Monthly Archives: June 2007

Upcoming Developer eSeminars for ANZ Developers

Adobe Australia is hosting the following online Connect presentations, one per week on Friday at a time that suits Australian & New Zealand audiences. Each week, you will have the chance to not just connect and listen, but also ask questions.

To register, go to the Adobe site to register;
http://events.adobe.co.uk/events/cgi/event.cgi?country=pa&eventid=5407

Upcoming sessions include

July 6th - What’s new in Flex 3?

Come and see the new and cool features inside Flex 3

July 13thIntroduction to LiveCycle Designer

An introductory session on how to build forms for Acrobat, Flex, ColdFusion and LiveCycle developers.

July 20th - Web applications and AJAX using Dreamweaver

Learn how to build an AJAX site using Dreamweaver.

July 27thColdFusion 8 – Working with PDF forms and documents

With ColdFusion 8 now in public beta, see how to integrate PDF forms and documents using Cold Fusion

August 3rdMaximising the User Experience using AIR

Learn how to use the tools of Adobe Interactive Runtime to improve the user experience of branded desktop applications

August 10th - Improve the performance of your applications ActionScript in Flash CS3

An introductory session to Actionscript 3 for Flash developers. We will show you ActionScript basics, enabling you to speed up applications

August 17thLiveCycle Data Services – Combining PDF documents into your Flex applications

Starting from scratch we will take you step by step through the creation of the document, to taking data out of a Flex application and merging it with a PDF. Great for creating reports, invoices etc

August 24th -Take your Flex applications off-line with AIR

We will show you how to syncronise data using SQLlite and introduce you to File API to save data offline

August 31st - Develop custom components for Flex with Flash CS3

Learn how to easily convert Flash content into Flex components, providing seamless integration between Flash CS3 and Flex

Adobe Acrobat & Reader 8.1 updates now available..

Overnight Adobe has released a dot release update to both Acrobat 8 & Reader 8.

Adobe ReaderWhat’s new?
How about “offical” Vista support, integrated support for Acrobat in Office 2007 (Create PDF, Review etc etc in the toolbar of most Office applications), faster dynamic form rendering & improved 3D rendering amongst other things!

This free update is available immediately on Adobe.com;

Reader 8.1 download;
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

Acrobat 8.1 update;
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=3661

LiveCycle ES – A RIA developer’s perspective.

Steven Webster, of Adobe Consulting in Europe, has written up his impressions of LiveCycle ES and what it means to Flex Developers delivering RIA projects for enterprise. It’s a good indication about the buzz that LiveCycle ES is creating both internally and externally in those who were traditionally “Macromedia” focused and previously dismissed LiveCycle as this “PDF thing”.

LiveCycle = PDF + Flex + SOA

I’ll say it again, if you think you’ve seen LiveCycle.. have another look!
http://www.adobe.com/products/livecycle/