Archive for December, 2008
In this video tutorial, I share a technique that I use for creating custom chrome for your windows in AIR when using Flex. There is also another tutorial for doing something similar in Flash presented by Lee Brimelow on Adobe TV.
I recently recorded a few video tutorials which I will be posting here on my blog. These videos can also be found on Adobe TV
I know that all the talk of the weakening economy has you down, but guess what? There is a way to pocket a ton of cash by doing what you probably already do well: building an application using Flash, Flex, or AIR that uses the Ribbit platform. Ribbit has announced the $100,000 Killer App Challenge. This contest will award $100k in prize money to developers in five categories who submit applications that use Ribbit technology.
Ribbit allows you to very easily build voice enabled Flash applications, so even if you don’t sign up for the contest, this is some very cool technology to play with. But come on, if $100k in prize money doesn’t give you an incentive to try it out and build an app, I don’t know what will!
I am also happy to announce [in a slightly evil and sarcastic tone] that along with Lee Brimelow and Matt Chotin, I will be one of the three judges for the contest. There is a little less than three months left in the contest, so you better hurry and sign up, and get working on your app! And just as a note, this contest is open to US AND non-US residents.
One of the most popular Flash conferences, Flash on the Beach, usually held in Brighton, UK is coming to Miami! If you have not heard of this conference before, be sure to do a quick search, and you will find raving reviews. There are only a few conferences that I recommend to people, and this is one of them. FOTB consistently puts on an amazing event, and now we yanks on the other side of the pond get one all to ourselves!
FOTB Miami will be held April 6th through the 8th, 2009, which should leave you plenty of time to get home and file your taxes. Tickets are currently $299, but there are only 199 tickets at that price, so be sure and sign up soon. Once those are gone, the price will go up. Considering how many amazing speakers will be there, this is an absolute bargain.
I will definitely be in Miami to enjoy the event, and take in some of that Florida sun after a cold winter. I hope to see you there as well!