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Rounding Up a Quiet 4OJ Week

Posted by | July 6, 2009 .

David Tucker announced the availability of the Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook for Kindle. For those new to AIR, this is a wonderful resource recommended by the Adobe AIR development team itself. Rich Tretola is giving away one Flex Builder 3 Professional for free in a Twitter contest. For a chance to win tweet, “#freeflexbuilder3 from […]

Yahoo on AIR Twittering

Posted by | July 2, 2009 .

Like it or not, believe it or not, it seems Twitter sticks with us now. As social animal we human being seems very unsecure about social or communication. We’ve got phone, cellphone, emails, IMs, blogs, SNS and now up to twitter to maintain humanity’s social status. Anyway, why not, right? Guess that is Yahoo’s attitude […]

Colabolo For Team Task Management

Posted by | June 30, 2009 .

Back in February, I used to waste a lot of time on time management. I took a couple of courses and tried a couple of tools, until I returned back to the good old text document. Reasons could be that I don’t plan a very long time ahead and my life is not complicated enough. […]

All in One Social Network on AIR Failed my Test

Posted by | June 30, 2009 .

I just spent good half hour playing with the Adobe AIR application Nomee. It’s a all-in-one social network desktop application. I’m very impressed by the radical idea/concept (shared card) and the number of sites it searches to collect your online social life. However, even though Its first tag line is “simplify”, my experience is everything […]

Rounding Up a Mournful Week

Posted by | June 29, 2009 .

Towards the end of last week, Farah Fawcett was followed by Michael Jackson was followed by Billy Mays. Gawker has some interesting statistics about how the news about MJ’s death melted the entire Internet, and Lee Brimelow tweeted that he was thinking about approaching Billy Mays for a joke infomercial for Adobe. The first Android […]

Infuse Flex with the Force

Posted by | June 23, 2009 .

The anti-software outfit has released the latest version of Toolkit for Adobe AIR and Flex. As you might or might not know,’s Flex/AIR API is the really the proxy API for its SOAP web service API. The have a long list of such APIs for consuming the web services, from .Net, […]

RIAs at the Enterprise Level

Posted by | June 18, 2009 .

The penetration of RIAs into the consumer world is beyond doubt. We have numbers supporting that time and again. To that extent, RIAs are here to stay. However, I sometimes wonder the scenario when it comes to enterprise apps. Let us exclude AJAX for the sake of discussion because most GUIs these days are being […]

Rounding Up An Eventful Week

Posted by | June 16, 2009 .

Adobe Flex & Adobe AIR Adobe AIR has now been installed over 200 million times. Adrian Ludwig of the Adobe AIR team recaps the various territories it has been adopted into: social apps (mostly Twitter apps, I think), enterprise apps (Salesforce, Oracle), government apps (the Polish Finance Ministry), and what I call novelty apps (like […]

Generating Speech With AIR and Java

Posted by | June 11, 2009 .

Rich Tretola recently posted a nice AIR/Java example for voice applications. The inspiration came from the ColdFusion Jedi Raymond Camden who posted an example of generating speech with ColdFusion and Java. Both examples essentially use an underlying TTS (text-to-speech) system. They use Java-based FreeTTS here but you could use any of the TTS systems freely […]

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