Archive for February, 2004
It seems that Steve Webster has started a small project called ASDocGen which aims to create an open source implementation of JavaDoc that will work with ActionScript 2. I must applaud him for his efforts, and hopefully some people will jump on board to help him out.
I might have a few months ago, when I was primarily using my PC, but alas, I am now an OS X guru, and looking into doing more with Python.
Well, after a somewhat short flight from Dallas to Boston, I finally arrived. This is actually my first visit to this wonderful city. Although, I must say that I feel like somewhat of a groundhog considering all of the tunnels I had to go through to get to my hotel in downtown.
I am here at the conference, getting ready to go into the session “Building a Rich EIS Dashboard with Macromedia Flex” given by Dave Meeker with WHITMANHART. After this session, David Mendels (Macromedia SVP, Macromedia Tools and Platforms) will be giving the keynote titled “SOA + RIA = ROI”.
My first impressions of the conference are extremely positive. The attendees seem to be geared more towards the business side of the house and project leads. Much different than what I usually see at many of the Flash conferences I have attended, which seem to cater more towards those who are in the ‘trenches’. The staff has been extremely helpful, and the overall show seems very organized and well thought out.
Ill probably give more of an update later today… I am also thinking about broadcasting my session on Central via my brand new iSight, via DevChat. Ill let you know later tonight.
Just as an FYI to anyone attending. I will be speaking at the upcoming Edge 2004 East conference, put together by SYS-CON Media. This will be a great opportunity to adress a crowd that I have probably not addressed at the other Flash conferences I have attended. I will be giving a general presentation on Macromedia Central, probably focusing on how to architect applications built with Central in mind.
The conference is being held in the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA from February 24-26. Find out more information here.
Like Mike (doesn’t that sound like that mid 90′s commercial), yesterday morning I was able to compile and run, with a certain degree of success, the SE|PY ActionScript Editor. It really wasnt too bad at all… if you have an even small bit of knowledge of build and make commands, etc., it should be a piece of cake.
Why have I done this? Well, honestly, it has been because of the severe lack of any decent editor for OS X. The closest I have found is Eclipse, but integrating ActionScript into its architecture would be somewhat of a large task. I actually bought a book on Eclipse, and started brushing up on my Java to do just that, but decided without a team of people helping me, it really would be futile.
So, here I am, learning Python and loving it. Python is turning out to be a joy to work with. It is a simple, yet powerful, language. Now, I do have some ideas for SE|PY, some of which I will be outlining over the next few days. I know that me and Mike are on board to help out with the port, now the question is, who else? Join the SE|PY developers list and lets see if we can turn this into that ActionScript editor everyone has talked about wanting. I think that if we get a good team of people working on this project, we could really come up with an awesome ActionScript editor.
It looks like an Israeli company called CrossID has developed a way to print RFID tag technology onto paper. The applications of technology like this are really limitless. Of course, most of the applications will obviously be in military and secure locations where the protection of top secret paper assets is very high. And more than likely it is this military funding that would drive the technology, pumping money into its development.
Im in the process of updating my blog design (so, it has been two years, give me a break). More news soon…