Starling, Feathers, and Adobe® AIR® with IntelliJ IDEA

As mentioned in my previous post about Apache Flex® and Adobe® AIR® with IntelliJ IDEA… I have also recorded a free series of videos around Starling, Feathers, and Adobe AIR with IntelliJ IDEA. You may be aware that I have a full, extended course on using Starling and Feathers to build a mobile application using Adobe AIR published over at Lynda.com: Building a Mobile App with Feathers and Starling. That course is much more involved but this set of videos should be a good introduction to using these frameworks in IntelliJ IDEA. You can watch the playlist over on YouTube,

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More on Adobe Mobile Apps

There has been a significant rush of positive news around Adobe mobile apps and Android recently. So much news that I have decided to just lump it all into this one post. Android Mobile Apps I’ve been highly, highly critical of Adobe over the past few years when it comes to their mobile strategy and choice of supported platform [singular]. Many of the reasons as outlined here, are historical. Many others – perhaps more – just simply make sense when looking at the current mobile landscape and the growing Creative Cloud adoption rates. Well Adobe has been working on Android

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PhoneGap Jumpstart

I’ve always found that getting started with PhoneGap if you hadn’t used it before (and sometimes even if you have) to be an exercise in frustration which even when it all goes well… takes some time and dedication. For example… Here are the steps I take when setting up on a new Windows environment for Android: download and install Java- add to path [C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_45\bin] add new system var JAVA_HOME [C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_51] download and install ANT – add to path and be sure to RESTART [C:\ANT\bin] download and install ADT [https://developer.android.com/tools/help/adt.html] download and update the Android SDK from tools [pray] create a new Android VM for

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Photoshop Express for Android and the CreativeSDK!

I am thrilled to see mention that Adobe continues to integrate their CreativeSDK into updated and all-new Android mobile applications. After the release of Lightroom Mobile a few weeks back, I get the following notice regarding even more work on bringing CreativeSDK powered apps to Android: I’m sure @JosephLabrecque will be happy to know I spent most of my day installing #Android updates and reviewing soon-to-be-release apps. — Adam Lehman (@adrocknaphobia) February 6, 2015 On this Friday the 13th, Adobe has released an update to Photoshop Express which includes tight integration with Creative Cloud and the CreativeSDK to completely re-shape the application

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Adobe and Android: Lightroom Mobile and the Creative SDK!

Before getting into Lightroom Mobile for Android, I want to take a few moments to examine some recent history around Adobe, Android, and most specifically Apple. This is going to sound like complete lunacy for many of you over the first few paragraphs – but stay with me… or skip ahead. One more chance. Just want positive stuff around Lightroom? Skip my ranting. Full-on Rant Time Remember this completely unprecedented bundle of lies perpetuated by the Jobs back in 2010? Flash and Flex developers the world over wrote lengthy rebuttals to this filthy rag and the fight for truth was on…

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Packt Celebrates 10 Years

With Packt Publishing celebrating 10 years of delivering effective learning and information services to IT professionals… they are offering most digital copies of the books they publish for only $10 USD! This offer is valid until July 5th if anyone wants to take advantage. They have a pretty huge library of titles to choose from… I highlight my books below – but they have quite a few authored by others in the community as well. Flash Development for Android Cookbook The Flash Development for Android Cookbook enables Flash developers to branch out into Android mobile applications through a set of

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Adobe Day at DU

As part of my “day job” at the University of Denver, I try to both get university people interested in Adobe solutions and provide the means for Adobe people to get information to the university. One mechanism that has been set up for this is the ability to hold small, mini-conferences on campus with Adobe representatives. I was able to help organize one such event, yesterday. The focus of this event was Creative Cloud and the Digital Publishing Suite. I was asked to speak on some of the Edge Tools and Services and also touch upon some of the good

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