Today, the New York Times Company and Adobe launched a new version of the
Times Reader—the electronic version of the newspaper with online/offline
capabilities, powered by Adobe AIR. The enhanced version of Times Reader 2.0
resembles the printed paper even more closely, and content is updated every
five minutes or even more often if users choose, with the latest news from
the New York Times. Some of the latest improvements to Times Reader 2.0
Availability for all Windows, Mac OS and Linux users since it’s powered by
Adobe AIR Blends the best of the print and Web worlds—just like printed
news with columns of high quality text together with the dynamic flexibility
of the Web, including search, links, and up-to-the minute headlines ‘News
in Video’ section provides the latest videos from NYTimes.com. Browse mode
allows readers to zoom out and take a look at... (more)
"The innovation we are most excited about," said Bruce Chizen, Adobe's CEO,
"is Apollo, which we believe will revolutionize the way the world will
interact with the Web in the future." He was speaking here in Las Vegas at
MAX 2006, the biggest ever Adobe developer conference.
"The possibilities for Adobe and you the developer community," he told the
3000 or so assembled attendees, "are endless."
Chizen was pleased with the progress that Adobe had made since the merger
with Macromedia, he said. The net net, for developers and designers: "a lot
of tools and resources to get your jobs... (more)
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has signed a
definitive agreement to acquire Scene7®, a technology innovator in real-time
rich media delivery services. Adobe plans to offer and expand these
interactive publishing services as it extends the online presence of its
flagship creative technologies.
Most of Scene7’s employees are expected to join Adobe, with chief
executive officer Doug Mack taking the position of vice president, Creative
Solutions Services at Adobe.
“Scene7 has done a great job developing a sophisticated system that
underpins th... (more)
The need to support off-line capabilities has driven some RIA providers back
to the fat client platform. For example, Adobe AIR, Google Gears, and
Slingshot are all examples of this trend. The fat client offers a lot of
advantages over RIA technologies such as AJAX, but there are also some
serious drawbacks. Is history repeating itself? Will the surge of interest in
fat clients be disruptive to the Web and RIA technologies? This presentation
will examine those possibilities and provide advice on when, if ever,
developers should use Fat Client technology.
Speaker Bio: Over 14 year... (more)
Open sourcing of the highly compressed communication protocol AMF and
server‐side Flex components play an important role in adoption of Flex by
the enterprises. Live Cycle Data Services (LCDS) is an excellent solution for
building scalable RIA, but it’s not cheap. For those who don’t have a
budget for LCDS, Adobe has released BlazeDS, the open source implementation
of AMF communication protocol.
BlazeDS was offered as a free version of LCDS Flex remoting that also
promised scaled down support of a modest number of concurrent users for data
But the enterprise cli... (more)