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RIAction Singapore on Thursday 26th Feb

The Singapore Flex Usergroup is very proud to present Singapore’s very first RIA ( Rich Internet Applications) Event – RIAction! Taking place on the 26th February 2009, RIAction will see speakers from Google, Microsoft, Adobe, together with community leaders, coming together for a day of technological updates, roadmaps and application showcase!

Seems like this is going to be another nice event organized by FUG Singapore, with some interesting topics… Event is free, and requires registration. See you there !

http://riaction.sg/

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The Actionscript Conference Overview + slides from presentation

Weeks after The Actionscript Conference in Singapore I  can sum up all good things we’ve got and experienced there. TAC was event organized by Flex User Group Singapore. FUG Singapore is focus on Actionscript, Flex and Flash and other related services and server-side technologies.  This was a first conference I’ve attended and spoke at, so I surely cannot be objective enough, but I think that most of the speakers and attendees would agree TAC was a huge success.

At the start of the conference Hu Shunjie talked about Passion. Nice way to present actionscript community. It really relies on passion and inspiration from the very beginning and it feels strong even 10 years later.

In series of presentations of really great speaker line-up attendees could hear and see a lot of new Flash Player 10 features (Lee Brimelow), API references, Web Services, AIR developement (Marco Casario, Peter Elst).

PowerFlasher team had great presentation about their FDT Actionscript IDE. Micheal Plank demonstrated powerfull FDT features and speedcoding which gives you freedom. Micheal had great workshop also day before conference, demonstrating workflow that FDT makes possible using ANT compiling, SWC and SWF linking and a lot more…

Mohammed Khan had only presentation that was more design oriented. It was very good to hear a little introspective in designer developer workflow in Flex and where it should be in time that comes.

Prayank Swaroop presented BlazeDS, server-based Java remoting and web messaging technology. It is free solution and seems to me more and more used in Flex project because of it.

Most amazing presentation was given by Stefan Wessels, a Flash Lite guru. He presented Flash Lite from the perspective of the Darth Vader and the dark side. Seems like Flash Lite really inspires and through his inspirational talk he invited as to join the dark side, creating Flash Lite content, which is not so widespread…

I gave my presentation at the end of the day. I am not sure how it looked like but from my point of view I would be happy if people could remember few important things that connects Flash Platform and Socialnetworking. Flash is great platform for developing, present at more than 90% of internet enabled devices. It is fairly easy and cost-free platform. It support all socialnetworking interactions but lacks in SEO and semantic web which will mean a lot in future. My slides are available at SlideShare

Pictures from the conference at Flickr
Lee Brimelow video report
Interviews with some of the speakers

Great news is that preparation for next TAC has already started. Organisers should consider 2 days instead of one, so people can talk more, and focus more on speeches. Anyway, this was a boost I hope for Singapore Actionscript community which I am proud to be a part of.

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The Actionscript Conference – My topic : Flash and Socialnetworking

The Actionscript Conference is coming soon. It will be held this week starting at Friday 17th till Sunday 19th which is main day of conference. As I’ve already mentioned, in its first issue, speaker list is great, Lee Brimelow, Peter Elst, Marco Casario, Stefan Wessels, Michael Plank, Prayank Swaroop and latest Grant Staker, and me.

I will be speaking on a topic that is very interesting Flash and Socialnetworking. Socialnetworking is at it’s peak now, or peak is yet to come but SNS (Social Networking Services) are in rise. In fact whole web is moving toward socially organised internet users and information exchanged between them. That should lead us (slowly for now) towards semantic web.
So how does Flash (Flash / Flex / AIR / Flash Lite) plays in this game. Is it enough to be widget, media and gaming platform in a world to come. We all know the strong sides of Flash, but does flash goes well with SEO and semantic web? what it needs to do to stand up to the role we all actionscripters and rich internet experience lovers would like?

Please post your oppinion on anything you have in mind for this topic, it will be valuable addition and will surely make a better content for the speech.

Thanks in advance!

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Speaking at The Actionscript Conference in Singapore

I feel a great honour to announce that I will be speaking at The Actionscript Conference, which will happen in Singapore on 17th-19th of October. It will be surely very interesting event, with so many passionate actionscripters around here…
Speakers list is great: Lee Brimelow, Peter Elst, Marco Cesario, Stefan Wessels, Michael Plank and that doesn’t make me nervous :), I am happy to be the part of  TAC.
I will try to give the best out of me on very interesting topic which I will announce in few days, so you can give me your feedback on some issues connected to theme.

There is only one bad thing about TAC now, all tickets are already sold :( Kind of a bad news :)

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Kevin Lynch Interview for Knowledge Wharton

Kevin Lynch, CTO at Adobe gave interview for Knowledge Wharton. The interview isn’t small one so with a lot of good questions insight in Kevins thoughts is great. All areas of Adobes activity are covered, but AIR and Flash are now of most interest. Also, at the end of interveiw Kevin talks about server technology Adobes embracing and how good client – server fit can be valuable for business.

Read the Kevin Lynch interview at Knowledge Wharton

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Adobe Open Screen Project

First on 28th April Mozillas Tristan Nitot from Mozilla Europe warned on “Flash and Silverlight Agenda” which was pretty ridiculous, but we all know why is that. Mozilla plans to complete on that market and they are so eager to put flame in the air.

Well, Adobe made just a few days later announcement that not only sounds great. It is and will be one of the most influential decisions for Adobe and our developer community. SWF and FLV will have no licencing restrictions anymore! Other facts are that mayor companies in digital world goes with Adobes Flash and AIR for their products. Future of Flash is secure, and it is here to stay surely. Thanks for smart moves. Yet another time it shows up that competition drives forward whole industry.

Adobe press release for Open Screen Project
Open Screen Project Homepage
Adobes Ryan Stewart post on ZDNet

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AIR SQLite Administration APP (sourcecode included) by Christophe Coenraets

Christophe Coenraets built interesting and very usefull app in AIR that allows you to admin your SQLite databases… Could prove very usefull if you are developing in AIR

“You can use this application to examine the structure of a database, create a new database or open an existing one, execute any type of SQL statement, etc.” – Christophe Coenraets

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Interview with Scott Petersen on the C/C++ in Flash Player Sneak by Ryan Stewart

Ryan Stewart made really interesting interview with Scott Pettersen from Adobe. Topic is one of the most interesting new stuff that popped out in Adobe MAX in Chicago, C/C++ code able to run in Flash Player. Scott answers many interesting questions giving us picture about current state of project, ideas and technology behind and so on… Great stuff read it at Ryan Stewart’s blog Digital Backcountry ;)

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