360|Stack 2013 – Session Videos

Looks like all of the session videos from 360|Stack this year are FREE. Check them out over at the video site. My session on Starling and Feathers is embedded, below: JOSEPH LABRECQUE – BUILDING GPU-ACCELERATED MOBILE APPLICATION INTERFACES WITH STARLING AND FEATHERS 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

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2012 Retrospective

I was very tempted to forgo my usual end-of-the-year rundown with just a big middle finger to end 2012 off… this year was terrible on a number of levels; industry uncertainties around Flash and related tech, growing pains with new technologies and products, a lot of bad news from the community both in people’s personal lives and work, suicides, major illnesses, and far too many national and world tragedies. It seems that a lot of good stuff actually happened along the way as well though… so here is my portion of that for 2012. Publications I was fortunate to ahave

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Flash Builder 4.7 beta and AIR Technology Previews

Adobe has dropped a number of tech previews onto Labs last night, including a beta of Adobe Flash Builder 4.7 featuring the new Falcon compiler and also some interesting AIR SDK previews. Adobe Flash Builder 4.7 Flash Builder 4.7 beta is the first version to be offered as a 64-bit application. While there is support for Adobe Flex 4.6 and the new Apache Flex 4.8 SDKs – many of the enhancements are focused upon productivity and lean ActionScript. This is likely to be a theme with the Flash-based tooling to come; performance, foundation, and a generally stripping away of outdated

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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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