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Open Source Media Framework (OSMF) 1.0 Launch presentation by Lisa Larson-Kelley
Lisa will go over all of the great features that have been integrated into the final 1.0 version of OSMF, including a description of the new Strobe Media Playback product (a fully functional, open source OSMF based media player). The webinar will take placeon Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. PST For more info or to sign up for this free webinar visit the webinar page.
Here's a Flash Catalyst tutorial titled From Concept to Working Prototype with Flash Catalyst on SitePoint.
SitePoint, a website with resources for web designers and developers, is running a poll to determine what the online community thinks Apple should do about allowing Flash on their products. Vote for Flash on Apple at the SitePoint website.
CSS Guru Eric Meyer Weighs in on HTML5/CSS3, Flash
One of Meyer's objections to Flash is that it's a proprietary technology and that "companies don't want to be beholden to somebody else [e.g., Adobe]." However, companies have been relying on hardware/software technology from other companies ever since IBM built its first punched card machine. The use by companies of technology from other companies is a fundamental part of our system of capitalism.
Open standards are great but they have their drawbacks, notably the ponderous pace at which innovation occurs. Look how long it's taken—a decade—to reach the point where all the major browsers agree (mostly) on how to render HTML/CSS. Look how long it's taken—a decade—for HTML 5 to be released. By contrast, look at how far Flash has come during that time. The advances have been stunning!
On Smashing Design: Flash Websites: the Pros and Cons
A good introduction to the reasons why or why not to use Flash to build a website:
Interesting Blog Post on HTML5 and How it Affects the Future of Flash
October Meeting Canceled
See you at the Adobe MAX conference (Oct. 5-7) instead!
Back in November; watch for details.
Flash Catalyst and Flash Builder 4 have gone into public beta!
Here are the download links:
There is a ton of new content on the ADC about these products. Here's a few links to get started:
Flash Catalyst and Flex 4: Parts 1 & 2 by Lee Brimelow:
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