The fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) is been slung around by profiteers like
folding chairs at a WWE event. The haters are still being haters. Nothing new
developers to start using their HTML5 software.
The context is all wrong here. Very, very few Flex developers have shifted,
moved, changed over, or whatever you want to call it… to HTML5 (or anything
There is not a move to HTML5
I will go as far as to say that there is not a move to HTML5. The simple fact
is that, developers are being developers. No matter the background, we are
always trying to broadening our skill sets. This includes HTML5 since it
started showing up a few years ago. For anyone to imply, or state outright,
that there is some mass exodus from Flex is completely false!
The reality is still the same, Flash Player ... (more)
Flash Player is open and SWF is documented
The core of Flash Player is the Tamarin Virtual Machine, which is an open
source project under Mozilla. While the SWF file format is not fully open, it
is documented by the community on osflash.org. Additionally, there are
numerous open source products that read and write SWF files.
The Flash Player’s product direction has traditionally been heavily
influenced by the community and their needs. The core language for Flash
Player is an implementation of ECMAScript 262, which is the same
On3 is adding a NEW! Adobe Flex course – we may be the first to offer it
anywhere: Flex 3: Developing ColdFusion 8 Enabled Rich Internet Applications.
The training covers the Flex client, Eclipse & Flex builder, the Flash
virtual machine & how the Flex application development process is designed.
It covers Actionscript, how events are handled, and layouts in a constraint
based container. The material is similar to the first three days of Flex 3:
Developing Rich Internet Applications. However, on the final two days, the
course moves into getting data, using E4X Expressions & search... (more)
First, yes, screen readers can read Flex applications. And yes, its fairly
easy. But, I’ll discuss how in a future post.
But, if you’d rather send people to your old HTML version of your site when
using a read, there is good news. Flash Player has the ability to detect if a
disabled and/or the Flex application is not compiled as an “accessible
swf”. This is possible with the Accessibility class.
It is important to note that if the Flex application is compiled as an
“accessible swf”, the screen reader will also ... (more)
Watch MAX keynotes, streamed live from Los Angeles-register now
(go to http://max.adobe.com/online/ )
On October 5th and 6th, Adobe MAX Online will feature the keynotes, streamed
live, highlighting the newest and most exciting developments in the world of
technology. Join 10 minutes early and participate in the backstage behind the
View the top three sessions from each day on demand:
Check back each day by 8:00 PM PT, from October 5th to 7th, to see the top
session of the day from each track: Design, Develop, and Envision. You’ll
be able to view these sessions on dem... (more)