Adobe Goes Crazygonuts

10 06 2007

Look at all these announcements: http://labs.adobe.com/.

I mean, could we handle even one more announcement at this point? I’m up in the Air about that.

Sorry.

With the all the activity on Twitter, we really got an Airfull from Adobe. Wait, that sounded like Brad

Now what do we re-name Artemis? Breeze? whoops… How about Hot Air? I like it!





360 Flex

15 05 2007

So, it’s official: I’m going to be speaking at 360 Flex in September/October. The speaker list went up on the site today!

I’m going to be talking about something I’ve had rattling around in my head for a while: Navigation and “power user” features in RIAs, specifically Flex RIAs. They way I use my computer is not the way I can use my RIAs, and I don’t like that. I use things like QuickSilver, and Firefox Mouse Gestures, and the command line (<3 bash) and I want that experience in my RIAs too.

The talk basically asks: How do you start introducing “power user” features into your Flex Apps, and how do you start to educate the general user about the productivity gains they’ll get by making use of these types of features?

I’m really excited about being able to do this talk. Plus, it means I get to go to 360 Flex. Good times.





Flex is now Open Source!

26 04 2007

Crazy days, my friends. Something bugging you about Flex? Well, stop whining and submit a patch!

Adobe announced today that they’re open sourcing Flex under the MPL. Read more on labs and at James Ward’s Blog. Join the Google Code Group.

It looks like it will be summer before the code starts to open up, and probably the end of the year before we can submit code, but this is great news. It’s the right thing to do, though. Tap in to the community, and get the community to understand how to best use the tool the best way possible, by letting them see first hand how it works.