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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Some thoughts on Windows Phone (and Windows 8 in general)

March 5, 2012 | By

Did you know Microsoft has a phone? No – seriously – they do. Ok, all kidding aside, I’ve been wanting to take a look at a Windows Phone for some time now. I’ve encountered a grand total of one person actually using it – but that person …

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Quiz Scope?? what’s that?

March 5, 2012 | By

It’s always interesting to see how people use question slides, sometimes amongst the content slides as knowledge check questions, sometimes as pre-test and sometimes to validate the learning through a post-test. In any of these scenarios, especia…

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Speed Words – multiplayer P2P game with words for iOS and Android with AIR

March 4, 2012 | By

Speed Words – nice game in Adobe AIR that uses P2P in multiplayer mode. Check it out here: http://www.lilcodemonkey.com/SpeedWords/ Watch the trailer: Full version: Download for iOS | Download for Android Demo: Download for iOS (free version) | Download for Android (free version)

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From Flash Pro To HTML5

March 3, 2012 | By

Flash Pro remains the best tool for creating web based expressive interactive content. But, especially on mobile devices, there is real (and growing) need for a browser only web standards solution to animation and expressive content creation….

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Directory Listing in Rhino

March 2, 2012 | By

This is pretty simple, but I couldn’t find it via searching, so I thought a little write up was in order.
I’m fooling around with Rhino, which is a JavaScript engine written in Java.  It allows you to do a lot, but in my case I am using it to write Ja…

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Tricks for Debugging PhoneGap Applications in Desktop Browsers

March 2, 2012 | By

I often encourage people to develop as much as possible in desktop browsers when they are building PhoneGap applications.  While there are remote debugging tools such as weinre for remote debugging on devices, the developer experience is still better inside of a desktop browser because it gives you breakpoints and memory inspection capabilities.  In most [...]

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Web Sockets with server side logic (2)

March 2, 2012 | By

A few days ago I posted an update to my websocket chat demo that talked about associating a CFC with the web socket to perform server side operations. While testing the chat, a user (hope he reads this and chimes in to take credit) noted…

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Interesting PhoneGap/Android crash

March 1, 2012 | By

I’ve been hanging out in the jQuery Mobile IRC chat room lately and a user came in with a rather odd issue. He had a jQuery Mobile based page run via the PhoneGap wrapper that would crash (a bad SIGSEGV) when users entered a 7 in a form …

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