Build an App in a week

Join Adobe platform evangelists for how to build an interactive application from start to finish in just one week. Use Flash Catalyst CS5 to create user interactions and states based on visual design from Ilustrator CS5 and Photoshop CS5. Leverage Flex 4 and Flash Builder 4 to connect to PHP and Java backends. Work with Flash Professional CS5 and Device Central to develop mobile versions that use the latest Flash Player 10.1 device APIs. Create desktop versions in AIR that go beyond the browser. And finally, incorporate social and collaboration capabilities with LiveCycle Collaboration Services and Flash Player 10.1 P2P APIs. See the full schedule below:

June 7th – 12:00 – 13:00 GMT Erase the Designer to Developer gap: Adding interactions to your design with Serge Jespers

June 7th – 15:00 – 16:00 GMT Connecting your design to PHP services with Mihai Corlan

June 8th – 12:00 – 13:00 GMT Connecting a web application to a J2EE backend using Flash Builder 4 with Michael Chaize 

June 8th – 15:00 – 16:00 GMT Working with Flash CS5 components in your Flash Builder 4 project with Mike Jones

June 9th – 12:00 – 13:00 GMT Going multi-user with P2P in Flash Player 10.1 with Tom Krcha

June 9th – 15:00 – 16:00 GMT Developing multi-user applications with LiveCycle services with Tom Krcha

June 10th – 12:00 – 13:00 GMT Bringing web Applications to the desktop with AIR 2.0 with Piotr Walczyscyn 

Jun 10th – 15:00 – 16:00 GMT Code once and run on multiple mobile devices with Mark Doherty 

Learn more and register today.


Talk – Iain Lobb on Games in Flash at the LFDD

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 Beach. If you are a budding games developer or designer then sign up and get along to the South Bank University’s Keyworth building on the 1st floor tomorrow night. Nearest tube is Elephant and Castle (just round the corner).

Iain’s talk will include:

  • Input and controls.
  • Cameras and scrolling.
  • Side-on VS top-down – 3D perspective.
  • Business models / making money.
  • Multi-user.
  • Blitting vs. DisplayList.
  • Frameworks and libraries that can help you.
  • Game design principles.

Talk – Moving to Object Oriented Development in Flash

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 why and how to move from procedural development in actionscript to Object Oriented analysis and develpment.

To find out more about this group and talk, please see the entry at FlashCoder.


New London Flash User Group…sort of

I’m a reasonably regular attendee of many of the community events and user groups. I believe firmly that the uniquely strong community spirit that exists in the Flash world is one of it’s great strengths. I know I would never have been as successful a Flash Platform developer as I am without the selfless help and advise I received over the years from countless friends and colleagues.
And that spirit is contagious. I now give back to the community myself through things like going on to forums and answering as many questions as I have time for, attending user groups and running community events like PokerCoder.com. This all helps raise the general level of expertise within the industry and is good for all of us.
I recently discovered a London Flash user group based in South Bank University run by a very nice guy called David Wright: The London Flash Developers and Designers user group. It’s a stone’s throw from Elephant and Castle tube station. It has around 350 signed up members – though obviously not all of them turn up 😉 and it’s actually been around for quite a long time. Continue reading


Flash and Flex Developer Magazine – now FREE

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! The content is excellent. The Logic Bureau is one of the technical advisors to the magazine. Take a look at the content synopsis on the cover or any issue and you’ll definitely find something more advanced that you wanted to learn. I’m not even going to list the topics, there are so many. Go to the site an have a look.
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Palm Pre pt 1 – Talking for the first time (Hello World)

Not content with re-entering the race with a brand new device, and first mainstream mobile phone wireless charger, the Touchstone, they have also developed a new operating system, the webOS, which uses Mojo.

Mojo is an MVC (Model-View-Controller) application framework, based on the HTML 5, CSS, and JavaScript web standards. Applications that are built using Mojo can be run at native speeds and have access to a wide range of APIs to access device specific functions and services.
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