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Working, as he does uniquely well at conference after conference, with live demos and no offline safety-net, Adobe's senior technology evangelist Christophe Coenraets (pictured) delivered his session "Extending AJAX with Flex" to an audience of completely enraptured developers, architects, and IT managers in the Grand Ballroom of The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City at SYS-CON Events' "Real-World Flex" One-Day Seminar. The title could equally well have been  "How Flex Can Transform the User Experience on the Web," Coenraets noted - since they are really two different ways of saying the same thing.) After starting with use cases involving Flickr, Yahoo! Finance, and Google Maps, Coenraets segued into the world of enterprise apps and demo'd a charting app. . Adobe's Christophe Coenraets Gives Live Demos of Real-Time Collaboration Using Flex at "Real-World Flex" in Ne... (more)

"Desperate Housewives" Delivered Online...Thanks to Adobe's Flash Video

"ABC and NBC and pop culture phenomena like YouTube and MySpace are relying on Adobe technologies to reach new audiences," said Shantanu Narayen (pictured), president and COO at Adobe, as it was announced that the company had won a Technical and Engineering Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for its Flash Video technology, in recognition of the software's pivotal role in bringing television content to the Internet. "Winning this Emmy is deserved recognition for our engineering teams and Adobe’s continued commitment to innovation in dynamic ... (more)

WebDDJ News Desk

AJAX and Flash Together By Mike Potter from www.riapedia.com Many people are confused about the relationship between Flash, Flex and AJAX. It's a bit tricky, because in many cases the three technologies are similar to each other: all three allow web developers to add dynamic elements to static web pages very easily. Flex and Flash are both delivered via the Flash Player (normally used as a plugin to browsers), AJAX applications are delivered via the browser. AJAX is written with JavaScript, XML and HTML components, Flex applications are written with ActionScript, XML and MXML co... (more)

Adobe Extends Flash Ecosystem with Media Player

(April 15, 2007) - Adobe Systems has announced the Adobe Media Player at the NAB show in Las Vegas. “This desktop application expands Adobe's Internet video solutions, adding to an emerging ecosystem that enables new ways to distribute and monetize media, while helping viewers discover and view high-quality content both online and offline,” according to company information. In a separate interview, Adobe senior product manager Craig Barberick told SYS-CON's Web Developer's & Designer's Journal that “this is really an extension of the Flash Video ecosystem. Up to... (more)

Adobe Flex 2 - Answering Tough Questions About Enterprise Development

There are cool software tools and there are practical tools. People who make their living by developing enterprise Web applications are very careful in selecting the language or technology for their needs. There is a huge difference in requirements for developing an application like Google maps and the enterprise-grade high availability business applications. Anatole Tartakovsky of Farata Systems (pictured) is one of these programmers who know pretty much everything. He lives and breathes programming. If he does not know the answer to your problem today, he’ll know it tomorrow. F... (more)