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
(ISBN 0-9777622-2-X) which will be launched at AJAXWorld Conference & Expo
in the first week of October.
Written by SYS-CON's Yakov Fain with his coathors Victor Rasputnis and
Anatole Tartakovsky, the book is aimed squarely at developers. While not a
replacement of documentation that ships w... (more)
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)
"If we can imagine it, we can now build it." That, in a single sentence, is
what - according to Dave Wolf, VP of Consulting at Cynergy Systems pictured)
- characterizes the disruptive moment of opportunity that Flex has arrived
right in the middle of. In his session, intriguingly titled "Front to Back
Development," Wolf contended that "If we don't know what the app has to do,
we build everything."
But 80% of the users only want 20% of the features, Wolf continued - so why
don't we predict that and developers could save themselves 80% of their time?
We need to build software the ot... (more)
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 solution... (more)
Post "Real-World Flex" One-Day Seminar
by Jesse Randall Warden
I gotta say, I had a lot of fun at the Real-World Flex Seminar SYS-CON put
together. Things went, for me, really smoothly. Registration, getting
Internet at the booth, and hooking up with my team. Free coffee was readily
available, so I was set. It's always great because at every conference, I
always get to put faces to people I've known online & collaborated with for
years. I also get to meet new people and hopefully leak some of my passion to
them and hopefully inspire them to want to create cool a... (more)