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May 1, 2006

Adobe Community Experts (formerly Team Macromedia)

As you can see, now we are Adobe Comunity Experts. Link.

May 2, 2006

"Technical specifications" software

I was wondering if somebody knows a software/templates to write technical specifications for projects. Any ideas ?

May 16, 2006

Afterhours Mega Session 2006 7th Edition on May 19th, Brussels

I'm going to attend the Afterhours Mega Session 2006 7th Edition on May 19th in Brussels.
Will talk with Peter Elst about some interesting projects!
More info:

May 17, 2006

Waiting for Leopard to buy a MacBook

Yes. I'm waiting the next release of Mac OS, code named Leopard, to boy my macbook. My main concern today is that Bootcamp is a trial. It seems that it will be shipped with Leopard. I'm running at home a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1XP/C Intel Duo Processor T2400, 1, 83 Ghz, memory 1 GB at 2.500 euros. I know that Parallels virtual machines are very useful. Related entry here.

I hope to see you in Brussels on May 19 at the Afterhours Mega Session 2006

If you are attending the Afterhours megasession I'll be more than glad to meet you!

Adobe Celebrates Student Filmmaking at 2006 Cannes Film Festival

Adobe today announced that it is "sponsoring the American Pavilion Student Filmmaker Program" at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, May 17 through May 28 here in Cannes, France:

"Students representing 30 film schools in North America, the United Kingdom, India and South Africa will be paired with professional filmmakers and instructors to create documentaries on their experience at Cannes using the Adobe® Production Studio, Macromedia® Flash® and Macromedia Studio 8. Documentaries will be broadcast daily on the Adobe.com Web site."

Read more here.

May 18, 2006

OT: Incredible history

Holy cow!
Via Flashlounge.

May 19, 2006

Peter Elst on the history of Actionscript

Peter's conference just started here in Brussels. It's just great! He started with the history of flash showing us FutureSplashAnimator (1996) that I never saw before. He went year by year and finally he show us a film of the making of Flash 8. Then he started with the history of ActionScript itself, version by version and then he take us to the future of Actionscript.

May 22, 2006

"Does WPF/E have any chance against Adobe’s well-established Flash player?": ITWeek

"Does WPF/E (Windows Presentation Foundation/Everywhere) have any chance against Adobe’s well-established Flash player? It might. Flash has won over designers, but is less attractive for application developers, though Adobe is working hard to change that with its Flex development tools. Flash runs ActionScript, a close cousin to JavaScript, whereas C# is arguably more suitable for applications that require a significant amount of code. “We don’t see people building complex applications with JavaScript,” said Microsoft developer Mike Harsh in a recent interview. Another advantage is that WPF/E has a native ability to render layouts defined in XML, whereas this feature has been bolted onto Flash at the tool level. Java applets are another option for web developers, but Sun’s Java runtime is larger than WPF/E’s promised 2MB, and Java is less designer-friendly. Potentially, WPF/E could combine the design appeal of Flash with the application strength of Java."
Read more here.

May 23, 2006

"Flex 2.0 is definitely what makes JBoss Mail server rock": Andy Oliver

"The JBoss Mail Server (JBMS) has been recently re-branded for its upcoming 1.0 release as "JBoss Collaboration Server." The web-based mail client component of the whole collaboration server package, says JBoss's Andy Oliver, is "spellbinding." The JBMS team used Adobe Flex 2.0."
Read more here. Read the topic "Design of JBoss Collaboration Server" here.

Tips and tricks from Adobe's intrepid Flex Hero: au.sys-con.com

"Some people take the dog for a walk, other go play a round of golf. Not Christophe Coenraets. His idea of a good time is to illustrate Flex and JMS integration by extending a simple "realtime feed" application that he built a while back! Web Developer's & Designer's Journal is proud to bring you each month two of the month's best tips from Adobe's intrepid Flex Hero. "
Read "Real-World Flex" by Adobe's Christophe Coenraets

May 24, 2006

"OpenLaszlo More Than Just Flashy Graphics": adtmag.com

"To all intents and purposes, OpenLaszlo is a direct competitor to Adobe/Macromedia’s Flex; except, of course, Flex can only “do” Flash. Now that OpenLaszlo has an alternative, extremely pervasive DHTML runtime, more power to them." Read more here. Grrr

Powerful imagery in Shockwave

Found this website very cool in imagery. Take a look:
[Via Franto]

STRATEGY ANALYTICS Predicts Rapid Cellphone Flash-Lite(TM) Integration; From 38 Million Flash Lite-Enabled Handsets in 2005 to 216 Million by 2010: businesswire.com

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2006--Strategy Analytics, the global research and consulting company, recently released, "Flash-Enabled Handset Forecast: Flash Lite Ready for Global Penetration," from its Handset Component Technologies Service, pointing to the triple-digit growth rate in unit sales of Flash Lite(TM) -enabled phones over the last two years. Stuart Robinson, Director of the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service, comments, "Since Macromedia (now Adobe) redesigned its highly-successful PC-based Flash technology for use on cellphones and other portable devices in 2003, demand has taken off. NTT DoCoMo in Japan offered the first Flash Lite-enabled handsets. They are now available on numerous wireless networks in the Far East, with plans to spread worldwide this year."
Read more here.

May 29, 2006

X-MEN Campaign and Flash

"The site, which was created from a combination of Adobe Photoshop, 3d max, After Effects, ActionScript, database integration, and Flash 8, is one of the more impressive visually than most online campaigns. In fact, when asked what viral features were integrated into the site, the company said the look of the site itself has brought more word-of-mouth attention than “any e-card we could have built” because as Lin put it, “Good design and creativity is the original and the best viral element.”" Read more here.

"Why should we care about open-source Java?": Computer world

"Once the universal darling of developers, Java, as it has matured and become more complex as well as capable, has also attracted increasing competition in the enterprise from Microsoft’s .Net framework, as well as from lightweight languages, such as Adobe’s Flash for smaller browser-based applications. There is some perception that Java’s momentum has stalled, at least in part, and it is likely that Sun hopes releasing Java under open-source will result in a resurgence of enthusiasm among developers and third-party vendors. Sun has been struggling for years with trying to make money from Java, arguably one of its crown jewels, but one which has not, to date, brought in much hard cash. It is unclear how this new move will improve that situation in the short term, but one thing is clear — if .Net beats out Java for developer mind share, Sun loses." Read more here.

Flash Festival 2006 winners

The winners of the Flash Festival France 2006 are here. Click en "Finalistes et Lauréats".

Here are the winners:
Prix du Public:
Grand Prix:

May 30, 2006

"On2 Technologies Receives Patent for Video Optimization Technology"

"NEW YORK, May 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On2 Technologies, Inc. (Amex: ONT) announced today that it has been granted patent number 7,027,654 for advances first implemented in its TrueMotion VP6 and VP7 video compression technology. The patent was issued for an improved video compression system employing video decoding strategies that improve performance in constrained environments such as live video applications or in environments where CPU processing power is constrained."
Read more here.

May 31, 2006

NASA's New Spaceship

"How will America's future explorers return to the moon and journey beyond? Get the answers with a slideshow, animation and 3-D models."
See Flash here.

"Adobe to Drop GoLive, Freehand": The Mac Observer

"Adobe Systems France announced at Adobe Live that the development of GoLive and Freehand will be phased out. Adobe representative Robert Raiola stated that Dreamweaver will get a new interface and replace GoLive as the Web development application in the Creative Suite 3 package, due out in spring 2007."
Read more here.

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