Category Archives: Adobe

Apple vs. Adobe Flash

VentureBeat published an analysis I did of Steve Jobs’s Thoughts on Flash. As one would expect, the comments have been lively. Since I used to work at Macromedia, the creator of Flash, now part of Adobe, I wanted to share … Continue reading

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Adobe’s Open Screen Project Indicates Strategy Alignment

Adobe’s Open Screen Project is a good move for the company and a reminder that, per Andy Grove, only the paranoid survive. TechCrunch has a good article on the details of the announcement. What’s perhaps a little more interesting is … Continue reading

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Flash vs. AJAX is The Wrong Question

Following my post on the Flex 3 and AIR launch, a number of you have pinged me privately about the Flash vs. AJAX question. It goes something like this: “I know you are going to write that you prefer Flash/Flex because … Continue reading

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Adobe Engage 2008 To Launch Flex 3.0 and AIR

Tomorrow, at the invitation-only Engage 2008 event in SF Adobe will launch AIR and Flex 3.0. If you want to get a sense of what will be shown, here are the slides from the January pre-release tour. The event has … Continue reading

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Adobe MAX 2007

It’s a warm gray day in Chicago and the Adobe MAX 2007 keynote is kicking off with a bunch of examples of very engaging Rich Internet Application (RIA) experiences. The core positioning is that creating truly engaging experiences requires Adobe technologies. … Continue reading

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Google Gears Powers Web-to-Desktop Convergence

Google Gears will bring offline processing to AJAX applications, which promises to be a step towards closing the last big delta between traditional desktop and Web 2.0 applications. Web-to-desktop convergence is a very interesting topic and one that is bound to … Continue reading

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Widget Convergence: Web-to-Desktop

The guys at Goowy and yourminis blog that you can now put your widgets on your desktop, all thanks to Adobe Apollo. I tried it and it’s pretty neat, despite the fact that it is alpha tech running on alpha tech. … Continue reading

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Scraping Ideas

After the Adobe Engage event a few of us grabbed drinks at the Jade Bar. The conversation spanned the gamut from RIA design patterns to magic tricks (thanks to Jared Spool of User Interface Engineering). Many interesting stories were told. … Continue reading

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Adobe Engage Notes

The Adobe Engage event worked out well. The audience was sharp and with a broad range of perspectives. A few interesting points worth noting: Apollo Apollo comes with the WebKit engine. This is telling of Adobe’s ultimate desire to let … Continue reading

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Adobe Engage

I’m in SF this week to attend Adobe Engage on Tuesday, a private all-day “influence the influencers” event. The focus is on the Adobe platform, encompassing both online and enterprise technologies. (I don’t think the Mobile group will be represented–they … Continue reading

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