

3.4 rating from 15 votes

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Taking your Web Development skills to the desktop Using Adobe Integrated Runtime

Category: Adobe, Conferences, Presentation

Kevin Hoyt of Adobe gave us a personal tour of how you can take your web development skills to the desktop using the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR). The talk was designed for the Ajax developer, and special emphasis was given to the latest features in the AIR Beta to include: File Pickers Native Clipboard Native Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:18 am

2.7 rating from 38 votes

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Snook gives Adobe AIR a try

Category: Adobe

It looks like everyone wants to put out some form of Adobe AIR application and Twitter-based apps seem to be all of the rage, possibly because of the ease of integrating with Twitter’s API. Apparently, Jonathan Snook didn’t want to be left out of the fun and created his new Twitter app appropriately called Snitter: Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 12:30 pm
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3.4 rating from 22 votes

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Adobe Flex vs. Gaia Ajax Widgets: The gloves come off!

Category: Adobe, Ajax

Holy cow! Thomas Hansen of Frost Innovation really threw down the gauntlet by taking Adobe Flex to task with his post, 7 reasons not to consider Adobe Flex [and how Gaia compares]. Now, I’m not familiar enough with either Flex or Gaia to make a determination as to whether Thomas’ claims are on target or Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am

3 rating from 61 votes

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

The Pros and Cons of Adobe AIR

Category: Adobe

Adobe AIR is really getting a lot of press and I have to say that I am a fan of the technology. Having come from a client-server background, its nice to leverage the technologies that I’m currently using to build desktop apps. There are pros and cons, though, and I think Tim Anderson has done Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am

3.8 rating from 28 votes