Flash Player 11 & AIR 3

September 21, 2011 | By

Can you feel the excitement?!?!?! Adobe has just announced the availability of AIR 3 and Flash Player 11 for early October! This release will bring a wave of change to the Internet and development tooling as you know them. From console-quality hardware accelerated 3D, to AIR captive runtime, to native extensions… Adobe tools will enable [...]

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Introducing the Starling Framework

September 20, 2011 | By

I’ve very happy to announce that we have just released a new GPU-accelerated, 2D game framework called Starling. This framework uses Stage3D to provide full GPU rendering. It also has several features designed specifically for game developers like built-in sprite sheet support and particles. What makes Starling so great is that it is based on [...]

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iOS Development and Programming with Flash Builder – Preparation Guide

September 20, 2011 | By

Many people have wanted to get into iOS development to build applications for iPad, iPhone, and iPods.  Developing in Objective C is one option but this would require you to have different projects if you also wanted to create mobile applications …

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VShieldUpdate process spiking CPU after Mac OS X Lion upgrade – FIX

September 20, 2011 | By

I’m writing this article because it took me longer than expected to find an answer to this fairly simple problem.  Hopefully this post will save you some time. Problem: After updating to OS X Lion, I noticed that the fans were spinning constantly and my battery was being quickly drained.  A quick look at the [...]

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My Adobe MAX session – Migration to the Cloud – How Do I Get There?

September 20, 2011 | By

During the past year, I’ve learned a lot about various cloud computing offerings including Amazon EC2 / S3 / CloudFront / Beanstalk / RDS / etc., Rackspace Cloud, Salesforce.com, Cloud Foundry, Heroku, and of course, the growing number of Adobe cloud-related offerings.  I’ve also learned that “cloud” is probably the most overused word I’ve come [...]

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HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate 5.5 is here!

September 20, 2011 | By

I’m really excited to share with you that we have HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate 5.5 out on Adobe Labs. With the HTML5 Converter, you can easily convert Adobe Captivate generated SWF to HTML5 format and repurpose your countless hours of interact…

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Mobile Development: Android and iOS Device Setup

September 19, 2011 | By

If you’re thinking about getting into mobile development you can only go so far without getting content ont a device. The easiest way, in my opinion, is to use a MacBook Pro and an Android device running Android 2.2. (I’m … Continue reading

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Flash Jeopardy At Adobe MAX 2011

September 19, 2011 | By

Last year at MAX I hosted Are You Smarter Than An Evangelist (they weren’t, the Evangelists won). This year we’ll be playing Flash Jeopardy, and once again I am hosting! If you’ll be at MAX, join the audience on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 3:00 p.m. a…

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Getters & Setters vs. Public Properties

September 19, 2011 | By

Here’s a post that I originally wrote way back in 2006, when Flex 2 was all the rage.   No, seriously, Flex 2 was awesome – it is the base of today’s Flex framework, helped to revolutionize applications on the web, and heralded the “RIA” frenzy.   The best part is that this post is [...]

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Adobe MAX 2011

September 19, 2011 | By

Adobe MAX 2011 is just around the corner. Every year I feel the same: how fast the last year has passed! I guess I have a better feeling of how the time is passing by counting the MAXs :D

Anyway let’s get back to the event itself. There are many reasons for wanting to attend Adobe [...]

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Jane McGonigal is Looking More like a Prophet: Gamers Map Aids Enzyme in under Three Weeks

September 19, 2011 | By

I was pleased to hear from an old friend Cynthia Calongne, who is Chair of Emerging Media at Colorado Tech. She guided me to this fascinating news story from Yahoo! LINK: http://news.yahoo.com/online-gamers-crack-aids-enzyme-puzzle-175427367.html You m…

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About Flash Mobile Versatility

September 19, 2011 | By

The Flash Platform as a compelling mobile solution across devices is enjoying an excellent momentum. I’m getting and seeing more and more Flash powered mobile apps. While this is interesting and cool this not what I want to focus on in this post.
Most people think about the Flash Platform for mobile as something that enables [...]

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Magic Reminders – I just had to share

September 19, 2011 | By

Trainers and Educators are always wishing that they had a magic way to remind their learners of things outside of class. Don’t forget to finish that module – Please bring your work or materials to our next session – Big test coming up…

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Slides, code, etc from my NCDevCon Presentations

September 18, 2011 | By

Any questions – let me know! I believe that video recordings will be available later. If so, I’ll edit the presentations to include the URL. (Just click the Show Menu link to check.) If the videos aren’t released, I’m going to ask Charli…

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Now Available: MariaDB Crash Course

September 18, 2011 | By

MariaDB is a fork (offshoot) of MySQL, one of the most popular database management systems in the world. MariaDB was created by the creator of MySQL to address some of the limitations and shortcomings in MySQL, and is intended to be a drop in…

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Five cool Adobe InDesign tricks IMHO

September 18, 2011 | By

Follow me as I jump from one feature to the other in Adobe InDesign, some older and some new. See what you may be missing if you are not yet using InDesign CS5.5.

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Discounted ColdFusion Hosting At HostMySite

September 17, 2011 | By

I’ve never been a fan of Go Daddy ColdFusion hosting. But, with them announcing that they are exiting the ColdFusion hosting business, quite a few users have e-mailed to ask for alternative hosting recommendations. HostMysite has been hosting…

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Success Window fix in Facebook ActionScript API

September 17, 2011 | By

I just added a fix to an issue with the Facebook ActionScript API I ran into where after logging into Facebook on Android, the success event listener would never get called, the login window would never disappear, and you’d be … Continue reading

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ColdFusion 9.0.1 Cumulative Hot Fix 2 Released

September 16, 2011 | By

ColdFusion 9.0.1 Cumulative Hot Fix 2 has just been released.

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ColdFusion 9.0.1 CHF 2 Released

September 16, 2011 | By

Subject says it all. Our second CHF for ColdFusion 9.0.1 has been released. You can find details here:

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/918/cpsid_91836.html

Some good fixes here, including:

ColdFusion does not resolve the CFC’s fully qualifi…

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Generating EML files with ColdFusion

September 16, 2011 | By

A few weeks back, a reader came to me with an interesting question. He knew how to use ColdFusion to work with email, cfpop and cfmail make that easy enough. But he also wanted the ability to download mail to the user’s desktop. That sho…

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