Flash Platform Rundown – Week of December 1st, 2013

The big news this week is an update to Flash Professional CC and a couple neat extensions which go along with it! Flash Professional CC (13.1) Released On the tooling side of things, Flash Professional CC (13.1) was finally released! The focus of this release is native support for HTML5 Canvas as a document type and publish target. HTML5 Canvas is a new document type added to Flash Professional CC that generates an .FLA file for authoring, and targets the canvas tag of HTML. This option enables the authoring of animation and interactivity for targeting web browsers without the need

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Flash Platform Rundown – End of November, 2013

Updates to Flash Player 12 and AIR 4 betas Adobe has updated the beta runtimes to include some really cool new features on top of the ones which have already been announced. These include an improved packager for iOS, ANE resource improvements in Android, textfield enhancements for desktop, and a new Context3D convenience array. More details on each of these features is included below. Flash is alive and well! iOS – Improved Packaging Engine We’re very excited about this new feature. The new packaging engine we’re working on can improve iOS packaging time up to 10 times over the current

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Flash Platform Rundown – Week of November 10th, 2013

A ton of things happened in the Flash Platform world over the past week. There is a lot to take in – so let’s get started! Flash Player 12 and AIR 4 betas This week saw the initial beta releases for both Flash Player 12 and Adobe AIR 4. The Adobe Flash Platform runtimes, Flash Player and AIR, together enable businesses to efficiently deliver rich customer experiences across multiple digital touch points. With Flash Player and AIR, content can easily and consistently move between the browser, standalone applications and native operating systems to reach users on the devices of their

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Flash Platform Rundown – Week of November 3rd, 2013

As the end of the year approaches, I imagine news will thin out a bit as people go about celebrating holidays and wrapping up the current year. This may go bi-weekly during this time depending upon how much news there is. This week also includes a pretty significant milestone: the 2 year anniversary of the announcement by Adobe that they would no longer develop the Android browser plugin version of the Flash Player. The effects of that decision can be felt even today – but the most disastrous consequence is the gutting of what was an absolutely unique community of

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Flash Platform Rundown – Week of October 27th, 2013

Apache Flex 4.11 Released! The Apache Flex 4.11.0 release contains many improvements that professional software development teams will appreciate. This advances the framework forward. It is truly one of the best cross-platform programming languages used to write applications that are testable and can be compiled to run on multiple technology platforms from a single set of code. Read the full announcement over at Apache. Apache Flex Installer 2.7 The most convenient way for most to get the new SDK is the use the Apache Flex Installer. With the release of Apache Flex 4.11, it has been updated as well. Thoopid,

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