PhoneGap is Dead! Long Live Cordova

In the never ending confusion around PhoneGap and Apache Cordova, I thought I would create this handy guide

Adobe PhoneGap Build Shutting Down
Adobe PhoneGap CLI Shutting Down
Adobe PhoneGap Desktop App Long since abandoned
Adobe PhoneGap Developer App (mobile) Removed from the app stores long ago
Apache Cordova Alive and Kicking!



Canceled: AdobeCamp San Diego!



Due to issues beyond our control, we had to cancel this event. We hope to reschedule it later this year.

San Diego AdobeCamp
The San Diego Flash User Group, the San Diego Adobe Developer User Group and the San Diego Photoshop User Group are hosting a 4 hour deep dive into Adobe’s Creative Suite 5.5!

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.

Tickets available now!


Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (PT)


Art 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).

Designer/Developer Workflow Conference

It is summer, so it must be conference session. This year we have several new conferences on the calendar: Flash and the City and the Designer/Developer Workflow Conference (or D2WC). Dee Sadler, a long time Adobe community leader is putting together what looks to be a great conference. It’s focus is on the actual workflows that we all use every day, going from Illustrator to Indesign, or from Photoshop through Flash Catalyst and into Flash Builder. Nothing we build is done without some kind of workflow, the key to success is creating one that works.

The conference will have a keynote by Doug Winnie from Adobe, a man who has great passion for improving the workflow. In fact he is one of the people behind WorkflowLab, now available from Adobe Labs. The conference is filled with a great collection of speakers from Rob Huddleston to Andy Powell to Scott Janosek to Ben Stucki.

If you are in the Midwest, I would recommend heading to Kansas City for this one. A a bonus, I have heard they have some might good BBQ in that town….

Hope to see you there!

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Video Tutorials

Adobe has posted an extensive collection of video tutorials for Flash, Device Central, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Bridge, and all the other products that appear in the Design, Web, and Production Studio versions of the Creative Suite.

There’s everything from Getting Started videos for beginners to new features, product overviews, and workflows. All these videos can be viewed on the How To channel on Adobe TV.