Category Archives: Adobe Flex

Summer with Flex!

Mmmm, Summer time!

What’s better that a good book for summer?

That’s right video! Flex Video!

 

Adobe just created a video series with the name “Flex in a week“.
The 1st 3 days are up and the 4th and 5th are coming soon.

Very nice, thanks Adobe!

BTW it seems that Adobe is using BrightCove to bring us the video which is very nice although I don’t get why they didn’t just use the Adobe Media Player!

 

When the client talks..

Read the Greek Developer F.A.Q (Alpha version)

Well Flex and Air are just “working” for me and I love them as much as.. mmm.. nothing else out there but I know there are a lot of people that just don’t get it. When the “mother-ship” talks that might not be enough for a lot of people and that’s ok but when the client or the end user talks then… that’s another story…

So here it is, the client talks, see and listen to him:

See more here.

BTW a lot of changes are going on with me but that’s another post from another day (in the near future)..

🙂

Akto presentation: Flex and Air in Greek.

On May 22 I gave my first presentation about Flex and Air in Akto (Private College of Applied and Fine Arts). I have to admin that I was very anxious and nervous, obviously because of the fact that it was my 1st talk and in about 20 minutes I had to explain as much as I could about those 2 babies. It was really really hard as I had to skip some sections like showing some demo Flex apps and I had to talk about some features very quickly but it’s ok since that was just a “first touch”.

I’m really looking forward to another event with more time available and of course with MY demo apps..

Besides the speech I was also lucky enough to meet Andrew Lindstrom (Adobe MEA Rigional Manager) and Alastair de Wed (Adobe Compliancy Manager for MEA and Mediterranean), 2 really nice guys! Alastair told me that my keynote “was all Greek to him”, which is fun since Arul Prasad had told me that before when he saw the Greek Developer F.A.Q. of Air (Alpha). Well I can understand that.. 🙂

After the event we had lunch and it was nice to meet in person with the Managing Director of Anodos, the official distributor of Adobe in Greece, Mr Kostas Dimakopoulos and George Kaiafas, the marketing manager of Anodos. I can’t wait to talk to them again and see how Greece is going on the Flash/Flex/Air side of things.

I would like to thank Charis Tsevis, the Adobe South Africa Channel Manager for the Mediterranean (oh..that was long..) for giving me the opportunity to talk about what I love so much and definitely his wife Eva for her support during my speech because I was ready to fall down! Thanks Eva!
They are a really great couple and I feel lucky to meet them.

I would also like to thank Akto for being so generous and offer the equipment and I would like to say congratulations for the award “Adobe Compliance Certificate” they got, an award given for the 1st time to an educational institution in Greece.

At the end I’m going to remove from my “display list of life” my stress and just keep the good moments of the day.

So here is the keynote (it’s in Greek), just in case you would like to see it again.
Bear in mind that it’s not very descriptive as it contains just some bullets so..

Photoshop Express is here!

For most of the people out there, Photoshop is the king of Adobe. I don’t disagree PS is THE app, for designers, photographers etc but I can’t compare it to the beautiful Flash Platform (you know the Macromedia happiness). I would agree that we can’t and shouldn’t compare them since they are totally different. It’s just that for me Adobe==Flash Paradise.. Anyway since Photoshop is the master in image editing we can understand the price of the product. What would you say for a lite image editor named with the same name (+Express) and most importantly created by the “same” persons who made the Master Chief Photoshop. Oh did I mention that it’s free too? And guess what.. It is made with the flash platform!!! A beautiful Flex application.. This is mind-blowing! Imaging it.. Do your magic in your photos and have them online, available anytime PLUS have your favorite image editor, THE image editor online available anytime again!! The mother-ship is smart enough to create this thing by her self! 😉
As you may have guess I am really impressed. Enough with the words.. Go make an account and try it for your self. Adobe is kind enough to offer a 2GB free home for your creations and your domain under: ***.photoshop.com
My account as you can guess is savvasmalamas.photoshop.com.
By the way when you register there is a field asking for your country and offers only US as an option. Don’t bother as it worked for me.. Just choose US.. (I hope this is ok for Adobe..). Here is a screenshot: