Create the Web: A Look Back

I was fortunate to be able to attend the Create the Web event that Adobe put on in San Francisco early last week. During this one day event, Adobe basically revealed their plans for tooling and services around web standards with a series of announcements, walkthroughs, and deep dives. As someone who is heavily invested in the Flash Platform but has also worked extensively in HTML & Friends over an even longer amount of time, I came away from the event with some very positive feelings in the direction they are taking all of this. Note that some of this post

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Adobe Education Leader Institute 2012

I’m gearing up in preparation for the Adobe Education Leader Institute [JULY 23-26, 2012] at Adobe’s San Jose offices. That’s two weeks from today! Always a great opportunity to connect with Adobe and others working in both higher education and K-12. This will be my fourth institute and I’ll be presenting a talk on the persistent value of the Flash Platform in education, doing a workshop in Flash game design, and also a few smaller things throughout the week: including a 5 minute talk based upon one of my AS3 Quickies. Major session details are below – and I will

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360|Flex Session Peek

I’m presenting at 360|Flex in Denver this month – talking BlazeDS with Flex and Java! I’m putting the finishing touches on my slides right now and am including a preview below! Leveraging BlazeDS, Java, and Flex: Dynamic Data Transfer Flex developers have it easy when using ColdFusion to transfer data over the Action Message Format (AMF) transfer protocol because these services are built into the core ColdFusion server. What if you aren’t using ColdFusion though? Can you get the same benefits of AMF when using Java? Yes – by employing the open source Adobe BlazeDS project! This talk will include

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My Adobe MAX 2011 Speaking Schedule

I realized this morning that I have yet to write about the various sessions I’ll be doing during Adobe MAX in Los Angeles this year. Normally, I begin advertising these sessions much earlier… ah well. Here they are! Adobe MAX 2011 From Desktop to Mobile: Application Functionality for Small Screens Tuesday, 4:00-5:00 Explore the issues of moving an established RIA experience from desktop to mobile. Join Joseph Labrecque from the University of Denver as he discusses transitioning the viewing experience for a campus resource from desktop to mobile. This session will examine how to take advantage of new workflow considerations

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My 360|Flex Schedule

Well, 360|Flex 2011 in Denver, CO begins Sunday, April 10th! Since I live in the Denver area, I’m going to be driving to the conference everyday. Hoping to chat with a lot of Adobe community people over the next week – say hi to Blucifer when you all fly in :) Don’t forget to submit your questions for the Open Screen Project: Views from the Trenches panel being put on by RMAUG and moderated by Jun Heider! I’ll probably need to adjust this between now and next week. Anyhow… here is how my schedule is looking so far*: SUNDAY, April

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My 360|Flex Proposal was Rejected… yet I am Thrilled!

Like a lot of Flex developers out there, I went through the trouble to author and submit a session proposal for what is probably the premiere Flex conference on the planet: 360|Flex. Earlier today, I learned that my session proposal was rejected. While I would have been quite happy had my proposal been accepted, I am actually thrilled with the fact that it was not. You may, at this point, be asking yourself: “Why?” Why would I be happy about being REJECTED from such a prestigious conference??? This is why: Have you seen some of these topics??? Let’s eat! What

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Adobe MAX 2010 Wrap-Up Part 2: MAX!

This is a continuation of my previous post covering the MAX pre-conference events. Monday: “Is that a grouse?” – Kevin Lynch This was the first actual day of the general conference, though it felt to me as if I’d been there for a week, already. This was the one day that I didn’t have any sessions to present and so was able to go most of the day without lugging my laptop around wherever I went. i generally was able to sit in on most of the sessions I had selected, but it was very difficult switching from a MAX

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