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.
The Flash Development for Android Cookbook enables Flash developers to branch out into Android mobile applications through a set of essential, easily demonstrable recipes. It takes you through the entire development workflow: from setting up a local development environment, to developing and testing your application, to compiling for distribution to the ever-growing Android Market.
Whether you are coming to Edge from Flash Professional or are totally new to motion graphics on the web, Adobe Edge Quickstart Guide provides a solid foundation of motion and interactivity concepts and techniques along with a set of demo assets to build upon.
Adobe Runtimes product manager, Chris Campbell, has announced at Flash Online Conference #9 that an upcoming version of AIR for Android will be supporting Intel x86 CPU-driven tablets! Following this announcement, a blog post was published on the Adobe website with further details.
“The Adobe AIR platform is stronger than ever. Today, Adobe AIR powers more than 50,000 unique mobile applications on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. These applications have been installed more than a billion times by users across the world.”
Some other interesting tidbits:
It remains a fact that 90% of computers still have Flash Player installed.
The number 1 BILLION was tossed around in regard to installs :)
Adobe AIR powers more than 50,000 unique mobile applications on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Despite having support for Canvas – 90% of output from Flash Professional is still Flash Player or AIR!
Support for Multiple Render Targets is coming soon.
Anisotropic Filtering is coming soon.
Concurrency and Gamepad support both coming for iOS.
Roadmap stretches beyond March 2015… Adobe continues to see growth for the Flash Platform despite everything working against it.
They would like to support more community frameworks via the Gaming SDK and possible other means.
They recognize that “Gaming and Premium Video” is too restrictive for the platform and that this marketing needs to be revised.
The presenters certainly sounded positive about the future and I got the impression that they see the platform continuing to grow in the years ahead. The addition of Intel CPU support for Android is probably the single best piece of news around the runtimes in ages.
“Absinthe Dilution Faerie” is a small application which calculates how much water one should temper a dose of absinthe with in accordance with the ABV percentage as laid out by Michael Meyers of The Wormwood Society.
So what’s new in this version? Quite a bit!
New application imagery
Default database of absinthes
Clicking upon an absinthe will load it into the calculator
Ability to add your favorite absinthes to the database