Adobe Goes Crazygonuts

10 06 2007

Look at all these announcements:

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


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!


The Flex Show Part 2

7 06 2007

I’m a day late, but the second part of my The Flex Show interview on Flex with Rails is up here.

We finished up talking about REST, talk about FDS a little more, about some of the key concepts of Rails, and then about DHH’s objections to RIAs. I plan on blogging more about my answer to DHH later, but for now, have a listen to The Flex Show.

Tune In to the Flex Show

30 05 2007

Hey all you peoples! The guys at The Flex Show, Jeff and Ryan, were nice enough to have me on to yak about Flex and Rails. You can listen to part 1 here

I had a great time, and hopefully opened up the Flex minds to the possibilities of Rails.

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.

Artemis BoF at Web 2.0 Expo

13 04 2007

If you’re going to Web 2.0 next week check out the Artemis BoF I’ll be hosting.

I’m going to try to make it a quick presentation followed by lots of discussion with you guys about what you want Artemis to be – what kind of things you want to do that Artemis would enable.

Somebody’s Nocking…

13 04 2007