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Archive for July 2008

Oh yeah, They have now done this in silverlight – The kind of stuff we used to do back in Flash 4 days! (Stop embarassing yourself, MSFT! Do it in Flash – there isn’t any other way to do this. Ever.)

Check out http://www.mojaveexperiment.com/ . This is a campaign for Windows vista and is done Entirely in Flash.

I am extremely impressed by seeing Microsoft’s confidence (or the lack of it) on their own platform when it comes to building their own applications. (or may be they know there isn’t a better way (there can’t be one!) of doing this other than doing this in Flash! That’s more like it!)

The application looks great nevertheless! Good work, Microsoft ūüôā

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My hosting provider screwed up bigtime $#@#@% – Still working to get the site back up, Apologies for the broken download links. Will be back up soon.

-vodka.

Its been a while since I blogged. Have been really busy with work and had hectic travel assignments through the last couple of months. It was exciting, nevertheless. The next version of Flex (code named Gumbo) is announced at http://opensource.adobe.com. Information on Gumbo (the next version of Flex) is now available at http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Gumbo

Main themes for Gumbo: (from http://opensource.adobe.com)

  • Design in Mind: provide a framework meant for continuous collaboration between designer and developer.
  • Developer Productivity: improve compiler performance and add productivity enhancements to language features like data binding
  • Framework Evolution: take advantage of new Flash Player capabilities and add features required by common use-cases

You can dowload gumbo builds from http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Download+Flex+4

Happy Flexing!!