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Rounding Up Social Media Outage Week

Posted by | August 10, 2009 .

Many developers are increasingly working on Android apps. Now that Apple’s App Rejection pseudocode has been exposed. I have seen only two applications of pseudocode so far: interviews and jokes. Ryan has examples to prove that the latest release Adobe AIR 1.5.2 is in fact more than what I previously called “a minor update… which […]

Flex Unit Testing Made Easy With FlexMonkey

Posted by | July 30, 2009 .

Gorilla Logic released the 1.0 version of their FlexMonkey, an open source AIR application for optimizing automated and unit testing of Flex-based applications. The earliest version first came out in September 2008. Using FlexMonkey is easy and straight forward and one can quickly create an elaborate test suite with test cases with tests in them. […]

Adobe ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion Builder Here

Posted by | July 14, 2009 .

Adobe released ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion Builder public betas yesterday. The two new releases are a step closer to integration with the Adobe Flash platform since support for Adobe Flex (along with AJAX) started with the previous version. ColdFusion 9 comes with support for Adobe AIR applications including local/remote database synchronization, but most importantly has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Adobe RTMP Specification Available

Posted by | June 17, 2009 .

Nearly five months after announcing that the Real Time Messaging Protocol would be made open, Adobe has finally made it available (PDF Alert!). The seventy-page spec is a set of four documents explaining the license, the RTMP chunk stream, the message formats, and the command messages. RTMP (Real Time Messaging Protocol) is the multimedia protocol […]

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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