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Adobe Flash CS5 sneaks from FOTB09

September 21st 2009 | Jens C Brynildsen

Rumors had been flying around for a few days before the conference that we were going to see some sneak peaks at this year's Adobe keynote, and that's exactly what happened. Richard Galvan and Mark Anders, "Senior" Principle Scientist at Adobe, were back again this year with an update on the Flash platform and a sneak peek on Flash CS5 and the new Flash Mobile features.

Away3D Lite 1.0 released

September 11th 2009 | Jens C Brynildsen

The Away3D team just released a brand new 3D engine that is very compact in file size (only 25Kb), is blazing fast and still fully featured. The new engine pushes the new capabilities in Flash Player 10 to the fullest and is up to 10 times faster than existing Open Source 3D engines for Flash!

Improve file size with Reducer

August 09th 2009 | Jens C Brynildsen

Joa Ebert has been on a quest to build a better Actionscript compiler lately and Reducer is the first public result of his work. If you're embedding PNG assets using the Embed tag, you should definitely check this tool out.

PR to the MAX?

July 14th 2009 | Jens C Brynildsen

This October, Adobe will let the cat out of the bag. They'll announce the availability of both Catalyst and Flash Builder as well as show sneak peeks of Flash Player 11. Not only that - they'll also announce ten other technologies that you'll probably never hear about. Why is Adobe so allergic to press coverage?

FlashDevelop 3.0 released

June 15th 2009 | Jens C Brynildsen

After what seems like the longest release cycle in OS Flash history, the popular Windows based Actionscript editor FlashDevelop 3.0 was released yesterday. It took 9 Beta versions, 6 Release Candidates and a little more than a year to get it all ready, but now you can download the final version.

SWFObject 2.2

June 12th 2009 | Jens C Brynildsen

Today, the SWFObject library got a major update that will probably be what ships with the final version of Flash Builder as well. The new release has several nice features, fixes known bugs and also takes some steps to clean things up code-wise:

Beta versions of Flash Catalyst and Flex on Labs

June 01st 2009 | Jens C Brynildsen

Tonight Adobe released new beta versions of the new Catalyst interaction design tool as well as the recently renamed Flash Builder (formerly Flex Builder). Both tools have been in closed beta for quite some time, but today everyone can check them out.