Archive for February, 2008

The Wait Is Finaly Over!

Posted: February 25, 2008 in Adobe, AIR, Flex
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Hello World,

I popped out of bed this morning expecting great things. I walked briskly to my PC to check the MXNA for the news I (and thousand others) have been waiting for. Flex version 3 and AIR version 1 Have Been Released! Check out the Adobe site Now!

I know that for many of us the news may not be as momentous as I make it to be. We have been working with the beta products. We have built many applications using the beta versions and many have developed and released into production applications using the beta release. But the commercial release of the “famed” products means that the door is now officially open, the welcome mat has been laid, the neon sign has been placed on the wall.

Also released today are new versions of the Adobe AIR Badge (released as beta quality) and the Spry Ajax Framework (version 1.6.1). Both have been updated to take advantage of the release of Adobe Flex 3 and Adobe AIR 1. Check out each of the pages to download and discover what updates have been made.

I believe that these releases mark a major milestone for Adobe and the entire RIA community.

Ciao –


Upcoming NYC Flex User Group Presentation

Posted: February 18, 2008 in AIR, Flex


I have been invited to give a presentation at the New York Flex User Group, this Thursday February 21st. If you live in the NY area and have worked with Flex I encourage you to attend this meeting.

In this presentation I will be showing attendees how to effectively use the SQLite database API included in the Adobe AIR (beta 3) runtime.

Click on the link above to get more information, RSVP, and get directions. See you then!


Flex Camp Presentation Materials

Posted: February 15, 2008 in AIR, Flex


I would like to once again thank everyone who came and stayed for my presentation at Flex Camp 2008, Building AIR Applications with Flex. I enjoyed the entire event and hope that some of you if not all walked away learning at least one thing – good or bad. If you have ANY comments about my presentation please feel free to submit one or more comments with this post. “Iron sharpens iron.” I always strive to improve myself with the help of comments from people like you.

In case you are looking for the presentation materials you can find them on my Presentations page here on my blog. just look to the right of this post and you will find a link to my Presentations page. Then scroll down on that page to the Flex Camp 2008 section. All of the source for all of the demos are there, including the slides. You can click here if you have any trouble getting to that page.

Thanks again!


Coolest Use of FLASH-based Advertising!

Posted: February 4, 2008 in Flash

Hello World,

If you haven’t seen the following page, you really should take a look. It have to be the most creative use of Flash technology to advertise the company’s products I have ever seen. It’s just plain FUN! Just load the page a let the fun begin!

Hema Screenshot

TIP: Don’t even bother trying scroll your browser during the movie.

Note: The site is in Dutch (I think). So I’m not even sure if they are actually marketing the products that are shown.