How To Know That Your Flash Content Requires a Premium Feature License

March 29, 2012 | By

A license is needed for your SWF if it uses premium features. The current premium feature that requires a license is a SWF that makes use of Stage3D and ApplicationDomain.domainMemory APIs at the same time. If only one is used without the other a license is not required. Still not sure if your application requires [...]

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We Suck at Apologies

March 29, 2012 | By

Several incidents in the past few weeks, both public and private, have led me to the conclusion that we all suck at apologies when we have offended people. I’d like to try and start a conversation to see if we can fix that.  I feel like I am qualified…

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Appliness, a New Digital Magazine for Web Developers

March 29, 2012 | By

My multi-talented colleague Michael Chaize has been working hard on Appliness, a new Digital Magazine for Web developers. Appliness features interactive tutorials, video tutorials, news, application showcases, interviews, etc. Check out the video: Appliness is available on the iPad and Android tablets. If you have an iPad, you can get it from the “Newsstand”: http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/appliness/id510636049 [...]


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Revealing ColdFusion exceptions hidden by try/catch

March 29, 2012 | By

Yesterday Mike Henke asked an interesting question on Twitter. (And I should thank him as this is the second time now one of his tweets has led to an interesting discussion.) He wished there was a way to make a try/catch be disabled when…

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Download Flash Player 11.2 and AIR 3.2 SDK FINAL

March 29, 2012 | By

Flash Player 11.2 with playerglobal.swc and AIR 3.2 SDK final versions are now available for download at the official release pages.
Adobe Flash Player – downloads: http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html
Download Adobe AIR SDK: h…

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Appliness or French “magique” at its best

March 29, 2012 | By

My fellow evangelist Michaël Chaize was quite busy lately doing some strange alchemy experiments that involved high command of DPS, the art of charming people, UXD, and many more I am afraid to name.
And the result is even tastier than a French croissant in a Spring morning in the 18th arrondissement of Paris (which is Montmartre, [...]

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Alternativa 3D is now opensource

March 29, 2012 | By

Popular 3D framework from Russia Alternativa Platform is now opensource. The source code has been published to github and is available here:
https://github.com/AlternativaPlatform/Alternativa3D
You can read more here on Alternativa’s blog.
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Quick comments about Unity and premium features

March 28, 2012 | By

I’m sitting at the Seattle airport at the moment but I just wanted to clarify a couple of things about the announcements we made last night. Firstly we announced that we now have a partnership in place with Unity. Our teams working together will make their Flash export feature even better in the future. Big [...]

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Crafting Native Looking iOS Apps with HTML, Backbone.js, and PhoneGap

March 28, 2012 | By

If you just want to try the application in your browser, click here. The data is based on Dwight’s original org chart :) I’ve been blogging a lot about Backbone.js recently. Backbone.js is a lightweight architectural framework that brings structure to your Web applications. Backbone is not, however, a user interface framework that helps you [...]


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How I cheated Mozilla’s new HTML5 Game

March 28, 2012 | By

Disclaimer: I’m not advocating cheating as a good thing. I’m not insinuating that Mozilla’s code was somehow lacking (actually the code is pretty kick ass). Nor am I trying to pretend I’m some super hacker. Rather – I thought I’d share h…

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Welcome Appliness!

March 28, 2012 | By

Appliness is a new digital magazine and the first of it’s kind to focus entirely on web application development!   Appliness was created entirely using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, and the effort was lead by our own Michael Chaize.   Go download a copy today!  It’s also FREE!   Be sure to also check out [...]

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Check Out Appliness

March 28, 2012 | By

Appliness is a now digital magazine for web application developers. It was created by Adobe Evangelists for iPad and Android tablets, and is powered by Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Go grab the debut issue now! And feel free to contribute t…

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Appliness – New digital magazine for JavaScript app developers!

March 28, 2012 | By

Today, the Adobe evangelists team has launched a new digital magazine called Appliness. If you have an iPad or Android tablet, you can grab a free copy now! The Kindle Fire version will be available any day (we’re waiting on Amazon to approve – their backlog is 2 weeks!). This will be a monthly magazine [...]

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Appliness: digital magazine

March 28, 2012 | By

Hi guys! I’ve been working on a new project for several weeks. As my team is now extending its audience and its skills, we were looking for innovative ways to reach web application developers. To address the Flex community, our blogs and our events remain the best ways to deliver our messaging and get your […]

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Adobe Romania WebKit Hackathon

March 28, 2012 | By

Last week, for three days, the Adobe Romanian office hosted a WebKit Hackathon. What’s all the fuss with this WebKit Hackathon you might wonder. Let me explain :D
First of all, why WebKit? I truly believe that you already know the answer. In case you don’t, here is a short anecdote: Dion Almaer (you know, the [...]

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Adobe launches Appliness

March 28, 2012 | By

I may be biased, but this is very cool news. Today, fellow evangelist Michaël Chaize announced the launch of Appliness, a new, and free, digital magazine specifically written for web application developers. You can read his blog entry w…

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Who Uses PhoneGap?

March 28, 2012 | By

Fellow Adobe evangelist Andy Trice highlights some well known apps and organizations powered by PhoneGap (and Apache Cordova).

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Adobe Flash Player Premium Features For Gaming

March 28, 2012 | By

We just announced Adobe Flash Player Premium Features for Gaming, and posted a FAQ which explains more.

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Simple date math to get the Sunday for a given date

March 27, 2012 | By

This is something that I struggled with that I guarantee could have been done a lot simpler. I can’t figure out what the simpler solution is – but I’m convinced it exists. Given an arbitrary date, like March 27, how would you get the Sun…

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Who Uses PhoneGap/Apache Cordova?

March 27, 2012 | By

I see questions and comments all the time with the general sentiment “it looks nice, but who really uses PhoneGap/Apache Cordova?”. There is no way to create a definitive list of everyone who uses it, but the general answer is “more people than you think”. Here are a few organizations that you might recognize who [...]

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Example of Autocomplete in jQuery Mobile

March 27, 2012 | By

A while back a reader (Bobby Tuck) asked me about how to do autocomplete in a jQuery Mobile application. He tried using jQuery UI’s autocomplete control but found it didn’t integrate well on a mobile device with the keyboard popped up. I…

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