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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Flash Platform Rundown – Week of October 20th, 2013

Feathers 1.2 BETA This beta release includes a few new components, including Alert, Drawers, and LayoutGroup as well as many new minor features and a number of bug fixes. Read up on the details over at the Feathers discussion forum. 360|Flex 2014 After 360|Stack this past Summer, it seems there was enough interest in Flex voiced to warrent the return of 360|Flex… 360|Flex LIVES!!! Check out the website at http://360flex.com/ to see what has been scheduled so far. Great to see 360|Flex back! 360|Stack Web Session: FlexJS On Wednesday, October 23 – Alex Harui of Adobe and Apache Flex gave a great overview

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Flash Platform Rundown – Week of October 13th, 2013

This is an experiment – we’ll see how it goes… but I plan on doing a weekly or semi-weekly rundown of happenings in the Flash Platform community on this blog in the spirit of what Brian Rinaldi used to do a few years back (and continues to do for JavaScript, HTML & CSS). I’m still seeing lots of activity around the Flash Platform both within Adobe and through the work of the community – so will find time to note down everything that catches my eye over the week and create a simple digest like this every Monday. For more

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Apache Flex 4.10 Released!

This morning at 360|Stack (formerly 360|Flex) in Denver, CO; it was announced that Apache Flex 4.10 has been released and is available for download. I’d suggesting using the installer linked through the image, below: You can read the official announcement if desired. Here are some highlights: Support for latest versions of Flash Player and AIR runtimes. The Apache Flex SDK Installer now allows developers to select various combinations of the Flex SDK, Flash Player and AIR runtimes. Improved support for older Flash Player versions. Added over 15 new Spark components matching or replacing their mx counterparts. “Out of the box”

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360|Stack 2013 : Slides

Apache Flex is great for application UI… but it isn’t GPU-accelerated :( New versions of Adobe AIR perform quite spectacularly on mobile and really blaze when tapping into the device GPU. If your mobile application requires this sort of performance – there is a solution to be found in the Starling framework along with Feathers (a fully-skinnable, open source component and layout framework)! This session will demonstrate how to use Feathers to create great, performant mobile interfaces for not only games but applications as well!

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