Scotch on the Rocks 2010

It’s finished!!! DAMN!

SOTR 2010 is end, I hope to come again next year, but now I want to share with you my experience here in London.

SOTR was organized at TigerTiger club near Piccadilly circus in the heart of London and believe me, It’s my first time that I take part in a conference where stop for a couple of days a club! That’s totally crazy, but this is SOTR and I love it! (Obviously free drink inside ;P)

Location a part, sessions were pretty cool, I really appreciate Aral and Serge one, the first was an inspire session based on clients UX and I grabbed very cool suggestions; Serge’s session was about AIR 2 and Flash Player 10.1 on Android devices… I really love those stuff!
It was impressive a performance benchmark where the same animation created with HTML and JS (7fps), another made with HTML 5 and canvas (9fps) and one made with Flash Player 10.1 (25fps !!! I really love Flash Platform) obtains different results on Android… and what results!!!

I was at SOTR also to speak about AIR 2 printing API, AlivePDF and PurePDF, I made an inspire session that allow you to have the right solution when someone (your boss maybe?!) ask you to create data reports or paper documents in a Flex RIA or AIR application.
My English a part, I think that people enjoy case history part and first twitter messages are agree with me, so believe me guys at SOTR, thank you so much for your time.
Finally in my session I shared my “thoughts” about HTML 5, Apple and so on (many photos on this slide, I was sure that you appreciate it! :D).

You can download all the stuff made for AIR & Printing session directly from this blog and if you weren’t in London and you want ask me more details about this cool shit, feel free to contact me or leave a comment at this post!

Ok, it’s time to come back to reality but before that I must say a big THANK YOU to Andy Allan that organize this amazing event, Cyril and Guust (and his girlfriend) for the great time spent together in London talking about Coldfusion and our beautiful countries.

Second day at Flash on the Beach 08… Flash 10 on IPhone

Second day is finished, but it was very intensive!
I saw lots of interesting session, first of all Mr. Aral Balkan that showed us how to have fun with our work and that we must take time to experiment and try new languages, very interesting session.

Then, my favourite, Adobe Town Hall, where they said: “Yes we are working on Flash 10 on iPhone!”.
I hope that they don’t put a “slim” version without important API like the newest that allow to work with local files with Flash Player in a browser.
I asked also if with AIR 2 they will solved the problem of interaction with others applications embedded on a mobile phone and if it update itselfs without download a new firmware… they said… “Open Screen Project solved the second issue and the first one… yes we are working on this way”.
Great news for mobile developers!

Then I saw Grant Skinner with a cool sesson about  what a Flash developer should know… 

Peter Elst talked about AIR api and show interesting things with Merapi Projects and Adobe AIR… the speech to text sample was amazing!

Lee Brimelow showed us about new Adobe product releases like Flex 4, new features of Flash CS4 and so on, it’s an amazing speaker because he show stuff with a fun.. like a joke… cool!

Tomorrow I will attend the last day, there will be lots of interesting things to take a look… Nicolas session for example… see you tomorrow guys

AIR tour, last date in Milan

AIR tour is finished! Last date was in Milan and obviusly was very cool!

Location was pretty nice, great organization, cool food and a lots of stuff (T-shirt is amazing!).
A very friendly atmosphere, Adobe guys made a great overview about AIR from the beginning to final deployment.
I appreciate a lots Serge Jesper and Andrew Shorten‘s session, they talked about how to deploy and sign an AIR application and a great overview about LCDS and Blaze DS.
But my favourite one was Brimelow‘s session, he showed a lots of cool samples and in a very cool and funny way.

This weekend I’ll publish all photos made during the event in my Flickr account

 

BRIO Beta: web meeting service

Adobe release a new BETA in labs.adobe.com called BRIO that is codename of new version of Acrobat Connect (ex Breeze).
I’m working with it now, there are many alert when you try to upload files or in other featuers BUT…
… what a great UI!

It’s more easy to use, main functions are available like icons and it’s so fast!

The most impressive features you could see when you share your desktop, in fact you have a “widget” to chat with others users, you can see other users in your room and you have a little panel control to manage.
Very cool!

Now you can test it and create your room for FREE!

So go to BRIO page and test it man! 

Downey changes role again!

Mike Downey, Sr. Product Manager for Apollo, changes role in Adobe again, after Flash and Apollo, now he is creating a new Adobe team called Platform Evangelism team

In Platform Evangelism team we can find Daniel Dura and Kevin Hoyt also.

That’s a great news and I’m sure that will change a lot of things in the industry!
Come on Mike we are with you!