Employee Directory Sample App with Backbone.js and jQuery Mobile

March 8, 2012 | By

Here is a mobile version of my Backbone.js Employee Directory application using jQuery Mobile as the UI toolkit. As described in my previous post, jQuery Mobile was (at least initially) intended as a full-stack framework as opposed to a pure UI toolkit like Twitter Bootstrap. As such, it overlaps with the Backbone.js infrastructure in some [...]


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Avoid ColdFusion Scope Names as Arguments

March 8, 2012 | By

This question came in this morning. Looking at the code below, see if you can determine the issue. (Of course, the title of the blog entry is a bit of a give away.)

This is a fairly simple onRequestStart – and one based…

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Epic Games Unreal Engine in the Browser Try For Yourself

March 8, 2012 | By

You can now try out the Epic Games Unreal engine running in the browser for yourself. All you need is the Flash Player 11.2 RC installed and then go to the http://unrealengine.com/flash/ website. Here is a screenshot of it running in Chrome on my MacBook Pro: Mark Rein form Epic Games talks about the latest [...]

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My thoughts on Windows Phone

March 7, 2012 | By

A friend of mine, Ray Camden, has recently posted his thoughts on Windows Phone. As his impressions are quite different from mine I thought I should give it a try and explain what Windows Phone felt like to me.
I had the chance to play with it at Barcelona Mobile World Congress. Right near our booth [...]

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Welcome, Adobe Shadow!

March 7, 2012 | By

Ready for the new era in multi-screen development? Available now on labs.adobe.com, Adobe Shadow is a new, free tool that enables synchronized browsing and remote inspection across desktop and mobile experiences, in real time. Rather than having me try to describe it, check out this video from Adobe TV… From Adobe Labs: Adobe® Shadow is [...]

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Check Out Adobe Shadow On Labs

March 7, 2012 | By

Adobe Shadow is a new inspection and preview tool that allows mobile web developers and designers to work faster and more efficiently by streamlining the preview process, making it easier to create and optimize content for mobile devices. Sha…

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Adobe Shadow

March 7, 2012 | By

A few weeks back I got a preview of a product that was incredible, and I’m happy to see that a public preview was launched last night. Adobe Shadow is a tool that lets you preview and inspect web sites on multiple mobile devices at once….

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About users and modern browsers

March 7, 2012 | By

During one of the Q&A sessions we had at the Adobe WebUp #2 event I was surprised to see so many people defending quite aggressively the idea of building web sites/apps for the common denominator (in other words making sure that everything works in IE6).
Well, just to be clear there is nothing wrong with building [...]

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Using PhoneGap Build and Debug

March 7, 2012 | By

PhoneGap is a great solution for building mobile applications for multiple platforms using the “write once, run everywhere” paradigm. However there is a tricky part: when you want to package your app and get the native installers you get back to the native development nightmare.
Typically you package your PhoneGap app using the developer tool chain [...]

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Introducing Adobe Shadow – a new way to debug mobile web sites and apps

March 7, 2012 | By

So what is Adobe Shadow? Shadow helps developers who work on mobile web sites and applications by enabling them to do “synchronous browsing”. You connect your mobile devices to your computer and then you navigate to a page on your computer and all the devices are synchronized displaying the same web page.

So when you open [...]

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Adobe Gaming

March 7, 2012 | By

We just launched a new section of the site dedicated to game development and showcase. Do check it out. You will find awesome games already published on the web and devices that use Adobe Flash Platform. It also showcases the latest and the greatest – Stage3D and related features of Flash Player. Also beginners, learn […]

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Spaced Away game in Stage3D/Flash launched on iOS App Store

March 7, 2012 | By

Spaced Away is the first Stage3D 2D game on the Apple App Store. I did an interview with Jakub Svoboda (Director of Falanxia – the company behind the game) here at Game Developers Conference 2012 in San Francisco. Download Spaced Away Slim Download Spaced Away HD Me: Hi Jakub, that’s pretty impressive to see the [...]

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Flash Game Summit 2012

March 6, 2012 | By

Flash Game Summit is held before the big Game Developer Conference (GDC). The 2012 Flash Game Summit was a great turn out, with a wide variety of attendees. Because you get a crowd that usually comes in for GDC from around the world Flash Game Summit has people and companies from all over the world. [...]

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RIACon 2012 – Call for Speakers, Change of Venue

March 6, 2012 | By

Just a quick note to remind folks about the upcoming RIACon conference. Prospective speakers can now submit their session ideas. RIACon will be held August 6-7 in Silver Spring, MD.

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New Adobe Gaming Site Launched

March 6, 2012 | By

Flash and gaming go hand-in-hand, and have done so for a decade and a half. Hot on the heels of the release of support for Stage 3D and GPU use, the Flash Player team is hard at work on new features specifically targeted for game development….

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ColdFusion 10 presentation slides and code

March 6, 2012 | By

Thank you to everyone who attended my presentation today. I’ve attached the code and slides below. I will be getting a recording URL, and as soon as I do, I’ll update the post with a comment. (Not sure how long it will take, but it will …

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ColdFusion 10 Web Socket Demo – Whiteboard

March 5, 2012 | By

My past set of blog entries on ColdFusion 10 and web sockets has focused on a simple chat application that I slowly improved over time with various features (and security fixes). Today I thought I’d release a demo of a simpler applicatio…

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Hugo And Adobe Creative Suite

March 5, 2012 | By

Ok, so I am NOT a creative pro (shocking, I know). But still, fun to hear how After Effects and Premier helped bring Oscar winning Hugo to life.

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DPS Powers Top iPad Magazines

March 5, 2012 | By

McPheters and Company has released the iMonitor List of Best Magazine Apps for iPad, and 13 of the 19 are built using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.

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Free ColdFusion 10 Beta Hosting

March 5, 2012 | By

As the title says, courtesy of Hostek.com.

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Using Backbone.js with jQuery Mobile

March 5, 2012 | By

Backbone.js is an architectural framework that helps you write well-structured Web applications. It is not, however, a user interface framework and it therefore doesn’t help you with the way your application looks. Backbone’s confined scope is a good thing: it’s lightweight, non-intrusive, not coupled to things you don’t need, and it lets you use the [...]


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