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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 the online delivery of high-fidelity imagery and dynamic assets,” said John Loiacono, senior vice president of Creative Solutions at Adobe. “This acquisition will help Adobe build out a robust Internet infrastructure, allowing us to further develop Scene7’s brand-name custome... (more)

Web Developer's & Designer's Journal Editorial Board Member Launches Flex 2 Book

Though not listed either on the US amazon site, nor on Barnes and Noble, the UK version of Amazon is this week already listing "Adobe Flex 2: Training from the Source"  - the book that's due out August 31 from Jeff Tapper and his coauthors, James Talbot, Matt Boles, and Ben Elmore. Jeff Tapper, who blogs here, is chief technologist of Tapper.net Consulting and a member of the Editorial Board of Web Developer's & Designer's Journal. Another Flex-centered book due shortly after this one is SYS-CON Books' own Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex and Java: Secrets of the Masters ... (more)

Might There Be a Million Flex Developers By 2010?

In late 2005 Adobe announced a goal at MAX 2005 of increasing the Flex development community from roughly five thousand to over a million by around the year 2010. The key driver of this initiative is Flex 2 and its tiered licensing model. The bigger the community, the better is for developers, and one - Tariq Ahmed - has taken the initiative, and wants to help the community find out how many there are. He has set up an International FlexCoders Registry. You can find it at http://www.flexcoders.net/. (EDITOR'S NOTE, this is a different site entirely to http://flexcoders.com.) Says A... (more)

Rich Internet Applications Experts Due To Converge in NYC for "Real-World Flex"

Adobe's David Mendels and Christophe Coenraets, Allurent CTO Fumi Matsumoto, Flash guru Jesse Randall Warden, ESRI's Mansour Raad, Mark Piller of themidnightcoders.com, Dr. Victor Rasputnis of Farata Systems, SYS-CON's Yakov Fain - all are due to converge August 14 in New York City to deliver the first ever installment of a 'Real-World Flex' series of seminars being pioneered by SYS-CON Events. The intense, information- and education-rich day promises to map not just the present of Flex but also its fast-emerging future. The names above represent only 50% of the faculty, which is... (more)

Adobe Announces MAX 2006 Conference and Fourth Annual MAX Awards

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced the Adobe MAX 2006 Conference, to be held Oct. 23-26 in Las Vegas. MAX 2006 will give developers and designers a forum to network, share ideas, get hands-on technical training from certified experts, gain new skills and learn about new and emerging Adobe products and technologies. Adobe also announced the call for entries for the fourth annual Adobe MAX Awards, which recognize customer achievement in eight different categories. With the conference theme of "Beyond Boundaries," the event will feature keynotes by Adobe CEO Bruce ... (more)