Archive for October, 2009
I wanted to take just a short time out to discuss (read: rant) something that is near and dear to my heart.
Grant Skinner braves the daunting task of telling all of us what we should know (and I assume that we DON’T know). Either way, it had a kickass intro… Wonder what the track was.
A set of his slides can be found on his website: http://gskinner.com/talks/things/
Flash Player is the environment where all of our Flex and Flash products run in, and it also heavily influences the way Adobe AIR functions as well.
Hopefully in this session we’ll see some fundamental functionality of how Flash Player works, and maybe some tricks to alleviate some of the headaches we see as Flash/Flex developers.
Sorry for a jump in session numbers, but I was called to look at a bug and ended up missing my third session!!!
As for THIS session, we get a nice organized view of the new features of the Flex 4 SDK. While it is all very exciting, they seemed to have taken an approach to not overwhelm developers moving into this new construct.
Adobe AIR is Adobe’s response to multi-platform applications that can interchangeably be ran as a Flash component. With this flexibility, Flex developers can quickly and easily produce applications that can traverse many platforms.
MultiTouch! It’s here, it’s big, and it’s bold!
This session had so much information flying at me, I didn’t really have time to break this out from a stream of conscious.