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MAX Sneaks Now Available!

Adobe MAX was a great opportunity to see the latest projects that Adobe has been working on. Not only are the keynotes and announcements exciting, but there is a lot that which doesn’t make it into the keynote. In addition, Adobe gives you a glimpse into the future with sneak previews of new software ideas, before they have made it into actual products. All of the “sneaks” from this year are now available on Adobe TV. There are some great examples of de-blurring images, creating 3D video from 2D video sources, audio/video synchronization, and much more.

Here are a few sneaks/enhancements specifically focusing around the Flash Platform:

Reverse Debugging in Flash Builder:

Near-Field Communications with AIR Native Extensions:

GPU Parallism with PixelBender:

“Monocle” Realtime Profiling:

MAX 2011 Presentations

The recordings of my presentations don’t seem to be available yet on Adobe TV, but here is the content, as promised. I spoke at MAX this year on “Multi Device Best Practices using Flex & AIR for Mobile”, and “Create beautiful, immersive content and applications with HTML5 and CSS3″, and the content from these presentations is below.

Multi Device Best Practices using Flex & AIR for Mobile

In the multi-device best practices session I covered the basics for building a multi-device/multi-form-factor application that conforms to device constraints (phone and tablet), using a single codebase that is able to detect device dimensions and orientation.  This was followed by online/offline detection for occasionally-connected applications, and then followed by device-specific layout using CSS media queries and MultiDPIBitmapSource images.  The presentation slides are below.

Direct links to download the content:

In this presentation, I also showed and discussed my airplane tracking application demo, discussed here (with full source).

Create beautiful, immersive content and applications with HTML5 and CSS3

In this session, I gave a “crash course” in developing rich content experiences with HTML5 and CSS3.   I started with a general overview presentation, followed by diving directly into code.   I covered <video>, <audio>, dynamic graphics with <canvas>, <svg>, HTML5 Form elements, CSS3 Web Fonts, Visual Styles (shadows, corners), CSS3 Color spaces (RGBA, HSLA), graidents, transforms, animations, and media queries.  In the presentation, I also discussed the necessity of client-side solution accelerator frameowrks (jQuery or other JS framework), in addition to graceful degradation and HTML5 feature detection using Modernizr.  The presentation slides are below:

Direct links to download the content:

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.

Ready For Adobe MAX 2011?

Adobe MAX 2011 is rapidly approaching, are you ready? Next week will bring some exciting announcements, so be sure to watch the MAX Keynotes steamed live online if you aren’t able to be there in person (Monday AND Tuesday). Definitely do not miss them.

Adobe MAX 2011

For those of you who will be able to attend, don’t forget to get the MAX companion application, available for iOS and Android at http://max.adobe.com/companion/. The MAX Companion is an application that enables MAX attendees to check their session schedules and access general information about the MAX 2011 conference being held October 1-5, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA.

MAX Companion

If you are interested in HTML5, or Flex/AIR for mobile, also don’t forget to stop by and check out my labs & sessions:

  • Create beautiful, immersive content and applications with HTML5 and CSS3
    Sunday, October 2, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Stay up to date on the latest developments in HTML, CSS, and javascript. Learn how to use HTML5 to add interactivity, motion, and video to the web. This lab will start with the fundamentals of HTML5 and how it can be used today for both designers and developers. Get tips, tricks, and best practices from experts, while learning how to apply Adobe’s tools into your evolving workflow. Discover what can be done with next-generation web standards to create powerfully engaging websites that can transcend screens of all sizes.

  • Multi-Device Best Practices Using Flex 4.5 and Adobe AIR for mobile
    Monday, October 3, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, October 4, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Learn techniques and lessons from real-world mobile application development, including UI/skinning approaches, custom components, platform integration, application architecture, and device dependent considerations.

  • Practical Mobile Development with Flex and Adobe AIR
    Wednesday, October 5, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    Learn techniques and lessons from real-world mobile application development, including UI/skinning approaches, custom components, platform integration, application architecture, and device dependent considerations. You’ll come away better prepared to embrace the industry-shifting paradigm change that mobile development promises.