Apache Flex® and Adobe® AIR® with IntelliJ IDEA

I have recorded a free series of 10 videos around Apache Flex and Adobe AIR with IntelliJ IDEA. I believe that moving forward, IntelliJ IDEA is the best IDE for learning and using Apache Flex. Adobe Flash Builder used to fill this role, but Adobe has discontinued it’s free licensing to students for some time now… and will most likely not be updating that tool in the perceivable future. As a bonus – IntelliJ IDEA is an absolute beast that can handle just about anything ;) You can watch the playlist over on YouTube, or as embedded below: Full source

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Photoshop Express for Android and the CreativeSDK!

I am thrilled to see mention that Adobe continues to integrate their CreativeSDK into updated and all-new Android mobile applications. After the release of Lightroom Mobile a few weeks back, I get the following notice regarding even more work on bringing CreativeSDK powered apps to Android: I’m sure @JosephLabrecque will be happy to know I spent most of my day installing #Android updates and reviewing soon-to-be-release apps. — Adam Lehman (@adrocknaphobia) February 6, 2015 On this Friday the 13th, Adobe has released an update to Photoshop Express which includes tight integration with Creative Cloud and the CreativeSDK to completely re-shape the application

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Running Phaser as a Chrome Application

When I was testing out different mobile platforms for my new Lynda.com course, HTML5 Game Development with Phaser, I wanted to also explore how everything runs in both desktop and mobile browsers. Just pulling something up in Chrome for Android (for instance) works wonderfully… but you have to deal with browser chrome. I found a neat way to get around that and allow use of the prepared icon set to function as a shortcut to launch the game inside a nice, simple Chrome engine instance without all the browser UI.  This works for Chrome, in both the desktop (Windows 8.1,

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Lynda.com – HTML5 Game Development with Phaser

Lynda.com has published the long-awaited course on HTML5 Game Development with Phaser! Special thanks to Richard Davey for looking over the code and providing guidance in the development of this course. Phaser is a cross-platform game development framework for both mobile and desktop games. This fast, fun, and free framework supports both JavaScript and TypeScript, targeting the open web via HTML5 Canvas. This course shows you how to put Phaser to work: creating a multi-state games that can be played on both desktop browsers and mobile devices. After you gather your assets, author Joseph Labrecque will help you start a

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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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