In the immortal words of Bart Simpson “I didn’t think it was possible, but this actually sucked AND blew at the same time”. Internet World 2010 report The Internet World show is no longer all that the internet can be, it’s a big pitch fest for Marketers, SEOs, CMSs and eCommerce payment vendors with a Continue reading
I have mentioned the LFDD user group before but the London Flash Developer and Designer user group is now officially an Adobe recognised and supported user group. It is also recognised and supported by Friends of Ed so as well as speakers, question time and personal presentation opportunities, it a;so benefits from all the things Continue reading
ok, so the London Flash Developers and Designers group, who will be referred to as the LFDD from now on, with which we are affiliated, have Iain Lobb talking there tomorrow night on Games development and design in Flash. Iain has done some great work and has spoken on the subject at Flash on the Continue reading
One of our senior partners will be giving a talk for beginners and intermediates alike at the London Flash Developer and Designer’s user group this Thursday the 26th at 7pm at the London South Bank University’s Keyworth Center. The talk on moving to OO development in Flash/actionscript is aimed at answering the many questions of Continue reading
Reed Professional Services have generously given us a ticket to Flash on the Beach to give away.
We were at the Flex London User Group relaunch on Wednesday night, organised by Mike Jones and Andrew Martin. It was held in the LBi building in Brick Lane. A great venue, fully equipped for this kind of meeting. It was hard to tell exactly how many people were there (I’d guess between 40 and 50) as the room was big and people were spread out, but it was more about the calibre of people than the numbers. There were many industry expert faces I recognised there as well as many I see at PokerCoder.
Has anyone else noticed the discussion that’s taking place in the small, Redbull and coffee induced, corner of the web?
It’s set our minds a’cogging as to which features, or steps, we’d like to see implemented by Adobe in Flash and their other flagship products in the Creative Suite.
It seems that recently people, good people, are coming out of the woodwork to point out that they might not always like to deliver their Flash Platform solutions as OO solutions. I hear the collective gasp of horror and revilement from the community of Actionscript developers who have spent years refining their coding and OO methodologies to a point where they can code in Java with little effort. I myself am one of those coders. However, I am forever using the term ‘Pragmatic’ when I speak to staff and peers alike. Look at the big picture. Not everyone wants a solution that takes 2 months to deliver because you have to develop redundant, reusable, unit tested OO code. Many clients want throw away solutions and have no likelihood of code reuse.
Finally, a magazine for the intermediate and advanced developer, and now it’s free! Well ok, actually the back issues are starting to be released free as the next issue comes out. But that’s pretty good!
Google and Microsoft are already making a play to have a big role in making the Semantic Web mainstream. Google have already started to expose semantic data in search results and with the acquisition of Powerset by Microsoft we can see a clear strategic intent.