Flash/Flex/AIR Platform Roadmap 2011

Although there were no official announcements around Flex, Flash & AIR (other than the release of FP11 & AIR3), don’t think that the platform is going away or becoming stale… In fact, it is quite the opposite. The Flash Platform will continue to thrive and innovate, providing outstanding solutions that set the pace for other technologies to follow. In case you missed the session, here is the “Flash Platform Roadmap”, provided by Scott Castle, Adam Lehman, and Raghu Thricovil, Product Managers for Flash Platform tooling:

If that wasn’t enough, did you see the new “Monocle” tool, shown by Deepa Subramaniam? Monocle is the new realtime profiling tool for Flash-based content which will provide additional insight into what’s happening at runtime, and how you can optimize your applications.

Did you also see the latest demos showing the Epic Games & the Unreal engine running INSIDE of the Flash Player?

Yes, this is really the Flash Player. You can read more here.

  • Terry Corbet

    Please, please get back to basics. How could you release AIR 3.0 and fail to provide a mechanism for launching Molehill applications in child windows of an ApplicationWindow. You got so interested in making sure that you can have multiple views on simple mobile devices that you completely failed to support the desktop. Who thinks that we subscribe to all the architecture of spark-skinned components so that we can open a NativeWindow and lose all of that? Where was the product management when the engineers were providing the specs? Great, so the html/javascript folks have a solution; it’s just the true AIR application that gets left behind.

    • http://www.tricedesigns.com Andrew

      Terry, Sorry to hear that you are having issues. Can you send me detail surrounding the issue that you are encountering via email at “atrice [at] adobe.com” so that I can pass them along to engineering? Is it just that you are not able to have Stage3D in any other window than the main ApplicationWindow? I have not tried this myself, but I would expect that you should be able to have Stage3D in any window. If this is the case, then we certainly want to address it. You can also file a bug at http://bugs.adobe.com.
      Thanks,
      Andrew Trice