MAX 2009

Another year and another Adobe MAX obviously!

This year I decide to take part in a new pre-event called Creating Applications for the Flash Platform, this labs will be dedicated to Flash Builder and Flash Catalyst integration… I think could be very useful to understand a new point of view to create RIAs and Desktop Applications and how to integrate this workflow in our company.

During the conference, this is my schedule:

Monday, October 5, 2009
– Building Flex and Adobe AIR Service Clients
– ActionScript 3.0 Tastes Good (and Is Good for You, Too!)
– Advanced Data Visualization with Flex
–  What’s Coming in Adobe AIR 2
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
– Building a Scalable Interactive Video Solution Using P2P in Flash
Builder
– Flash Builder 4 Advanced Tips and Tricks
– How NOT to Code Flex
– ELIPS 3.0: Mobile Flex Builder Toolkit
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
– Real-Time Collaboration Deep Dive: Using Adobe Flash
Collaboration Service
– Building Mobile Applications with Adobe AIR
– Making Real-Time Data Come Alive With Flex Data Visualization
– Effective Form Design for Developers
– Tackling Memory and Performance in Flash, Flex, and Adobe AIR

Monday, October 5, 2009

– Building Flex and Adobe AIR Service Clients

– ActionScript 3.0 Tastes Good (and Is Good for You, Too!)

– Advanced Data Visualization with Flex

–  What’s Coming in Adobe AIR 2

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

– Building a Scalable Interactive Video Solution Using P2P in Flash

Builder

– Flash Builder 4 Advanced Tips and Tricks

– How NOT to Code Flex

– ELIPS 3.0: Mobile Flex Builder Toolkit

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

– Real-Time Collaboration Deep Dive: Using Adobe Flash

Collaboration Service

– Building Mobile Applications with Adobe AIR

– Making Real-Time Data Come Alive With Flex Data Visualization

– Effective Form Design for Developers

– Tackling Memory and Performance in Flash, Flex, and Adobe AIR

I hope to find many people to share ideas, knowledge and skills… see you there guys 😉

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Adobe MAX: day 1

Here we are, it has just started Adobe MAX 2008, I’m very excited and in this day I see a lot of cool and interesting things!

In General Session this morning we see new name of Thermo project, now we must start to call it Flash Catalyst, too long but not bad.
There are new interesting things on mobile side, Adobe is working in a new product that package Flash Lite contents in .sis or .cab file and delivery it over-the-air, maybe an important step trough a new Adobe mobile era.

Another interesting project that is in BETA now, it’s also my favorite one, is CoCoMo, I meet Nigel Pegg, amazing guy, that coordinate the project with Dr. Fang (:D).
Now CoCoMo is in Labs, you can download it and start to work with those components that allow you to implement your Flex applications with Connect Now features, so you can share your desktop, make a conference call with video, chat and so on.

There are other 2 minor project that Adobe releases today: Wave and Tour de Flex.

The first one is a social networking aggregator made with AIR that allow you to manage your social networking like twitter, flickr and so on in a all in one application.
Tour de Flex is another AIR application that is focused for developers and designers that approach Flex for the first time, I copy the purpose of the application from own site:

  • Provide non-Flex developers with a good overview of what is possible in Flex in a “look and see” environment
  • Provide Flex developers with an illustrated reference tool
  • Provide commercial and non-commercial Flex developers a place to showcase their work

You can find those projects directly from Labs too.
I meet also a lot of developers and designers that are involved in very cool projects, but I’ve also the honor to meet Simone Legno aka Tokidoki! It’s one of my favorite designers! Max respect for him.

But I must write also that there is ONLY 1 WI-FI CONNECTION here for more then 5.000 people… it’s unbelievable… 

See you tomorrow for resume of second day.

MAX 2008: Pre-event labs day

Today Max started for me and everybody had a pre-event labs.
I followed pre-event about Livecycle and Blaze DS made by Christophe Coenraets, he was amazing! In a day we had a complete overview of how to work with messanging, remoting and data service with BlazeDS and LCDS.
I must start to work with BlazeDS beacause there is a lot of things to do with it, in fact it is faster than FMS communication with client side.

But the most amazing thing is data service with LCDS, they are the best solutions when you want to synchronize AIR application data with a server side solutions.
In fact you can manage data service cache to save data locally and work with them until to computer turn online again… that’s perfect for a lot of enterprise solutions.

There is also a bad thing of this MAX, until now, we don’t receive great gadgets like others years, we have a shopping bag with MAX, Adobe and partners logo and a t-shirt… last year we received a very cool bag… I really don’t understand why they choose this solution.

Tomorrow we’ll start MAX for everyone and also we’ll see a lot of new Adobe solutions, if you want discover them, stay tuned!

Adobe MAX SF… I’m coming

Yes, also this year I’ll go to Adobe MAX, the biggest Adobe event with more 4600 attendees that are ready to see the future of Adobe softwares.

We will see Thermo (2 sessions during the event), the new Adobe IDE for interaction designers and multimedia designers that allow to simplify Flex Interface customizations.

But also, I’m sure to find a lots of old and new friends there like Mobile guys (Biskero, Scott, Mark, Dale, Bill…) and girls (Mariam…) and have lots of fun with them.

I’ll have a speech about AIR and SQLite during 360Max the event in  event that is totally free for all people that are at MAX.
During my session I’ll talk about:

  • introduction to SQLite
  • how to connect AIR to a db
  • create, modify, delete and search into records
  • transactions and prevent SQLinjections with parameters
  • AIR data encryption and others technique to encrypt data
  • SQLSchema and others utilities to work with SQLite
  • embed a db in an AIR application
  • best practices & limitations

everyday I’ll put my impressions, photos and news about this great event, so if you are interesting to follow MAX, feel free to come there and read it!

See you soon… or maybe at Adobe MAX.

360Max, an event in THE EVENT!

Today, John and Tom have revealed own partecipation during Adobe MAX in San Francisco with a particular event.

In fact they create an event in THE EVENT, so during MAX you can see 360MAX sessions also!
I’ll be speaker there and I’ll talk about SQLite API, in particular I’ll show how to save encrypted data, how to work with transactions and how to move your first steps with SQLite and AIR.
My session will be 19th November from 12.30AM to 1.30PM, you can find the schedule directly from 360MAX wiki.

See you there guys!

October… the events month

Yeah October will be the events month, there are a lots of big appointments, so I’ll partecipate at Adobe Max in Chicago, then I’ll go to SMAU like speaker with Andrea Trento, so another great event the Flex Camp in Milan with a lots of great national and internation speaker, then I’ll go to From A to WEB, it’s a must for me, since 2004 I go there every year!

But I don’t finish here, also in October with Let’s course I’ll present all news that I’ll see at Chicago MAX and in the first days of November I’ll go to Flash on the beach 2007!

So for impressions or reports of any those events, come in this blog!

Oh my god…I’ve a full events month!
I hope to see and meet a lots of people at those event, so if you see me, stop me please!