Monthly Archives: July 2008

Gumbo is right here….

Hi Folks,

Flex 4 SDK is out and can be availed from here.

There is a good amount of information about Gumbo, a.k.a. Flex 4, on Flex open source site. You can read about it here. Also, the specifications for Gumbo can be accessed from here.

If you are interested in video demos, don’t miss Matt Chotin’s classic video presentation on the plans of next Flex SDK.

One of the key improvements in the next Flex version is the Designer/Developer workflow. Ely Greenfield has provided a superb piece of video to demonstrate the same, a must watch.

As a techie, if you are interested in delving deeper in the Component Architecture of Gumbo, move on and if you wish to have a look at the feature specs, this is the place.

Gear up guys…

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Flash Player 10 Beta 2 is here..

Astro is moving.. err… galloping. The beta 2 of Flash Player 10 is out.. There are number of improvements including enhanced audio API, Fullscreen keyboard access and a lot more. Well, best place to check out the details is here.

Great going Adobe!!!

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Cheers….Search engines no more shy of SWF content!!!

Voila… Adobe has recently announced a tie-up with major search engine giants including Yahoo and Google to revamp the flash player so as to enable these search engines to fetch the content within the swf files and rank them for search keywords. Keeping in mind the penetration of flash player (around 98%), this is going to result in a major boost in the number of applications deployed on flash player. It is learnt that it will also fetch the dynamic data pulled inside swf files. Well, there is much more insight on this by Justin Everett-Church from Adobe, posted on Flashmagazine. A must read for all flash/flex enthusiasts.

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What is Rich in RIA?

This is an obvious question as to what is so Rich about RIA. An experienced RIA developer can easily answer this question. The most important aspect of RIA is the UI and Usability. Though they may sound similar to you, they in fact are 2 different things. While UI deals with colors, contrasting themes, visuals, state transitions etc. Usability is all about how easily the application is accessible to the normal user. By normal user I mean one who is average computer savvy. This takes a great amount of deal in deciding the overall anatomy of the application and states’ management. There are abundant amount of fantastic sources available on web to know about all these aspects. However, as I came across a brilliant company specializing in providing state-of-the-art User Interface and Usability experience, thought of sharing with all of you. EffectiveUI has a niche expertise in providing kick-ass, rock solid visual richness to RIA. Their clientele is pretty Impressive. Check out their site and know it yourself.

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