The recording of my session on “Choosing the Right Mobile Dev Platform” at last year’s 360|Flex conference is free this week! Check it out! http://www.360stack.com/session-videos/free-session-recording/
360|Flex 2012 is just around the corner! I, like many of my friends are wrapping up our presentations. I am honored to be presenting again at one of the best tech conferences I have attended. It is no surprise that I am talking about mobile, it is was a do for a living. But the mobile space is a rapidly evolving one, with lots of technical choices that have to be made before you create the next “killer” app. I am going to share my thoughts on several of the major mobile development technologies during my talk on Monday.
For the talk I have building the same app with 5 different solutions (jQuery Mobile, PhoneGap, Appcelerator, Flex Mobile, and Sencha Touch). It has been crazy process (and I am not done with them yet). But, it has given me a lot of insight into the strength and weakness of each solution. One nice thing, 4 of the solutions will have representatives at the 360Flex, so if I get something wrong I am sure they will tell me. But, you want to know more about a specific solution, this would be the time to do so.
Hope to see there!
You might be aware that a new version of Flash Builder 4.6 was recently released. Along with that release, Adobe also released Flex SDK 4.6. Unfortunately, Flash Catalyst projects are not compatible with the new SDK.
The reason for this error is that Flash Builder 4.6 does not come with Flex SDK 4.5 installed. You can manually install this SDK, and you should not have any issues.
If you would like to convert your project to use Flex SDK 4.6, there are a few steps you need to perform. The first is to disable the Automatic Check Compatibility function. Note: You can not do this in the Project Properties panel, it must be done via the menu.
With the Flash Catalyst Checking disabled, bring up the Project Properties panel.
Change the SDK version to 4.6 from 4.5. Click OK. Your project will now compile under the new SDK. However, this means you will no longer be able to round-trip the project with Flash Catalyst.
Hope this quick post helps.
Andrew Shorten published an article on the Flex Team blog titled, “Flex: where we are headed“. If you haven’t seen it, I encourage you to read it. It’s a clear, bold statement about Adobe’s investment in Flex, the recent increase in Flash Builder downloads and the future ahead.
Also to the future of Flex, I would also encourage you to look into the Spoon Project.
I am honored to be speaking on “What’s New in Flash Catalyst CS5.5” at this year’s Adobe MAX conference. Flash Catalyst has gained a lot of key features with this latest release. If you are involved with developing Flex based applications, you should attend this session and learn how Flash Catalyst can aid your workflow. Here is the official session description:
Learn how to use Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5.5 to create rich, engaging prototypes and application interfaces. This session will introduce you to features in Flash Catalyst CS5.5 that enable your team to build compelling, Flex-based projects. It will cover the concepts and workflow involved in using Flash Catalyst and show you how to use Flash Catalyst to enhance static designs created in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop and easily integrate with Adobe Flash Builder. Even if you’ve used Flash Catalyst before, you’ll want to attend this session to discover the many new features offered in the latest version.
So wrap up your MAX conference by attending my session, you never know, I might have a few give aways…
If you are building apps with Flex for mobile devices or about to embark on this journey, you should check out the upcoming live Q&A online event for developers at http://flex.org/ask. There will be no slides, no demos nor any speaking. It’s a very informal, pure Q&A using the Q&A pod and a chat pod in Adobe Connect.
Adobe has never tried an online event quite like this, but we’re excited to try. Come check it out on Thursday, August 18th from 9am to 10:30am PDT (GMT-7).
Due to issues beyond our control, we had to cancel this event. We hope to reschedule it later this year.
Join us at the Adobe Camp where we will share with you how Adobe Creative Suite tools have evolved to dramatically enhance your workflow and keep your skills fresh. You’ll learn how to work faster and stay ahead of the latest trends, especially the rapid proliferation of mobile devices and the vast array of screen sizes.
Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (PT)
WhereArt Instute of San Diego 7650 Mission Valley Road San Diego, CA 92108
You will discover how to:
Design and develop rich browser-based content for desktops or devices with the leading HTML5 authoring tools.
Develop rich interactive applications for Android, Blackberry, and iOS with Adobe AIR, Flash Professional and Flash Builder.
Learn about the new iPad applications available for Photoshop
Welcome & Overview – 10 minutes
Flash Professional – 30 minutes
Dreamweaver – 30 minutes
PhotoShop – 30 minutes
Flash Catalyst – 30 minutes
Flash Builder – 30 minutes
CF Builder – 15 minutes
Community Showcase – 30 minutes
Wrapup and Prizes – 10 minutes
(lunch is included)
Chris Griffith – Adobe Community Professional / Manager San Diego Flash User Group
James Polanco – Founding Partner / Web Application Architect at DevelopmentArc
Stephen M. Burns – Manager San Diego Photoshop User Group
Darius Fattahipour – Manager Adobe Developer User Group
Demian Borba – Adobe Community Champion / CEO at Action Creations
We are capping attendance to 50 campers, so get your tickets now. Tickets are $20, which includes lunch and raffle entry. The raffle prize will be a copy of an Adobe Creative Suite (sorry, no Master Collection).
If you have ever wondered how the Mate Frameworks, but have not had the time…. this 35 second animation will solve that!
I was honored to be a guest on RIA Radio during the recent Adobe MAX show. I joined the hosts, Garth Braithwaite, Leif Wells and Zach Stepek, along with fellow guest Kevin Schmidt. We discussed the announcements from the Day 1 keynote (Flash for the iPhone, Flash 10.1 on mobile, TVs, and netbooks.) Throughout the entire show, they sat down with a lot of cool folks, so take a listen.