FLEX APAC Tech Wednesday e-Seminars

May 16, 2007

Well, it has been a long wait… From the time when John Koch was here in March, the talk of having an Adobe “backed” Flex Community in Asia has been doing rounds. We have quite an enthusiastic community in South Korea and Japan and smaller ones in countries like China & India.

We in India have taken a giant step by launching Flex Communities in Chennai & Bangalore (the two premiere IT destinations in the country). Read more about this on Mrinal’s Blog

But our vision is to grow the communities in APAC and also bring them together on a platform, where they can interact and share knowledge. We at Adobe are commited to make this happen.

In in conjunction with this, we at the Flex Team in Bangalore (especially Prayank Swaroop, our Flex Evangelist) have kick started a series called the “Adobe Flex APAC Online Tech Seminars“, which is essentially a mirror of a similar initiative in the US called “Tech Wednesdays“.

This week was the first edition of the series, where we had Prayank talk about FlexUnit (an equivalent of JUnit in Flex). He also did a demonstration on how to write these tests and execute them on FlexBuilder.

There were 21 participants and for a first time venture, I count it to be quite a success… For those who missed the event, you can see the recording of the session by clicking the link below.

Testing Using FlexUnit by Prayank Swaroop

Though Prayank keeps re-iterating that this was a test run, I thought it was a trial only in the sense that there were some audio issues in setting up the meeting. So i suggest people to skip the first 10 minutes or so of the recording as this is all about the initial setup of the meeting.

We plan this to be a weekly/bi-weekly affair and the timings are around 4 p.m. IST(Indian Standard Time). This timing is to facilitate people from the Pacific Rim (namely Japan, Korea, Singapore…etc) to join in with us at a time that is not too late for them.

Do send the comments on this session and also, any suggestions on what you would like to see in the upcoming sessions. You can also volunteer to host some sessions yourself. Drop me or Prayank a mail and we’ll get back to you.

Go FLEX !!!

Addendum (May 17th) – Prayank just posted the presentation and the source files on his blog. You can download them by clicking on this link…