15 05 2007

I’m in, baby. More to come…


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.

Sandimas project in public beta

19 04 2007

One of the announcements I’m behind on is that the eBay desktop app, codenamed San Dimas is ready for public beta. Check it out. Comment on the blog.

Apollo’s update framework is pretty sweet, so as we release changes you can quickly get the new version with pretty much no effort. We’re looking at adding bug reporting now, so we can make sure that we get the right feedback from users. Changing the face of eBay. Good Times.

Web 2.0: Shiny and Schwaggy

19 04 2007

I know I was supposed to have blogged every session and keynote and done this whole thing in a much more modular fasion, but instead I’ll blast it all up here in a very Web 1.0 way. I guess I’ll never learn.

Now in brilliant outline form!

I was supposed to be at the conference to be part of the session going public. I ended up being a little disappointed by the sessions – probably due to a misconception of what the event was going to provide geeks like me – I thought there would be a lot more technical information. There were a few I enjoyed though:

  • Mike Beltzner, UX Lead of Firefox, had a great session on dealing with the chaos of open source development. Learn more here than I could condense into this paragraph usefully.
  • Microformats are very interesting. You heard me. I’m already scheming a framework for Flex to work with these little buggers. I’m interested in seeing what people are going to make of microformats because that’s the point – community adoption validates the format.

Our Booth
… was insane. We (effectiveUI) had a really clean, sort of “shop-like” booth, which made people want to come in and poke around, and a metric ton of people came. It was interesting that most other

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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.

Web 2.0

13 04 2007

So, I’ll be blogging from Web 2.0 next week starting Monday. I’m going to try to hit some interesting sessions in between manning the effectiveUI booth.

Watch this space as I act all sage-y, and come down like a ton of bricks on anyone who says Web 2.1 or something crazy like that.

Somebody’s Nocking…

13 04 2007