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Inside MAX 2003

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Well, today is the final day of the MAX 2003 conference here in beautiful Salt Lake City. What an amazing conference it has been. There have been many new product announcements, sneak peaks, and lot of enthusiasm for the future of the Macromedia product line.

This afternoon I will be giving my third and final session, “Deconstructing a Macromedia Central Application.” Luckily (uhhum…) I will be giving it in the last time slot on the last day. Turnout has been amazing at the first two sessions, so if you are still here, feel free to stop by and introduce yourself.

Just a few highlight of the conference:

  • Central Developers Release – on Wednesday, Macromedia announced the release of Macromedia Central. All the APIs are done, the application is polished, and a very thourough SDK is now available.
  • Macromedia / AOL Partnership – One of my personal favorites, AOL and Macromedia have partnered to open up the AIM service to Macromedia Central developer. This is VERY significant, AOL has never opened up the API as they are doing here. The possibilities for using this technology are infinite. Ill have more information about this later….hmm….
  • FLEX (codename Royale) – Let me be honest, I was actually quite sceptical of FLEX after a late night Macromedia breifing I attended on Sunday evening before the conference. After viewing numerous demos of the technology in action and the workflo available to FLEX developers, let me say that I am becoming convinced of its value VERY quickly. Again, more information to come. :)
  • Breeze Live API – Peldi gave a great example of how the Breeze Live API is being opened up to flash developers. Web Services, Pods, etc. Also, Peldo showed off a great little Central application that he built that would alert you when new users entered a breeze live meeting, so you would know when to join that meeting. Just one example of what I believe will be many more applications and extensions to Breeze.

And, not to mention, there have been some great speakers and great events. The party at the Ogden Ice Sheet (the speed skating venue for the 2002 Winter Olympics) was quite amazing, lots of food and drink, and some neat (albeit loud) music.

Ill have another post later about a Case Study that has been published regarding a Central Application that I built.

Written by Daniel Dura

November 21st, 2003 at 11:22 am

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  1. “and some neat (albeit loud) music”

    dude, you are officially old…. tisk tisk

    Josh Dura

    21 Nov 03 at 12:05 pm

  2. Thanks Carlos. Yeah, those font issues were killing me, the glory of attending my first session i guess :) Im not really sure about the news items not working. The first thing I would check is to see if the background processes are turned on the the ‘Advanced’ section of the Central Preferences. Also, the feed might not be available anymore, not totally sure though. Feel free to email me at danny@duramedia.com if you have any other questions though.

    - Daniel

    Daniel Dura

    26 Nov 03 at 5:26 pm

  3. Money – do not smell … that is thruth

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