Something AMAZING was announced today…

In today’s scheduled release, we’ve updated both Flash Player and AIR with new and improved functionality, important bug fixes and security updates. Relaxing Stage3D Render Target Clear Improved support for browser zoom levels – Windows 8 Flash Player Fullscreen Orientation Change – Windows Hardware video decoding on Chrome (PPAPI) for Windows Automatic software fall back with StageVideo Stage3D “Standard” profile support for iOS and Android StageText.drawViewPortToBitmapData now supports Retina displays Improved Packaging Engine is now default – iOS AIR Gamepad Enhancements AIR Cross Promotion

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Adobe AIR SDK updater for Flash Builder 4.7

Flash Professional has this really nifty built-in mechanism for updating the AIR SDK straight from the application menu. Specifically via Help > Manage Adobe AIR SDK. Flash Builder, however… has nothing of the sort and requires a rather obscure workflow to achieve an update of the built in SDK. Since Adobe doesn’t seem interested in updating Flash Builder 4.7 (even though it remains part of the core Creative Cloud offering) – it falls to the community to build upon and extend what many consider a pretty solid IDE for Flash Player and AIR developers. I want to highlight an effort

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Flash Runtimes Conquer the Universe

A panel at the 2014 Adobe Education Leader Institute at the heart of Adobe’s corporate headquarters in San Jose, California – with; Joseph Labrecque of the University of Denver, Andrew Phelps of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Chris Campbell of Adobe Systems Inc. A week from today I will be making the case for Flash Player and AIR in education (and really everywhere) at Adobe’s San Jose headquarters at the annual Adobe Education Leader Institute. I’m bringing along two others to form a panel to help educate “those who will listen”™ and make it clear that Flash is not

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Flash Professional and AIR 14: Creative Cloud Updates

I’ll be speaking on these topics for the Hawaii Flash User Group on July 9th at 4:00pm Mountain Time. In this session, we will explore what is new in the 2014 release of Flash Professional CC through a number of demonstrations which target Flash Player, AIR, HTML5 Canvas, WebGL, and more. We’ll have a look at the rebuilt Motion Editor, variable width strokes and profiles, advances in SVG and Sprite Sheet output, and more. We will also have a look at what’s new with the Flash Player and AIR runtimes as Adobe continues enhancing them with new and expanded features.

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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 Generation Professional: App Design

Do you have an interest in App development? Are you constantly being asked to show students how to create an App? Do you teach a computer class and have a desire to take your own class in a new direction through App development or are you simply intrigued to know how to build your first app? Either way, this intensive 2-week online Adobe Brackets Bootcamp is for you. This course takes place on the Adobe Education Exchange from June 13th, 2014 – June 30th, 2014. It’s a great idea to have a sort of bootcamp-style introduction to app development like

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