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The irrepressible Mansour Raad (pictured) opened the eyes of the "Real-World Flex" audience wide on Monday, as he demonstrated the extraordinary power of Adobe's Flex by demo'ing a mouth-watering sequence of 'mapping mashups' drawing on the full power of ESRI's astonishing GIS data combined with the presentation power of Flex. With over 20 years of experience in the IT field, Raad is Senior Software Architect of ArcWeb Services at ESRI - or Environmental System Research Institute - where he has been using his command of i-Technology to design the next-generation Internet solutions. A user of Flex since its "Royal" days, he said, he has also been a team lead in architecting and implementing ArcIMS, the premier mapping solution on the Internet. ESRI is the world leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Raad reminded his audience, adding - in case anyone in the G... (more)

SYS-CON Media Launches Flex Developer's Journal

SYS-CON Media launched today its newest developer title, Flex Developer's Journal, (flex.sys-con.com), the first and only independent magazine serving Adobe Flex developers worldwide. Yakov Fain, the well-known RIA expert and the co-author of the best-selling book Adobe Flex & Java, was named the founding editor and editor-in-chief of Flex Developer's Journal. Flex Developer's Journal will be a platinum media sponsor of the upcoming AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, which will take place September 23-26, 2007, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California. With more tha... (more)

Flex Track at AJAXWorld 2006 Has Stellar Line-Up

Christophe Coenraets (pictured) chairs and Mike Nimer, James Ward, Luis Polanco, Andrew Oliver, Mansour Raad, Boris Kabisher and Manish Jiandani will all be giving sessions when the one-day Flex Track kicks off next month at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo 2006 in the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. The track is being held Thursday, October 3. The topics being addressed by the various speakers are as follows: Web 2.0 with Flex: Delivering ROI to Enterprise Apps Mike Nimer Flex with Java James Ward Taking RIAs to the Desktop with Apollo, Adobe's Next Generation Client L... (more)

Adobe President: eBook and Digital Publishing Market Will Be "Energized" by Adobe Digital Editions

“By creating a specialized, consumer-friendly application like Digital Editions, Adobe is ensuring publishers can securely deliver high-impact content to the widest possible audience, across hardware platforms, operating systems and devices,” said Shantanu Narayen (pictured), president and COO at Adobe, as he today introduced at the MAX 2006 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas the public beta of Adobe's new Rich Internet Application (RIA) built from the ground up for digital publishing. Digital Editions, explained Narayen, delivers a straightforward user experience for rea... (more)

MAX 2006: Day Two Keynote Report – Adobe Founder Joins the Fun; CEO Chizen, Too

"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)